Daniel Izzo is partner and co-founder of Vox Capital in São Paulo, Brazil, which has been described as Brazil’s first impact investing firm. Vox Capital aims to support high-potential businesses that serve the Brazilian low-income population with products and services with the potential to improve their lives.
In his recent interview with Alliance magazine, Daniel explains why he founded this impact investing fund, speaking of his development of a network of those working with social businesses to his involvement as an investor.
He discusses his thoughts on financial and social return, the fund’s relationship to foundations and the barriers to the expansion of impact investing in Brazil. While impact investing is currently very niche, Daniel is keen for more from other areas such as universities and entrepreneurs to embrace this field.
Daniel will be speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Rio de Janeiro in October.
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