20171101 Green Finance LAC

Measurement and impact assessment in development projects

08 de dezembro de 2017

SITAWI participated in the workshop “Measurement and impact assessment” organized by ALIDE, BNDES, SEBRAE and ABDE. The event, held between October 30 and November 1, is part of the Latin American and Caribbean Green Finance Platform, which was created to share information and knowledge about green financing with national development banks and other financial entities. Leonardo Letelier, SITAWI’s CEO, moderated the first day of the event focusing on the evolution


New Philanthropic Fund focuses on community development

08 de dezembro de 2017

SITAWI Finance for Good has partnered with the InterCement Institute to manage a  philanthropic fund to support the organization’s community development activities. The R$ 420,000 fund will go towards establishing InterCement’s “Community Ideas” contest, which will support entrepreneurial projects in the cities in which the organization operates. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage members of Community Development Committees to engage in entrepreneurship through the development and implementation of


SITAWI contributes to the development of global ISO standard for green bonds

08 de dezembro de 2017

Nominated by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT), SITAWI’s Director of Sustainable Finance, Gustavo Pimentel, will be a part of the international expert group charged with developing ISO 14030, which aims to standardize the requirements for the classification of a green bond. Two other Brazilian organizations, FEBRABAN and the consulting firm Sust4in, will also be a part of this group. The new standard of the ISO 14000 series, which


First crowdlending held for an impact business in Brazil

08 de dezembro de 2017

SITAWI recently led a closed fundraising process for the first “collective loan” for an impact business in the country. Together with other investors, it was possible to disburse R$ 100,000 for the selected impact business. This innovation unites crowdlending with impact investing. In addition to below market rates for the borrower, SITAWI will provide ongoing strategic advice. For the investor, this is an “easier” investment opportunity for both the risk


Brazil reaches $3.67bn in green bond issuance

13 de novembro de 2017

Sustainable forest management and wind power dominate use of proceeds. New State of the Market Report predicts growth in the low-carbon agriculture and transportation sector. São Paulo, October 2nd 2017 – The Brazilian labelled green bonds market has now reached $3.67bn thanks to national companies – the latest results in the second edition of the Brazil State of the Market Report. From June 2015, (when BRF inaugurated the market) to



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