The inclusion of people that are facing economic vulnerability in the labor market, through entrepreneurship or employability, so that they can generate a decent income, expand their power of choice, increase their quality of life and contribute to growing the country’s productivity
For this reason, we believe that Productive Inclusion is a fundamental strategy for fighting poverty and inequality, offering the means for the most vulnerable populations to effectively assume full citizenship and contribute to increasing the country’s productivity. The creation of stable, lasting and worthwhile work and income for vulnerable populations helps to tackle the chronic and structural problems of social and economic exclusion that are so prevalent in our country.
Training and insertion strategies in the world of work should favor “learning to learn”, so that the chances of workers’ permanence are long-lasting.
In addition, good practices of Productive Inclusion must be attentive to the issues of environmental sustainability and must take into account the transformations produced by Industry 4.0, which points to new types of occupations and the demands of new technical and socioemotional skills.
Above all, Productive Inclusion needs to be a commitment from all sectors and actors in society, so that its impacts are highly positive, and its effects also contribute to having a more productive and prosperous country.
Our investment decisions are always based on evidence. In addition, we monitor and evaluate our actions to learn, improve and increase potential in our performance, sharing this knowledge with the organizations we support.
We see, in the access to worthwhile and dignified employment, an important way to contribute to the economic inclusion of vulnerable people and to the strengthening of companies and market sectors in which qualified and trained talent is needed.
We invest in organizations that train people with the socio-emotional and technical skills to enter the world of work and connect them with real opportunities to promising employment.
In addition, we invest in initiatives that operate in a network to further the development of an ecosystem for Productive Inclusion, looking at the present opportunities, but also at the skills needed for the future of work and workers.
Aware that the challenges are complex, we seek to encourage other actors to work alongside us on this project, as well as being part of alliances, networks and coalitions that connect efforts to make Productive Inclusion an effective engine of social change in our country.
In addition, we hope to generate relevant evidence from the systematization of these experiences, collaborating so that other agents can benefit from the lessons learned.
We work in partnership with various agents of society to enable initiatives that expand the growth potential of small entrepreneurs in low-income urban areas, as well as family farmers and small producers in rural areas. Always interested in solutions that offer complete programs, including training, advice / mentoring and access to new markets and capital for micro and small entrepreneurs / producers / farmers.
We believe that the promotion of innovation and the strengthening of resilient local economies, both in urban and rural areas, are fundamental factors in combating inequality, generating jobs and income, and helping the country prosper.
In addition to supporting initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurship in Brazil, we hope to generate relevant evidence from the systematization of these experiences, collaborating so that other agents can benefit from the lessons learned.
Understanding that, after the emergency question of health, the field of Productive Inclusion would also be severely affected by the consequences of COVID-19, the Arymax Foundation selected initiatives to provide emergency support to entrepreneurs in low-income and rural areas, and to maintain jobs. They were:
“(…) The Arymax Foundation was defining its new scope of operations and we always had super interesting exchanges, which ended up culminating in our partnership. The problem of Productive Inclusion is so big, so ingrained in our society, that there is a lot of space to think about new interventions to, truly, have an impact at scale.”
“Since 2007, the PROA Institute has been committed to creating opportunities for development and employability for low-income youth, working together with investors, companies and public schools to include young people in the productive chain of work, thus creating an effective circle of income generation for young people and their families. The partnership with the Arymax Foundation strengthens us and makes us go even further, promoting the transformation in the lives of thousands of young people.”
“Of extreme importance, the Arymax Foundation’s stance on investing in Productive Inclusion is in line with NESsT’s mission to invest in impactful businesses that are generating worthwhile jobs and working to increase employability. (…) In this context, NESsT and the Arymax Foundation decided to co-invest in the social business IAÊ – Instituto Aliança Empregos.”
“The Arymax Foundation is a supporter of Estímulo 2020, and I think that supporter is the best word. Arymax not only provides resources, but participated fully in the Estímulo training. (…) Having all the help and expertise of Arymax was essential for us.”
“The financial support for the ANIP program represents a partnership towards a systemic change in private social investment, in which Arymax carries out its commitment to connect, along with other foundations, so that they look at low-income areas as a power, a place that can be invested in and can have a lot of impact.”
“GOYN’s main objective is working to generate opportunities for 756 thousand young people in the city of São Paulo, over 10 years, through solutions that are co-created by institutions. They are collective constructions that change the issue of generating opportunities or Productive Inclusion of young people in the city of São Paulo in a systemic and sustainable way and that are based on evidence. This is a very big premise for GOYN, just as I know it is for Arymax too.”
“Cebrap and the Arymax Foundation are partners in the project ‘Itinerant Chair on Productive Inclusion in Rural and Interior Brazil’, whose objective is to build capabilities in research institutions in regions marked by exclusion and to improve the level of knowledge available to society on this issue. Arymax already stood out for the innovative diagnosis it produced on productive inclusion and the network of organizations it has been mobilizing. This practice informs the handling of the problem and greatly increases the ability to seek innovative and wide-ranging solutions.”
“BrazilLAB is the first innovation hub that connects entrepreneurs with public administration. Within the COVID-19 Task Force, BrazilLAB trains and, with the support of the Arymax Foundation, scales startups that offer solutions for the inclusion of people facing social vulnerability through entrepreneurship and job creation. Based on the performance of these entrepreneurs and their connection with public policies, millions of people can be impacted throughout Brazil.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic required a quick and collective movement from us, translated into Matchfunding Enfrente, a support and donation initiative for communities across Brazil. From the first moment, Arymax was at our side, with a focus on productive inclusion, a fundamental element for tackling inequality.”
“The Arymax Foundation is supporting the research “Impact Business as Drivers of More Inclusive and Innovative Societies” carried out by FGVcenn (Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business), whose objective is to understand how impact businesses operate, innovate and scale their businesses. The research is carried out in partnership with SEFORIS – Social Entrepreneurship as a Force for more Inclusive and Innovative Societies – a multidisciplinary international research project, which aims to investigate the potential of social organizations in different countries around the world.”
“Productive Inclusion includes people in economic vulnerability – such as people of African descent – in the world of work is one of the fronts of action of the ÉDITODOS coalition. We are very proud and we are honored by the partnership with the Arymax Foundation which, in addition to supporting us financially, is an exemplar for boosting work and income in Brazilian communities.”
“Conexsus looks at rural and forestry enterprises, helping across 3 axes that we consider fundamental: (i) helping them to see themselves as businesses, because they come from a history in which they are producers, so it is a jump to have a vision of the market and operate with this logic; (ii) connect them with the markets, due to the fact that they do not operate as businesses, it is difficult to see further potential and opportunities; and (iii) what we call hybrid investment: a mixture of philanthropy of results with financing and participation structures.”
“Arymax was one of the first partners to say, “I believe in the idea”. And not only did it trust in our work: in addition to being the first to take a punt, it brought and influenced several other partners. In fact, one of them decided to finance not only the project, but also the operations of Artemísia, D’A Banca and Banco Pérola.”
“(…) One way or another, the way of doing business has changed. And how could we help Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs from vulnerable regions or refugee immigrants to digitize their businesses to facilitate their management and be more productive? JÁ É was born with this desire and Arymax made the bridge with the Accenture Institute, which has become one of the strategic partners.”