We energize the social finance ecosystem to sustainably develop Brazil.
Envisioning a prosperous Brazil with strong economic growth, decreased inequality, and a healthy environment.
“Like a windmill a healthy social finance ecosystem powers the vision of Brazil’s
We believe in a Brazil where a strong social finance ecosystem provides entrepreneurs the necessary capital and support to create and scale solutions to challenges such as inequality and climate change.
We build relationships
between US-based individuals
and Brazil’s ecosystem
using a strategic approach.
We allocate capital to high impact organizations, where each organization is a key component of the social finance value chain moving together to sustainably energize the Brazilian economy.
WHY SOCIAL FINANCE?
SOCIAL FINANCE USES CAPITAL MARKETS TO ACHIEVE A FINANCIAL AND A SOCIAL RETURN.
Global momentum and awareness of innovative financial solutions for social issues is growing rapidly
Private Capital committed to impact as of 2015: $60B
New public/private partnerships following unprecedented global consensus around Sustainable Development Goals
Gap to meet Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: $2.5T
Sector expected to grow along with track record of successful exits
Impact-driven millennials receiving $30T+ in wealth transfer will be a source of capital, energizing the global social finance ecosystem
Social Finance Intermediaries provide critical tools to mobilize entre preneurs as they develop, and are often underfunded because they are intermediaries.
Strong entrepreneutrial culture, driven to create change
Young, educated working class eager to make a difference
Macro uncertainty & credit tightening within Brazil’s solid financial stystem translate to scarcer and more expensive capital
Diminishing government coffers exist to fund public projects
Large inequality gaps and valuable environmental resources create demand for social entrepreneurs eager to solve b problems
Gaps in young social finance sector value chain imply social entrepreneurs have limited access to the valuable resources they need to support their sustainability, scale, and impact
At the same time impact investment is growing in Brazil: From 2014-2015 $68.9 USD was invested in impact by 29 local firms, as per ANDE’s latest report on Impact Investing in Latin America.