Webinar looks at impact economy and Brazilian jurisdiction

The study focused on companies that have the potential for systemic change at environmental, social and economic levels and that are increasingly becoming legal and public policy players in Ibero-America.

The Applied Legal Research Coordination Area (CPJA) at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo Law School will hold an online debate on October 5, at 10 am, on FGV’s YouTube channel, about paths and trends involving the impact economy and Brazilian jurisdiction. The webinar’s purpose is to present the conclusions and recommendations of a Brazilian jurisdictional report that is part of a research project called “Companies with purpose and regulation of the fourth sector in Ibero-American countries,” run by the Ibero-American General Secretariat, United Nations Development Program and International Development Research Centre in Canada.

The study focused on companies that have the potential for systemic change at environmental, social and economic levels and that are increasingly becoming legal and public policy players in Ibero-America. They include benefit corporations, impact businesses, social enterprises and regenerative companies, for example.

The research project is analyzing the status of the legal models of impact companies and their regulatory frameworks in more than half of the jurisdictions in Latin America and elsewhere. The Brazilian report was produced by a researcher specializing in the subject, Aline Gonçalves Videira de Souza, the coordinator of the Research Group on Civil Society Organizations at FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School. In the report, she analyzes the strategy adopted in Brazil to address the issue and points out recommendations for improving the regulation of impact businesses in the country.

The following people will participate in the event: Luciana Ramos, the coordinator of applied legal research at FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School; Juan Diego, the academic coordinator of a study called “Creating a regulatory roadmap for the fourth sector”; Aline Gonçalves Videira de Souza, the coordinator of the Research Group on Civil Society Organizations at FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School and the author of the Brazilian jurisdictional report in question; Lucas Ramalho, the executive secretary for the Economy Ministry’s National Strategy on Impact Investments and Businesses; Francine Lemos, the executive director of Sistema B; and Mario Engler Pinto Júnior, the coordinator of the professional master’s program at FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School.

The moderator will be Rachel Avellar, the coordinator of Grupo Jurídico B.

To take part, please sign up here.

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