Our work can be described in three stages:
Knowing and strengthening social businesses: CONNECTIONS + INCLUSIVE ASSESSMENT + MATURING
In this phase we will connect with entrepreneurs, projects and ideas that want to solve problems of our society using the social business model.
We believe that all seeds are good. There is no bad project if one wants to solve a social problem! But some projects are at different stages of development. Based on this belief, we will enrich our network bringing together partner organizations that will join efforts with Bemtevi in this development process. More than selecting, we want to contribute to the evolution of the social business ecosystem, helping projects and entrepreneurs mature.
Our assessment committee evaluates the projects. Where necessary, we recommend steps to mature and refer to partners that can help in this process. Once matured, the projects will be presented to our advisory committee, responsible for approving Bemtevi’s investments.
Investment management: ATTRACTING INVESTORS + APPROVING INVESTMENTS + MANAGING THE FUNDS
At this stage we attract social investors, manage the funds and amounts invested.
We search for social investors with a commitment to social and environmental causes, who believe in our business model. They are willing to receive positive social and environmental impact as “dividends”; they want to experience the transformative power of Social Businesses.
Invested capital is treated with the same care and attention as the capital invested in any regular organization. To do that, we rely on our professional knowledge and expertise, using the best management tools to maximize the benefits created by the Social Business model.
We have a method to measure and ensure this impact: when the Advisory Board approves the investment, we hire and announce a ‘Beacon of Targets and Indicators’ that covers the operational, economic, social and environmental aspects defined for each Business.
Harvesting and sharing results: FOLLOWING AND SHARING RESULTS + SOCIAL EXPERIENCE
At this stage we announce the results achieved by the Social Business, in a clear and transparent manner, to social investors and any interested parties. We will go beyond numbers and spreadsheets, offering experiences that show the intangible benefits of the results. We believe that this return is more fulfilling than any type of financial gain.