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.
Jan 15, 2016

SITAWI on TOP IRRI2015 | New Fund and more!

SITAWI team :)
SITAWI team :)

Hello from SITAWI!

Find out our latest news!

 

IRRI2015 Results :: Managing Director Gustavo Pimentel elected world’s Best Social-Environmental Analyst and SITAWI makes the Global Top10 in the largest independent survey of responsible investing - IRRI2015.

 

New fund :: SITAWI and Ellen Macarthur Foundation have developed a fund to promote the CE100 Brazil program. The British foundation was established in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular economy, regenerative and restorative by design, making it a global thought leader. The CE100 Brazil program was launched in October, 2015, and it is the national satellite for the global program.

 

Finance for Forestry :: Sustainable finance consultant Fred Seifert spoke in Washington, DC about his analysis of the impact of World Bank’s projects in the state of Pará at a seminar organized by Bank Information Center that gathered representatives from civil society in a number of countries to discuss the World Bank’s Forest Action Plan.

 

Girl Power :: 2016 has arrived with new members on our team at SITAWI. Patrícia Herkenhoff has joined the sustainable finance team as an ASG researcher and Cristine Pavoni will work with the social finance team as a senior consultant. The SITAWI team is now made up of eight men and nine women divided between our offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. But it doesn’t stop there! Our team is growing and we are hiring.

Dec 18, 2015

SouMinasGerais Fund | From Paris CoP21 | New Loan

Inova Urbis Team - SITAWI
Inova Urbis Team - SITAWI's new loan

SITAWI will manage SouMinasGerais Fund for Mariana dam disaster victims

Caetano Veloso, Criolo, Jota Quest and other singers joined on December 8th , in Belo Horizonte, a fundraising event to support the victims of Samarco’s dam in Mariana, Minas Gerais. The whole #SouMinasGerais concert revenue will be directed to a philanthropic fund called SouMinasGerais, managed by SITAWI.

  

CoP 21 – From Paris, Gustavo Pimentel

Whereas Brazil aligns with the European Union demanding a climatic agreement legally binding, US and China heads of state deliver uplifting but unyielding speeches. Gustavo Pimentel covers the events in Paris focusing on the theme Climatic Finances: the pie needs more public and private resources to grow in order to face the challenges.

 

Loans to housing transformation in Rocinha – Rio de Janeiro

SITAWI celebrates another Socio-environmental Loan with an special touch. The project developed by Inova Urbis will take place in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, near SITAWI’s headquarters. The project proposes a consultancy conceived to improve the lives of the community inhabitants aiming for more comfort, security and better sanitary conditions.

 

SITAWI joins the GIFE network

SITAWI officially joined the GIFE network (Institutions, Foundations and Companies Group). “This is a major step to reinforce the strategical partnership system with social transformation players and catalysts. We hope to make a contribution with our expertise in Finance for Good, impact investing and socially responsible finances with the certainty that the exchange with GIFE and its other associates will be highly enriching”, said Leonardo Letelier, SITAWI’s CEO and founder.

 

Social Impact Business Marathon – RJ

Promoted by SEBRAE RJ with SITAWI’s support, the Marathon took place between November 12th and 15th, as part of Entrepreneur Fair in Rio de Janeiro. There were more than 100 inscribed and 53 participating projects. Education, healthcare and culture came up as the most discussed subjects, but the award highlights were about minority empowering businesses.

Oct 20, 2015

New Loan, Environmental Fund and Partnerships!

Children cooking at Lar da Bencao Divina
Children cooking at Lar da Bencao Divina

Lar da Bênção Divina/Home of divine blessing:: SITAWI granted a social loan worth R$ 75 thousand for an organization that provides services impoverished communities of Corea, Alba and Buraco Quente in the south of São Paulo. The NGO is known for its excellent educational program that has supported 2,790 children since opening. Nowadays, it also runs an Experimental Orchestra, with 90 participants, and supports an average of 260 families per year.

First Philanthropic Fund of the Atlantic Forest’s preservation:: The crowdfunding campaign “Dá Pé”, intends to attract resources in order to plant more than 20 thousand native trees of the Atlantic Forest! The project’s financial management will be made by SITAWI. Plant a tree!

Partnership with Polen:: SITAWI is now part of the group of Brazilian organizations supported by Polen, an in-browser web app (currently only available in Chrome), which turns online shopping at more than 100 stores into donations. All this without the user paying anything extra, besides the amount of the purchase. Understand how the app works. (portuguese only)

Partnership UK – BR:: In partnership with the English agency EIRIS, we have launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) research service for institutional investors and financial institutions. EIRIS is a leading global ESG research agency with over 30 years of experience. It has elected SITAWI to improve the quality of its research in Latin America. Read more. (portuguese only)

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