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Brazil advances in sustainability: national commission boosts partnerships and philanthropy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brasília/DF.

Today, in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an important step took place for Brazil on the path to sustainable development: the installation of National Commission for Sustainable Development Goals da Presidency - CNODS. This commission represents a decisive milestone in the promotion of public policies aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which aims for global sustainability.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the participation of the Brazilian Center for Innovation and Sustainability - CEBIS, an organization that stands out on the national scene for its strategic action in the productive sector seeking innovation and sustainability. CEBIS was recognized for its vital role in strengthening the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, acting as a link between the private sector and sustainable development goals.

A philanthropy emerges in this context as a crucial element. Philanthropic organizations have played an increasingly important role in supporting environmental and sustainability initiatives. Whether through project financing, resource mobilization or the promotion of strategic partnerships, philanthropy is establishing itself as a fundamental pillar for advancing environmental agendas. It offers not only resources, but also knowledge, innovation and a long-term vision that complement government efforts.

For the president of the Brazilian Center for Innovation and Sustainability, Katiane Gouvêa, CEBIS's participation in CNODS in the productive sector category is a great achievement for the climate agenda._11100000-0000-0000 -0000-000000000111_ “Philanthropy, known for its speed of execution and high capacity to take risks, has the potential to play a vital role in the climate transition.”

According to the World Economic Forum, the world needs 3.5 trillion more dollars every year to achieve carbon neutrality and restore the ecosystem, and currently, The combination of resources in the productive sector is below needs, with only 6% of investment needs for 2025 being met, and only 2% of philanthropic donations directed towards mitigating climate issues.

In addition, philanthropy is recognized as an agent of competitiveness in the economy. By investing in sustainability, philanthropic organizations encourage the development of green technologies, promote corporate social responsibility and encourage sustainable business practices. This contributes to the creation of a more innovative and competitive business environment, preparing Brazilian companies for the challenges and opportunities of the global market.

In accordance with Westars Institutional Relations, donations are deductible from Income Tax, which represents important tax savings for the donor. “More than that, by supporting OSCIPs, companies reinforce their commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, elements that are increasingly valued in the current market. It is essential that organizations understand the legal and social advantages of these actions and how they can strategically integrate these practices into their operations. After all, investing in OSCIPs is investing in the social and sustainable development of the country” reinforces Roberto Baldra, the founding partner of Westars.


The National Commission for the Presidency's Sustainable Development Goals. signals a new era in Brazil, where economic development goes hand in hand with environmental and social sustainability. For Phelipe Salles, CEBIS fundraiser, this is an essential step to guarantee a prosperous and sustainable future for the next generations. “The installation of CNODS is a significant milestone in favor of social justice. It goes beyond simply fulfilling a 2030 agenda, constituting progress in the issues addressed in research, in preserving the environment and, above all, in the need to care for society in a fair and supportive manner. The presence of the ministers and the first lady reinforces the government's commitment to this commission.”

For Dr. André Luiz Hallel S. Perona, civil lawyer specialized in ESG, there are many benefits to companies that make donations to the third sector. "Donations to OSCIPs are not only a gesture of solidarity, but also a smart practice from a tax point of view. When companies choose to donate to these organizations, they are contributing to social good and, at the same time, can benefit from significant tax incentives. Brazilian legislation, by recognizing and encouraging such contributions, provides a scenario where both donor and recipient win.”

These words highlight the interconnection between support for OSCIPs and tax benefits, emphasizing the importance of a strategic and conscious approach to corporate and individual philanthropy.

The installation of the National Commission for Sustainable Development Goals, enriched by the active participation of the Brazilian Center for Innovation and Sustainability and the strategic support of philanthropy, symbolizes a notable advance for Brazil in the search for a more sustainable future.

Contributions from organizations like CEBIS and philanthropic donations are not just acts of generosity, but fundamental pillars for strengthening a sustainable and competitive economy. With the vision and commitment of private sector organizations, government support, and tax incentives for donations, Brazil positions itself as a leader in sustainable development, paving the way for a future where economic progress and environmental preservation coexist in harmony. This is a crucial moment, marking the beginning of a new era of responsibility, innovation and solidarity, reaffirming the country's commitment to the 2030 Agenda and to future generations.




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