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Raizes is now part of Catalyst 2030! Come and find out what this movement is

By 4 de August de 2022September 25th, 2023Projects

Have you ever stopped to ponder that we are only eight years away from reaching 2030? Yes, it seems so far away, but at the same time, it is right there. 2030 is the year set in order to meet the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a global call to action to end poverty, protect the environment and climate, and ensure people enjoy peace and prosperity.

With this in mind, Raízes has become a signatory of Catalyst 2030. This global movement brings together positive-impact entrepreneurs and social activists from all sectors in order to create innovative approaches to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.

The initiative was launched in January 2020 during the World Economic Forum. Nowadays, it has more than 500 social entrepreneurs, whose work directly impacts about 2 billion people in 195 countries. Members include NGOs, social entrepreneurs, intermediaries, funders, and other social change innovators.

Joining forces with communities, governments, and businesses, we, the agents of change, believe in the power of innovative and bold approaches!


Why is it important to commit to Catalyst 2030?

This commitment serves as a compass for Catalyst 2030 members to guide themselves and help them move forward. It is a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion, where members respect shared values and principles with dedication, agreeing with the following Declaration:


  1. People and nature at the center of it all

We place people, nature and their way of life at the heart of everything we do. We must be accountable to them in all our actions.

  1. Co-creative mindset

The future of innovation is co-creation. We seek to recognize our own biases and work to move beyond them. This includes: sharing all relevant data when we collaborate, i.e. everything produced for Catalyst 2030 is collectively owned.

  1. Collaborative leadership

We prioritize co-creation approaches that reflect shared ownership and collective impact credit. Shared norms are based on the needs and challenges we face.

  1. Humble Audacity

We have audacious goals and approach them with the humility that none of us alone knows how they can be accomplished in the best way.

  1. Spirit of Generosity

We are all donors, doers, visionaries or customers. We commit to sharing our knowledge, time, and networks freely, with no expectation of receiving anything in return other than the fulfillment of collective goals.


The SDGs were created only as a guideline, but their direction is only possible by the synergy of mutual support between the agents of change, where everyone is aware of what others are doing, and also seek ways of mobilization in order to contribute to such common purpose.

Want to know more about the movement? Check out the Catalyst 2030 Brazil launch video and access the project’s website here!


Here at Raízes, you can read our eBook, a compilation of reflections and articles by our experts. The selection was made keeping  SDGs in mind and also how our projects and debates could strengthen the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Keep following us here and on our social media networks (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIN) in order to know more about our news!