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We are happy to announce that the 5th edition of the TOP 500 NGOs pointed SITAWI as one of the most influential social organizations in the world! For the first time on the contest, SITAWI reached the 6th place in Brazil, 8th in Latin America and the 130th in the global ranking.

“This result reflects the effort of SITAWI, over the years, in becoming a reference in efficiency and innovation in the Social Sector in Brazil. We are very happy and eager to continue acting on our mission,” commented Marianna Abreu, from the Relationship team.

The ranking surveys, evaluates and classifies the best practices and ideas in the social sector, highlighting the innovation, the impact and the different ways of action. According to the NGO Advisor, the “tripod” impact, innovation and sustainability is essential in the work developed by a social organization.

The 2016 edition was considered the most contested, with organizations more and more influential, powerful and innovative. Were analyzed 10 general indicators of each organization and 165 indicators in details. SITAWI stood out for its transparency and accountability with the audited results which may be checked here.

The TOP 500 NGO is an exclusive ranking of non-profit organizations from different parts of the world that combines evidence-based quantitative analysis with qualitative research.

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We believe that it is possible for institutions and businesses to build a world where the capital is cheaper, more abundant and patient, generating positive environmental impact.

Over the last months, we have been supporting three social and environmental loans in the areas of environment, entrepreneurship and cultural empowerment, education and technology. R$180 thousand in donations from people who believe in Finance for Good became social and environmental loans, with rates below market, for the Alpha Lumen Institute, INOCAS and Feira Preta. Besides the low interest rates and flexible conditions, organizations can also rely on SITAWI’s expertise in this process.

In november, the biggest event of black culture in Latin America celebrated its fifteenth birthday! Rio de Janeiro received for the first time, on 26 and 27 November, the Black Cultural Fair. The event of December 11, in São Paulo, brought together a lot of music, literature, fashion, art and gastronomy. We are very happy to support this initiative once more, through the social and environmental loan.

This mechanism is possible thanks to supporters like you!
Thank you :)

Rafael Ribeiro - BrazilLab mentorship
Rafael Ribeiro - BrazilLab mentorship

Our team on focus in september!

Rob Packer, our Fund Manager, moderated the debate about the depth of social impact at ANDE Annual Conference, in the USA. “It was important to moderate this table with such renowned people in the sector, like Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer of Acumen, and Nicole Etchart, co-founder and co-CEO of NESsT. As SITAWI along with ANDE lead the series of meetings Metrics in Practice, I hope that we can use those methods to improve the way all members of the impact business ecosystem in Brazil measure their social and environmental impact"

Rafael Ribeiro, our Social Impact Bonds coordinator, lectured about Alternatives in the Hiring Models in the third cycle of BraziLab mentorship program. "It is important that entrepreneurs wishing to act in the public sector avoid an excessively commercial approach and open channels for partnerships and the creation of personalized solutions, collaborating with managers and public servants", commented Rafael.

Finance for Good was also the theme of the first video of the series "Impact Talks" from the Impact Hub! Our director, Gustavo Pimentel, talks to the co-founder of the initiative in Florianópolis, Gabriela Werner, about SITAWI's performance. Watch the video.

This is only possible because of you! Thanks for believing in our cause :)

Luiza Coimbra

Finance for Good Dialogues
Finance for Good Dialogues

To celebrate SITAWI's 8 years, we organized an event on July 14th in our new office in Rio de Janeiro, with themed talks on Finance for Good in Brazil. Following, we had a happy hour to celebrate our anniversary. Check the photos from this event and others.

SITAWI and the State Government of Ceará have signed the first contract to structure a Social Impact Bond in Brazil, a social results payment mechanism. The initiative was supported by Social Finance UK, a partner that was the first organization to develop this instrument, and had initial support from the Inter-American Development Bank. This first project will focus on the Health sector.

This is possible only because of you! Thanks for believing in our cause :)

Luiza Coimbra


For the consistency of our commitment to stakeholders, this month we received the prize of Most Transparent Organization from the Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos – ABCR (Brazilian Association of Fundraising).

“This prize is the seal of our work and values. Having this stamp is very important. But SITAWI Finance for Good’s most important asset is the people and the connections” said Renata Linhares, our Fundraising Coordinator, in the prize ceremony last day 5 th in São Paulo.

You're part of this success! Thanks to you we can improve the social and environmental sector in Brazil :) 



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