sitawi

SITAWI's mission is to develop financial infrastructure for the social sector in Brazil. We believe that adequate funding and effective counseling strengthen social organizations and increase their impact on the causes and beneficiaries. In the long run, the more resources - in volume and forms - available to the social sector, the more encouragement social leaders have to develop more innovative and sustainable models with greater impact. And sooner we will build a better country.
Apr 3, 2015

Thematic Social Fund |Social Impact Bond |New Loan

Hello from SITAWI! Find out our latest news from last quarter!

 

 

CIES Project in São Paulo, Brazil

 

SITAWI opens its first Thematic Social Fund

SITAWI and YOPO have developed new ideas for the "FEM-Innovation Social Fund: Women for ICT with Social Impact"! The Fund aims to raise R$ 1.5 million to support startups that will focus on redefining technology and communications from a woman’s perspective. Click here to find out more : http://bit.ly/fundtic

 

Social Impact Bonds in Brazil!

SITAWI will launch the Social Impact Bond Lab in Brazil to promote conversations and communicate advances of this new concept in the country. SIB lab is a partnership between SITAWI and the Inter-American Development Bank and Social Finance UK. More soon!

 

New Socio-environmental Loan for CIES

CIES (Integration Center of Education and Health) aims to increase access to technical medical examinations for low-income and vulnerable communities in São Paulo, Brazil. With this new loan, CIES expects to serve 390,000 patients and train 19,500 nurses per year. 

 

Free tool to renewable energy

SITAWI has developed a free tool which allows energy consumers from any state in Brazil to test the economic viability of installing photovoltaic solar panels into their properties. The simulator is part of the project “Sustainable Business: Transforming Ideas into Innovative Models” from the Ethos Institute and is available on Ethos’ website. Click here to read full article (Portuguese only):http://bit.ly/simuladorsolar

  

Caribbean Connection

After the launch of the Guide to Social and Environmental Responsibility, SITAWI will conduct training for ten development agencies in Brasilia, at the end of February. And the expertise of our Sustainable Finance team is turning into an export product! After Brasilia, SITAWI will head to the Caribbean island of Barbados to support banks in developing social and environmental responsibility policies and risk management.

  

Latest stops: Tajikistan and Afghanistan

In early January, SITAWI concluded its environmental risk advisory in Afghanistan that trained more than 100 credit professionals and executives of three Afghan banks. The project was so successful that it was extended to four more banks in neighboring Tajikistan.

Jan 15, 2015

BMW Foundation opens Social Fund, Green Bonds and more!

Peabiru
Peabiru's Beekeeping project

Hello from SITAWI! Find out our latest news from last quarter!

 

BMW opens a social fund

To kick-start its activities in Brazil, BMW Foundation has opened a social fund with SITAWI, with an aim to promote cross-sector dialogues that will foster social innovation for the good of society. This deepens the relationship between the two organizations, in addition to SITAWI’s CEO, Leonardo Letelier, being a member of BMW Foundation’s worldwide network of Responsible Leaders.

 

First Brazilian Forum on Green Bonds

On 4 December, SITAWI organized the First Brazilian Forum on Green Bonds in partnership with Santander. In 2014, there were US$40 billion in green bonds were issued globally and with this promising market outlook, Gustavo Pimentel, director of SITAWI, said that “now, we will put Brazil at the global vanguard”. See article in Valor Econômico (Portuguese only).

 

Cop 20: energy efficiency in Brazil

Last month (9 December), the Cop 20 in Lima saw the launch of a study on barriers to financing energy efficiency in Brazil, produced for the Brazilian Business Council of Sustainable Development (CEBDS) by SITAWI’s Research and Advisory team. Check out the study here.

 

Brazil Crowdfunding Challenge: we have a winner!

