What are impact businesses?

At Sitawi Finanças do Bem, we chose the definition built together in the Alliance for Impact Investments and Businesses that positions them as ventures that have the clear intention of addressing a socio-environmental problem through their main activity (either your product/service and/or your way of operating).

These ventures operate according to the market logic, with a business model that seeks financial returns (a model possible even within non-profit organizations - as a form of revenue), and are committed to measuring the impact they generate.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA THAT DEFINE IMPACT BUSINESSES?

INTENTIONALITY IN SOLVING A PROBLEM SOCIAL AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL;
SOLUTION OF IMPACT IS THE MAIN ACTIVITY OF BUSINESS;
RETURN SEARCH FINANCIAL, OPERATING BY MARKET LOGIC;
COMMITMENT TO MONITORING THE IMPACT GENERATED.

Source: Alliance for Impact Investments and Businesses

Therefore, we understand that Impact Business operate in different legal formats (Association, Foundation, Cooperative and Company) and areas (education, health, financial services, Green technologies, etc).

Source: https://mosaico.gife.org.br/censo-gife/infograficos/4

Invest in Businesses with a Positive Social and Environmental Impact!
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As a focus of action, we seek and select for investment, organizations with a validated MVP and preparing to use the investment to gain traction and establish themselves in the market

Check out the testimony of entrepreneur Filipe Aguiar da In-Box Organics, an organization that participated in the 1st Round of Collective Loan of Sitawi raising R$ 645,000.00 through 84 investors:

“Considering the difficulties in accessing credit for small and medium-sized companies in the Brazilian market, having this support from Sitawi for the entrepreneur who focuses on impact is very good because in addition to having access to a credit that does not exist in the traditional market, it is also a credit with a look that values you for the impact that you as an entrepreneur are bringing to the world and this is recognition incredible. This is combined with investor awareness of the life-impacting potential of this capital. Interest rates are affordable and below the market, but on the other hand, it is a resource for growth, ideal for a medium-term plan as the analysis and disbursement process requires good financial planning.”

Do you undertake/run a business with a positive social and environmental impact and are you looking for resources for working capital, expansion or scaling up? 

Know the requirements to receive investment through Sitawi!

Know more about:
What is impact investing?
Why Impact Investing?
Impact Investing in Brazil
How to invest through Sitawi's Collective Lending Platform
Reasons for #INVESTIRnoIMPACT

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