• 1988

    Award: Rolex Award for Spirit of  Enterprise: Honorable Mention

  • 1993

    AwardRoyal Geographical Society (UK)

    Award: UN Earth Day International

    Leadership Selected as example for the newly  defined term SUSTAINABILITY”

  • 1997

    Award: George and Cynthia Mitchell International for Sustainable Development delivered by the US National Academy of Science (Nobel Prize for Sustainability)

    Award: Sustainable Development: 100 Brazilian Experiences

  • 1999

    Recognition: 1999 Time Magazine /  CNN - Elected Young  Global Leader for the Next Millennium for the  area of Sustainable Development and  Environment

    Award: Altran Technology Innovation (Biochar)

  • 2003

    Recognition: ProNatura is considered "Federal Public Utility“ in Brazi

  • 2005/2006

    Award: Excellence in Social Sustainability by 18th World Petroleum Congress

    Award: CWC for Excellence in Sustainable Development

    Both prizes for the partnership in Project Akassas for Statoil (Nigeria).

  • 2010

    Award: Changers of the Year by Trip magazine

  • 2015

    Recognition: Special Ambassador of the Indigenous and Original Peoples' World Games

  • 2016

    Recognition: Ambassador of Innovation and Sustainability & Innovation and Citizen of Honor of Mato Grosso

  • 2023

    Recognition: Ambassador for Green Economy International Reputation Strategy for Mato Grosso Government