June 30, 2015

From Prosperity to Purpose: report on social impact investment in Latin America

EVPA members UBS and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University launch an exploratory study on philanthropy and social investment in Latin America: ‘From Prosperity to Purpose’. Download the full report here.


The evolution in philanthropic practices and the engagement seen among the region’s wealthy is a cause for optimism about the future of social investment in Latin America, and in turn its impact in addressing some of the most challenging questions the continent still faces.

The study combined in-depth interviews and a targeted online survey with over one hundred and fifty experts and philanthropists across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It reveals that although the region’s wealthy citizens have long engaged in charity; recent years have witnessed a marked change in their charitable giving. Wealthy individuals and families are increasingly looking to give more, to give more strategically, and to have a greater impact with their social investments. Many aim to move from “charity to change,” from “economic success to social significance,” and from “prosperity to purpose.”

The full report in English, Spanish and Portuguese can be accessed here.

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