Financing of socio-environmental ventures

We believe that Brazil's challenges require all actors in society to work together. Socio-environmental undertakings (for-profit or non-profit) represent powerful business models, with the potential to reduce inequality due to their commitment to the quality of life of vulnerable populations and/or overcoming serious problems in society, measuring and monitoring their impact in the long term . However, these ventures face enormous challenges to prosper, starting with access to capital.

Some social and/or environmental impact opportunities can support commercial business models, and therefore, on a larger scale. Other relevant problems in society, even if they can generate some income, will need subsidy in the long term, but they are no less important for that. Both types of organizations must coexist and have access to adequate funding for their success and impact.

Financing of socio-environmental ventures” carried out by Sitawi Finance for Good with the support of the Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial – ICE addresses different types of financing instruments available to socio-environmental entrepreneurs. The material discusses instruments suitable for all stages of an enterprise, from the conception of an idea, through the initial phase of structuring the business model, its growth and expansion of the enterprise, until its maturity.

The report also talks about the main characteristics of these instruments and how each enterprise can benefit from the interaction with the actors in each case. The content was designed for those who want to know more about the ecosystem, learn about how to leverage resources to act on the country's challenges and build a better future for all.

The publication is divided into five main chapters. They are: The spectrum of social finance; The different phases of an undertaking; Financial instruments and phases of an enterprise; Financial instruments; and Impact measurement, in addition to useful links that redirect to various portals of actors in this ecosystem.

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