SIM Alumni

Marina Arilha Silva

Lover of life's little pleasures and true to the theory that man is good by nature. Since childhood knows that she must work to create a world where everyone are free to choose among the same opportunities. She believes that the power of transformation of entrepreneurship and the social impact that only innovation can generate are viable solutions to accomplish this objective. She lived for 10 years in Mexico City and fell in love with its cultural wealth. After finishing her studies in International Relations, had the opportunity to live in an indigenous tribe of Oaxaca to give school support to children and cooperate in adapting the craftsmen work for the demands of the modern world. Knew closely one of the best examples of shared economy: the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and it was then when she understood where she should focus all her efforts: social business, social economy, impact investment and corporate sustainability.Worked in the analysis and monitoring team of investments of the Social Security Institute of the Municipality of Jundiaí (IPREJUN), and based on her belief that economic development is in line with social inclusion and the preservation of the environment, conceived the Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy of the Institute investments. IPREJUN is the first of its class to consider environmental, social and corporate governance into investment analysis and decision-making processes. She founded In-Pulsa, a innovation hub, a place for entrepreneurs leave their comfort zone and adapt to a reality of uncertainty and constant change developing new skills and tools. In 2014 it was considered as one of the 10 most relevant institutions of the national innovation ecosystem. In July 2015 envisioned and organized, supported by 40 volunteers, the event "Decola Inovação" with its complex model of 12 hours of parallel activities focused on social impact business. Today she is part of ISES team and work directly generating productive activities for low income Brazilian communities.