Carlos Alves De Brito, CEO of InBev after switching 100% of their operations to renewable energy.
Kapin was founded under the belief that superior investment opportunities come from the implementation of open platform technologiesand the rules of the circular economy.
By leveraging on technology, specifically virtualization and artificial intelligence, businesses can become more competitive very quickly. In developing
economies, sometimes to update processes and systems feels more like a burden than a stepping stone for growth, we believe that there is an immense opportunity on this space.
Furthermore, we go beyond than a simple “commitment with sustainability” into making the circular model our business strategy. The circular economy means to move away from “linear” models (take-make-dispose) and into recovery and regeneration of resources in order to extract maximum value.
Our current economic model of resource consumption follows a “take-make-dispose” pattern. Companies harvest and extract materials, use them to manufacture a product, and sell the product to a consumer, who then discards it when it no longer serves its original purpose.
Any system based on consumption rather than on the restorative use of non-renewable resources entails significant losses of value and negative effects all along the material chain.
The guiding principle of substitution is to look at every single resource a company uses in its core products and every single resource that customers use or consume, then look for higher performing, less expensive, or lessscarce materials that might work as substitutes.
While labor productivity has improved almost 100% over the last two decades, resource productivity has increased only 5 to 10% (and it’s not because there isn’t room for improvement).
While waste reduction limits the use of natural resources in the creation of products, circularity looks to find value in products after their use.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to push technology and disrupt the market, one needs resilience and passion. That is why few make the cut to create such technologies.
After implementation, these technologies often change the whole way a market works, leaving many times businesses out of the market in a matter of days. However, companies often fail to realize the value embedded on using these advancements, even when they are present in open platforms of free access.
We noticed that emerging economies have a considerable lag in adopting technologies that could create value very fast, when compared with developed countries.
Businesses today have a unique opportunity in leading their industries thanks to improvements in velocity of adaptation and open platforms.
With a major focus on AI and automatization of processes, we believe that true value can be unleashed with the use of open platform technologies in virtually any business sector.
Through its partners and advisors, Kapin has more than 20 years of experience in our region’s most emblematic industries: energy, mining, technology and retail.