On April, Latimpacto kicked-off the First Regional Mapping of Strategic Philanthropy and Social Investment in Latin America. The report is in the research and development phase.
The purpose of the Study is to explore, understand and document current approaches and trends in venture philanthropy and investment that prioritize social and environmental impact -investment for impact- in the region’s countries. The report also aims to identify and document case studies of notable experiences with valuable lessons from Investors for Impact in Latin America. Its main objective is to share and promote best practices and lessons learned that can help other social investors maximize the impact they generate.
Regional Mapping is becoming more important at the present time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health, social and economic effects of COVID-19 are already more than evident, and unfortunately this will continue over the long term. Faced with this situation, investors for impact are called to play a key role.
The 100% qualitative Study will allow investors to identify and disseminate innovations being launched in the region, which are being developed to respond to the pandemic and the reconstruction of the social fabric in Latin America.
During the first phase, the Regional Mapping will focus on three (3) countries: Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. It will incorporate relevant cases from Argentina, Chile, Guatemala and Peru. The objective is to gradually expand the study to more countries in the region.
For the preparation of this report, Latimpacto, with the support of an Expert Committee, has selected three expert consulting firms in the social impact ecosystem based in their countries, who will be in charge of the research process and formulating case studies. The selected consultants were Pipe Social in Brazil, Compartamos con Colombia in Colombia and Ethos Social Lab in Mexico.
This study will be launched in November 2020.