Neoenergia Institute has just launched its first annual Memory, marked with the history and projects developed in 2019, allied with civil society organizations. The initiatives, in synergy with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for meeting 2030 Agenda goals, are present in Neoenergia’s operation areas and promote social inclusion in the areas of education, sports, culture and environment.
Based on the pillars of Training and Research, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Arts and Culture, Social Action and Institutional Collaboration, Neoenergia Institute was founded in 2015, initially under the name Instituto Iberdrola Brasil, and as a part of Fundación Iberdrola España in the country. In 2018, its name was changed and it strengthened its works in areas aimed at promoting social inclusion and inequality reduction. According to Neoenergia’s CEO, Mario Ruiz-Tagle, it is a company’s arm for its strategic and sustainable growth in the country.
“This is another important milestone for showcasing our coordination, engagement and dialogue with civil society, which we deem as a priority for our progress towards a sustainable growth. 2019 was an important year for guiding this management, in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting 2030 Agenda goals. In its pillars, outstanding projects can be found, which have been collaborating and transforming communities in municipalities and states were we are present”, says the CEO.
In 2019, focused in five priority SDGs, Neoenergia Institute amounted to R$ 4.9 million in social investments in the country, through partnerships in five Brazilian states with globally recognized NOGs, such as WWF/Brasil (World Wide Nature) and SAVE Brasil, a Bird Life International’s arm and organizations of national civil society, such as Instituto Ekloos that works in the strengthening and professionalization of the third sector as a main inclusion path and connection of the social tissue in search of these solutions. In addition, it presents data from one of the most important art and culture public notices in Rio Grande do Norte, carried out in partnership with Cosern – RN distributor - through Câmara Cascudo State Law for incentive to Culture, which promotes actions for bringing art, culture in training and entertainment in the entire state.
“We want to connect people, strengthen the civil society networks and contribute for reducing social inequality, by supporting actions and projects for meeting 2030 Agenda goals. This is the legacy we want to leave to the world”, says Renata Chagas, Neoenergia Institute’s CEO.
Is aimed at fostering the development of social and environmental action in the areas of operation of Neoenergia, its sponsor, by supporting society in the management and promotion of selected projects, reinforcing the company’s brand and commitment with the development of local culture and economy. For the 2018 to 2022 cycle, the challenge of Neoenergia Institute is to collaborate directly with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.
The main objectives are the contribution to the improvement of the life quality of the most vulnerable people and the commitment to sustainable development, through carrying out projects in the scope of the following pillars: Training and Research, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Art and Culture, Social Action and Institutional Collaboration, which seeks alliances to achieve the SDGs.