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Francisco Benedito Valentin

CEO & Co-Founder

Francisco Benedito is the CEO and Co-Founder of the startup ClimateTrade. With a degree in Law and an MBA in France, he is part of the TOP 100 worldwide Fintech Influencers for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being  a visionary entrepreneur that  founded his first company at the age of 16. Benedito worked in the banking industry for 15 years. In 2017 he founded ClimateCoin, the world's first crypto asset, which was presented at COP23 and was recognized as one of the best solutions to address climate change in the 2018 UN World Economic and Social Survey. And in 2019 founded CimateTrade with the purpose of establishing an exponential company centered in sustainability. 


With a sharp skill for business analysis and a vision for trends, Francisco believes that technology is the best solution to tackle climate change, that’s why he aims at innovative strategies that support and promote sustainable projects worldwide, achieving the highest positive impact for the Planet and all living beings on Earth.  

Thanks to its great capacities, persuasive speech and experience in renowned climate events such as the Seoul Climate and the Energy Summit (CESS), 2018; The World Green Economy Summit, (WGES), Dubai, 2019; R20 Austrian World Summit, 2019. Francisco Beneditowill be representing ClimateTrade in the Sustainable Innovation Forum at the COP26, which will take place in Glasgow from October 31st to November 12th 2021.