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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

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What we do

Knowledge Production:

Spotlight: Financial Inclusion & Fintechs 

The new spotlight has the local panorama of the sector and shows that opportunities to improve financial inclusion are plentiful in Brazil, considering the needs of the lower income population and the possibilities offered by technological advances. Moreover, on the investor side, it suggests the need to investigate ways to offer capital with smaller tickets, as expanding the size of investments would help strengthen the pipeline of future investments. Just as entrepreneurs need to be attentive to the needs and attitudes of the lower income population to address the three dimensions of financial inclusion: access, use, and quality. Portugese and English are available.


Spotlight: Biodiversity Conservation

Produced by ANDE in partnership with Boticário Group Foundation, this spotlight presents an environmental, social and economic panorama of the sector, then provides data on investment impact in biodiversity conservation from the report "Overview of the Investment Sector of Impact in Latin America".  Portugese and English are available.


Sector Overview About Investment Impact in Latin America

The Brazil chapter, in partnership with LAVCA produced a recently study on the Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America. It includes information from 2016 to 2017, in Latin America. Portugese and English are available.



Sector Overview About Investment Impact in Brazil

The Brazil Chapter, in partnership with LAVCA also produced a recently study on the Sector of Impact Investment in Brazil. It includes information from 2016 to 2017, in Brazil specifically. Portugese and English are available.



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 MexicoPortugese, English and Spanish are available.


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. Portuguese and English available.


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. Portuguese and English available.



Member Connections

The Brazil chapter fosters regional collaboration among members and potential members, with the goal of strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the region. One way we do this is through members connections and introductions.

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:

  • Impacto 2018 – read more here
  • Brazil Learning Lab - Inclusão Financeira - 2017– read more here
  • 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


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.



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.

Learning Labs:

Metrics and Research: The Brazil Metrics Learning Lab is a sub group within the Brazil Chapter & the Metrics & Research Learning Lab. This group is open to all ANDE members interested in the region and in impact measurement, and aims to strengthen the local ecosystem through facilitating experience sharing and implementation of collaborative projects. Use the "Join Group" option above to register for updates!

Financial Inclusion: The Brazil Financial Inclusion Learning Lab is a sub group within the Brazil Chapter in partnership with MetLife Foundation. This group aims to understand the financial inclusion scenario in Brazil, to share knowledge among the organizations, and to support innovative businesses as they contribute to these issue areas. We aim to do this by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and facilitating collaborative projects. The group is open to all ANDE members interested in the region and in financial inclusion. If you want to register for updates, please, use the "Join Group" option above!


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.


Director of Special Projects: 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.  

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.