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BB is one of the principal partners of federal, state and local governments in the implementation of public policies, projects and programs to promote development. As outlined in its Code of Ethics, the Bank does not make financial contributions to political parties. BB also supports the municipal administrations through the distribution of Public Administrator's Kits, whose materials include an events calendar, as well as books and CDs regarding public management.

As a supplier of products and services to the sector, Banco do Brasil offers the best solutions for the needs of each of this segment's niches and their network of suppliers. Public administration is modernizing every day, which requires a specialized bank that is always seeking new technologies and processes and can offer ongoing service to this strategic partner.

It is noteworthy that the bank will play a key role for Brazil in the years ahead, when the country will be hosting large international events, such as the World Cup and the Olympic Games. These events will require a series of investments by the public sector, mainly in infrastructure, and BB will be an important partner to make these possible.

Acting as the National Treasury's financial agent, Banco do Brasil provides services related to financial performance and management; the receipt of funds for the Sole Account of the Nation; and the transfer of resources to other federal entities. Its activities with other federal agencies mainly involve securing financial and programmatic resources for specific applications; tax collection; payment of scholarships, benefits and refunds; and funds transfers. Banco do Brasil is currently the official financial agent of 16 states and 15 state capitals.


Banco do Brasil is also involved in the conduct of public policies. Included among several initiatives are:
  • Environmental Responsibility Protocol for Brazilian Banks: A document of strategic themes for sustainable management in financial institutions, the protocol was originally proposed by the Ministry of the Environment with the participation of banks such as BB, Caixa Econômica Federal and the BNDES. With these guidelines established, private banks were invited to sign a similar document;
     
  • National Plan for Climate Change and National Action Plan for Sustainable Production and Consumption: BB, through its Environmental Management division, was invited to participate in the public consultation processes for these two plans. The proposals will directly impact the Brazilian economy in coming years and could generate business for financial institutions;
     
  • Febraban (Brazilian Federation of Banks) Working Group for Children and Teenagers: BB participates in the WG to enhance already established activities, undertaken individually, by networking and strengthening public policy related to the rights of children and teenagers in society, maintaining the performance characteristics of each member;
     
  • Partnership with the Special Secretariat for Human Rights (SEDH): BB partners with SEDH on a combination of efforts to eradicate unregistered birth in Brazil and expand access to basic civil documentation. Banco do Brasil participates in the National Management Committee of the Social Plan for Birth Registration and Basic Documentation and the Subcommittee on Civil Registry, the names of the representatives appointed by the Bank having been published in Brazil's Official Gazette.
The signing of the Agreement on Technical Cooperation, on June 12, 2007, between Banco do Brasil (BB), the Special Secretariat for Human Rights (SEDH), Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA), Caixa Economica Federal (CEF) and the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra), formalized the commitment between these institutions with a view to joint efforts to eradicate unregistered births in the country and expand access to basic civil documentation.

This agreement allowed the drafting of a Work Plan under the coordination of the Special Secretariat for Human Rights (SEDH).

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