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The vision of investors in the field of social innovation

15 de setembro de 2017

Access to capital is a major challenge for social organizations and impact-oriented businesses. The first step for social entrepreneurs and innovative initiatives is to identify where they are within the ecosystem to seek the right kind of funding for their maturity stage. Leonardo Letelier, CEO of SITAWI, spoke on the theme at the Social Innovation Seminar, held by Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro. The event, held on July 18,

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Lab stimulates the Green Bond market in Brazil

15 de setembro de 2017

The global green bond market saw $81 billion issued in 2016. To accompany this trend, the Brazilian Development Association (ABDE), together with the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Inter-American Development Bank, launched the Financial Innovation Lab on August 3. The aim of the Lab is to bring together different stakeholders in an intersectoral discussion forum to generate knowledge and foster financial tools for sustainable development. The event took

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Trends in Social Finance in Brazil

15 de setembro de 2017

“I would like to challenge each of you to think beyond the present moment and imagine the next pages of the Brazilian history books in 2035. Will we write about lost opportunities, or describe how we are on our way to a more prosperous and less unequal reality, through innovation and creativity, despite the occasional challenges of the road?” With these words, Columbia SIPA professor Sidney Nakahodo opened his speech

Responsible Investment in Practice: webinar presents tools used for ESG integration

15 de setembro de 2017

Responsible investment is defined as the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions. The tools and approaches used to mitigate ESG risks and search for better returns were the subject of the webinar “Responsible Investment in Practice” carried out by SITAWI on July 18. The discussion was conducted by the managing director of SITAWI, Gustavo Pimentel, and Sustainable Finance consultant Carla Schuchmann. Sustainability professionals, business managers

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More R$112 million in Green Debentures with SITAWI’s opinion

15 de setembro de 2017

The Rio Energy debenture issuance received a favorable second opinion from SITAWI and verification from its partner VigeoEiris, in accordance with the criteria established by the Climate Bonds Standards Board. The company, developer and operator of renewable energy projects, made its second issuance of infrastructure debentures in the amount of R$ 111.8 million, due in December 2028, to the Itarema Wind Complex in Ceará state. The amount issued was considered


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