Partnerships and Alliances

United Nations Global Compact: SITAWI is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. Launched in 2000, the initiative is a call for companies to align their strategies and operations to 10 universal principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anticorruption and also to develop actions that contribute to combatting the challenges of society. Click here to learn more. 
BNDES: The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) supports MatchFunding BNDES+ Cultural Heritage, a pilot initiative of financing projects designed to make an impact in Brazilian Cultural Heritage, material or immaterial, and Matchfunding Saving Lives, an initiative to fight COVID-19. The programs have the financial management of SITAWI Finance for Good. Read the terms of BNDES+ as well as the terms of Saving Lives. (Portuguese only)
CEBDS: SITAWI, through its Sustainable Finance Program, is a member of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS). CEBDS is the representative in Brazil of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). SITAWI participates in several thematic chambers and contributes to CEBDS’s publications in Sustainable Finance themes. CEBDS promotes sustainable development through the articulation with governments and the civil society, besides promoting the most current concepts and practices of the theme.
logo - olacOLAC: SITAWI is the new coordinator of the Latin American Observatory for Climate Action (OLAC). The Observatory aims to be a platform focused on monitoring how countries from Latin America and the Caribbean are establishing and complying with the targets set in response to the Paris Agreement. Led by SITAWI, the group’s main goal is to monitor the financial streams to related commitments and to provide technical assistance to facilitate the access to climate financing and its management.
Vigeo Eiris: In Brazil, we are the representative of Vigeo Eiris, a leading global agency in providing research on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues for responsible investors. Vigeo Eiris has more than 300 clients and assesses over 4,000 companies worldwide, and SITAWI is responsible for covering Brazilian companies.
CDP: SITAWI is a signatory of the CDP. Through collaboration with investors, the CDP has been a catalyst for global reporting and commitments front of the main environmental challenges. The organization is part of a global movement to improve corporate transparency and provide the market complete and comparable environmental information.
Brazilian Social Finance Task Force: Along with the Institute of Entrepreneurial Citizenship (ICE), we are joint Executive Directors of the Brazilian Social Finance Taskforce. The mission is to weave a network of relationships that can bring together investors, entrepreneurs, government and partners, to develop profitable business models that solve social or environmental problems, and thus change the dominant paradigm for managing the needs and resources of society.
Principles for Responsible Investment: We are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, a global network of investors with more than 60 trillion dollars in assets supported by the UN. In Brazil, we coordinate a working group on ESG Integration, including large pension funds and asset managers.
ANDElogoWe are part of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, a worldwide network to support entrepreneurship initiatives for emerging market development. Rob Packer, our fund manager, is a member of ANDE’s Brazil Chapter Committee for the 2015-2016 term.
iris-logoWe are affiliated with IRIS (Impact Reporting & Investment Standards) indicators, a system of standardized metrics promoted by the Acumen Fund, B Lab and Rockefeller Foundation, and base our social metrics indicators on its database.

 

GIFEWe are members of GIFE – the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Companies.

 

We are partners in developing the Brazilian social impact bond (SIB) ecosystem through SIBHub BR. We receive guidance from the Institute on strategies for knowledge creation and dissemination about health SIBs in Brazil.