Para nós, a evolução dos mercados de capital social significa fornecer soluções para indivíduos e organizações dominarem a transição para a “economia de impacto” emergente.
Nossa missão é permitir que empresas e indivíduos posicionem-se frente a frente à tendência histórica e cumpram com ela.
Impact Economy SA is a social finance and strategy firm based in Lausanne, Switzerland
As Global Head at UBS Philanthropy Services, Max conceived, created and led the Service from 2004 to 2009, built a global team in various booking centers, established the Service as the bank’s global lead offering for the ultra-high net worth segment and an industry benchmark, and created numerous sub-platforms such as the UBS Philanthropy Forum, the Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Award in Latin America and the publication Viewpoints.
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This paper argues that social entrepreneurs have a role to play in turning the tide on global issues as exemplified by the Millennium Development Goals, where innovative entrepreneurship interventions are critical. The paper introduces the "individualist" and the "contextualist" schools of social entrepreneurship.
This paper is written in Portuguese. It asks how foundation assets can be invested for greater social impact without sacrificing financial return objectives - for example, by investing in social enterprises. In organizing the socio-economic activity outside the public sector two options are generally available. At one end of the spectrum, businesses usually incorporate as privately held, profit-maximizing entities. At the other end, organizations that have a charitable purpose incorporate as non-profit entities.
Against the background of extremely high transaction costs in the nonprofit sector, this paper analyzes how philanthropic funding can be targeted in appropriate ways to social entrepreneurs, depending on their being public good or private good social entrepreneurs. Public good type social investments are likely to never provide a direct positive return in economic terms, though they may contribute to economic progress overall, such as the upholding of human rights, and must be funded accordingly.
This paper analyzes the role of awards in accelerating positive social change. Awards are an expression of the fundamental human desire to share, celebrate and recognize. But what is the real impact an award has upon the recipient and upon the organization that grants it? And is the proliferation of awards which we are witnessing these days a healthy phenomenon?
This paper is written in Portuguese. It analyzes the optimal division of labor between foundations and the public sector. Philanthropists enjoy more personal degrees of freedom than leverage over social systems, because public resources vastly exceed philanthropic resources. Given this dynamic, engaging the public sector is one of the more powerful roles that foundations can play in improving society. Working productively with government has the potential to create massive scale and impact.