The central objective of the Ethos Institute for the next ten years is to promote in Brazil and in partnerships with enterprises and other social actors, an inclusive and responsible green economy that has the principles of the Earth Charter as a general guide. According to the Institute, “by taking the Earth Charter principles as a reference the necessary synergies between economic activities and other human activities are created in a spirit of respect and harmony with the planet and with the whole community of life.”
Created in 1998 by a group of entrepreneurs and executives from the private sector, the Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibilities is a civil society nonprofit organization of public interest with a mission to mobilize, encourage and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible way, making them partners in building a sustainable and fair society. The institute is widely recognized as a hub for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of corporate social responsibility and on the development of new tools to help the private sector analyze its practices and management. It has the aim of deepening its commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. It is also an international reference in these themes, developing projects in partnerships with various entities worldwide. The institute’s membership includes over 1,000 companies and business organizations.