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Introduction to the Partner

The Institute for the Development of Social Investment (Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social) is a civil society organization founded in 1999 by Brazilian social entrepreneurs with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation. IDIS’ objective is to contribute to the reduction of social inequalities by promoting the engagement of companies, families, individuals and communities in strategic social initiatives that can make a difference.

For IDIS, social investment is the voluntary and strategic allocation of financial, human, or in kind resources for public benefit. To generate impact and promote social transformation, social investment needs to be based on research, strategic planning and monitoring, and evaluation of results.

Based in São Paulo, IDIS provides consultancy and technical support to companies, families, and communities who wish to invest in social projects and programs in an efficient and effective way.

IDIS offers the following services:

  • Strategic Design of Family and Corporate Social Investment
  • Structuring of Family and Corporate Institutes and Foundations
  • Development of Social Programs and Projects
  • Implementation of Social Programs and Projects
  • Impact Assessment of Social Programs and Projects
  • Identification and Selection of Non-profit Organizations
  • Development of Cause Related Marketing Programs
  • Training Courses and Programs
  • Community Development Projects
  • Strategic Design of Corporate Social Responsibility

IDIS has supported over 60 clients in Brazil and Latin America, such as AVON, BASF, ABN AMRO Bank, Gerdau Group, Camargo Correa Group, World Childhood Foundation – Brazil, and Fundación Arcor.

In 2005 IDIS became a CAF International Network partner organization, supporting work in Latin America. CAF International Network has offices in Russia, South Africa, UK, IDIS (Brazil), United States of America, Australia, Bulgaria and Índia

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Partner Type

Core Partners

Contact Details

Rua Paes Leme, 524
Cj 141, Pinheiros
Sao Paulo
CEP 05424-904

Tel: + (11) 3037-8212

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We have a deep passion for seeing really dynamic effective corporate responsibility all over the world - it's core to our values and central to our business. So being in from the start with CSR360 GPN was an obvious route for KPMG to help spread the energy and the opportunity for transformed communities where business plays its rightful role driving change and supporting the people and the places who are often forgotten and frequently in need of business engagement. Its our privilege to be involved.

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