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 build 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, each a key component of the social finance value chain moving to sustainably energize the Brazilian economy.
WHY SOCIAL FINANCE?
SOCIAL FINANCE USES CAPITAL MARKETS TO ACHIEVE A FINANCIAL AND A SOCIAL RETURN.
Global awareness of innovative financial solutions for social issues is growing rapidly
Private Capital committed to impact as of 2017: $112B
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 entrepreneurs, 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 translates 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 problems
Gaps in young social finance sector imply social entrepreneurs have limited access to needed valuable resources to sustainability scale and create real impact
Impact investment grows in Brazil: In 2015 $68.9 USD was invested in impact by 29 local firms