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 The Brazilian Chapter is comprised of more than 40 members who share the common belief that entrepreneurs and their businesses are a critical piece of social and economic development, both locally and globally. In Brazil, ANDE plays an important role in supporting the country’s small and growing business (SGB) ecosystem. Members include foundations, universities, accelerators, incubators, investment funds, researchers, government agencies and corporations supporting SGBs. In order to stimulate ecosystem growth, we provide our members with specialized knowledge about the field, national and international connections, and encourage partnerships and knowledge sharing among members.


For more information about ANDE in Brazil, please contact Rebeca Rocha or Ana Mathias.

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What we do

Knowledge Production:

The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America

The Brazil Chapter, in partnership with the CAM ChapterLAVCA and LGT IV, produced a study on the Impact Investment sector in Latin America. The study is an update of the "Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil", conducted in 2014, and includes information about Colombia and Mexico

Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil 

Produced by ANDE, EQOM, LGT Venture Philanthropy and University of St. Gallen, this study exposes the current challenges and opportunities related to impact investment in Brazil, and trends for the future of the sector.



Mapping the Social / Inclusive Business Field in Brazil

The study is a result of a partnership among ANDE, Avina Foundation, Potencia Ventures and Plano CDE. It identifies the main actors of the social business field in Brazil, such as incubators, accelerators and investment funds. In addition, the research provides data about their operations, performances and the social impact generated by these activities that aim to reduce poverty.


Events and Meetings: 

Sector Events

Sector Events are meetings that ANDE periodically hosts in order to connect actors in specific fields and engage to work collaboratively. These events are usually attended by organizations that work to stimulate entrepreneurship or to generate activities and policies for the Base of the Pyramid in Brazil.

Past Sector Events:

  • Business for Early Childhood: an opportunity for impact and investment (São Paulo, March, 2017)
  • Green Inventing: ecosystem, opportunities and challenges on impact innovation (São Paulo, December, 2015) - Read the report
  • Education in Changing Times: drawing new models for a market in transformation (São Paulo, September, 2015) - Read the report
  • Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship (São Paulo, August, 2014) – Read the report
  • Technological Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid (São Paulo, May, 2014) - Read the report
  • Opportunities in Technology for the Base of the Pyramid (Recife, November, 2013) - Read the report
  • Housing at the Base of the Pyramid (São Paulo, September, 2013) - Read the report
  • Financial Services for the Base of the Pyramid (São Paulo, March, 2012) - Read the report (in Portuguese)
  • Health Services for the Base of the Pyramid (São Paulo, 2011) Read the report


Exclusive meetings for members to discuss challenges, share opportunities and create innovative solutions by identifying projects and companies that have a high potential impact. Special guests are often invited to participate.

ANDE Networking Happy Hours


Online seminars with specialists, entrepreneurs, researchers and other actors. The subjects vary, but will cover relevant themes for social entrepreneurship development in emerging markets. Webinars are available for ANDE members only. Members can participate, by signing into ANDE’s Membership Portal.



Monthly Newsletter:

A summary of opportunities and news related to ANDE members and to the entrepreneurism sector in general. 

Press Articles and News:

Who we are

ANDE Members active in Brazil:

Click here to see the map of the ANDE members which are currently active in Brazil.



Steering Committee: The Steering Committee meets twice a year to discuss key aspects concerning the Chapter's performance. To read the minutes from past meetings, please access our Forum.
Steering Committee Chair: Fernanda Bombardi
Fernanda Bombardi is the Executive Manager of ICE - Institute of Entrepreneurial Citizenship, co-responsible for projects on social finance and impact business, team management, budget, communication, and governance strategies. Previously at ICE, she idealized, implemented and coordinated the Pajiroba Project, focusing on revenue generation for rural families in Amazon. Fernanda is also a volunteer director at Projeto Casulo, an NGO that empowers young adults from low-income neighborhoods to become agents of transformation of their own reality. Fernanda is currently finalizing an MBA in Social-Environmental Business at Universidade of Sao Paulo and holds a BA in Psychology from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, where she begun working with social causes in Sao Paulo´s slums. She is also a specialist in Local Development by the International Labor Organization.


Senior Regional Chapter Manager, Brazil: Rebeca Rocha

Rebeca Rocha has led the ANDE Brazil Chapter since 2012. She has experience in marketing, communications and institutional relations in Recife, São Paulo, and Egypt. Rebeca previously worked at a social business startup focused on developing innovative trade solutions for agricultural and food markets in Brazil. She was also director of the External Relations of AIESEC in Brazil and has worked in corporate communications in the Pernambuco Court of Justice and SEBRAE, and was part of the São Paulo Hub of the Global Shapers, a leadership community created by the World Economic Forum.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Catholic University of Pernambuco and a Master’s Degree in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.  

Regional Chapter Program Coordinator, Brazil: Ana Mathias

Ana joins ANDE as the Brazil Chapter Program Coordinator. She spent the last three years working in the social business sector in Brazil, which included working as a customer manager at a startup that developed an online solution to support NGO fundraising. Previously, she was part of the support team at AIESEC in Brazil and AIESEC in Colombia, and helped found AIESEC in Marilia. Originally from Sao Paulo, she has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Paulista State University and is currently earning a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Management at the University of Sao Paulo.


Consultant, Brazil: Rob Parkinson

Rob has more than ten years of experience in training, organizational development, and project management. As a co-founder of ANDE's Brazil Chapter in 2010, he helped coordinate the first mapping of the Brazilian Impact Business Ecosystem in 2011. He also designed and implemented training programs for entrepreneurs, professionals, and students while working for ARTEMISIA. Rob has a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and graduate studies in Group Dynamics from SBDG (Brazil). Originally from the UK, has lived in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Thailand, and has been working in Brazil since 2008. He currently resides in Rio de Janeiro.