Etimos Foundation is a network of organizations promoting sustainable business and financial inclusion in order to improve people’s lives and foster environment protection. Since 1989 it has been operating in emerging markets through encouraging partnerships among public institutions, international and local organizations, companies and impact finance experts.
SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS
Sustainable agriculture produces healthy food as well as higher profits for MSMEs, thus improving workers’ lives. Green technology and sustainable practices mitigate the effects of climate change and create jobs that respect human rights, as indicated by the 8th, 12th and 13th United Nations Development Goals.
The transition to a sustainable economy requires investments in innovative technology, procedures and certifications. For this reason Etimos Foundation develops and supports groundbreaking financial products helping MSMEs access both to investments and to technical support towards sustainability.
POST-EMERGENCY AND LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT
We have contributed to reviving local markets after natural catastrophes, by boosting development and new jobs. Supporting the private sector helps the transition from post-emergency activities to long-term development strategies.
TRANSNATIONAL BUSINESS AND HUMAN MOBILITY
People’s mobility across nations and continents presents new challenges that can be met by marketable skills and businesses with potential. We support entrepreneurs developing sustainable businesses and we encourage start-ups by fostering innovative ideas that contribute to the welfare of the environment and local communities.