We now have a winner in the Brazil Crowdfunding Challenge, promoted by SITAWI as part of its Give More Give Better campaign! Acãochego competed for R$50,000 that will support an online fundraising campaign to raise R$500,000. And now, the winner will be backed with advice and support from three online donation platforms, and partners of the Challenge: Doare, Juntos.com.vc and Benfeitoria.

 

Social connection India-Brazil

After three months volunteering at a school in rural India, the New-York-based artist, Jennifer Lin, decided to continue her journey to Brazil, where she learnt about SITAWI. She has kindly given SITAWI a number of photo portraits that she took in India. We will be giving them away to the first three people to donate R$200 a month in 2015. Want to become part of the Network for Good or, who knows, refer a friend? Get in touch!

 

Instituto Peabiru and EcoService are the latest beneficiaries of SITAWI’s Socio-Environmental Loan.

"Instituto Peabiru works in rural and forest communities in Eastern Amazonia to support their sustainable development. Ecoservice sells systems for solar heating and reusing rainwater to reduce the environmental impact of construction, making it more sustainable. These two loans are first for SITAWI, and we are excited to expand our focus into local sustainable development and environmental businesses, " said Rob Packer, Fund Manager at SITAWI.

Oct 29, 2014

Social Loans, Consulting in Afghanistan and more!

TEDx "The Power of Together"
TEDx "The Power of Together"
TEDx

Watch Leonardo Letelier, founder and CEO os SITAWI, at TED Talks "The power of Together". He left alive within the audience the inspirational question "What stops you from transforming lives?" Check it on YouTube.
Social Business
With strategic support from SITAWI’s Research and Advisory team, SEBRAE is launching its Social Business Marathon for the second year running. Events will be held in Rio de Janeiro and, for the first time, in Florianópolis, offering numerous training and mentoring opportunities for selected businesses. Read more here (Portuguese only)
Successful Open Call
In September, SITAWI ran a Open Call for Social and Environmental Enterprises with the intention of disbursing up to R$ 1 million in loans to social businesses and nonprofits. The call was a success and is an important step in furthering the concept of Finance for Good: more capital, types of capital, and its best use and allocation to impact more lives!
International cooperation
SITAWI is now a member of ANDE, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, a global network set up to foster entrepreneurship as a tool for development. We also became a Search Partner of Echoing Green, a global organization that provides seed funding and technical assistance to social entrepreneurs.

Crowdfunding Challenge
Three of the major crowdfunding platforms in the social area - Benfeitoria, Doare and Juntos.com.vc - have teamed up with the campaing Give more, Give Better of SITAWI to launch a challange for brazilian social organizations: we want to see which entrepreneur raise an record amount of money for a social project. We want to realize the largest crowdfunding campaign in Brazil.
Internacional Appearances
Fund Manager, Rob Packer gave a talk about SITAWI at Columbia Business School and SIPA in New York, where he also took part in ANDE’s annual conference. Meanwhile, Renata Linhares, Fundraising Manager attended the world’s largest fundraising conference, IFC2014 in the Netherlands.

Articles and reports
This quarter SITAWI published articles and reports in some of the most important Brazilian newspapers, including Valor Econômico and the  Folha de S. Paulo. Check them out (Portuguese only):
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SITAWI in Afghanistan
Gustavo Pimentel, Director of Research & Advisory, was invited to Kabul to advise local banks on how to develop social and environmental risk management systems. The story ended up in one of Brazil’s most well-known financial magazines, Isto É Dinheiro. Read it here (Portuguese only)!
Instituto Peabiru and EcoService are the newest beneficiaries of SITAWI´s Social and Environmental Loan

“Peabiru works with people living in rural and forest communities in the Eastern Amazon to help them develop their communities sustainably. EcoService focuses on reducing the environmental impact of construction, by selling products to bring down energy and water consumption of new buildings. This is the first time SITAWI has worked with either sustainable local development or environmental enterprises and we’re pleased to be expanding our focus in this way", explains Rob Packer, Fund Manager.
International Cooperation
International Cooperation

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