Written by: Arielle Brousse
Edited by: Ariel Schwartz & Ashton Yount
CSIS photography by: Eva Cruz & Michael Marfione
Additional photos provided by Andreas Ufer
Andreas Ufer is making an impact in Brazil—by helping others make an impact.
Last year, Andreas founded Sense-Lab, a social impact consultancy offering trainings and workshops, research on best practices and active initiatives, and project-based consulting for social innovation.
It’s an exciting time to be innovating in Brazil. The country’s infrastructure isn’t set up for nonprofits, so entrepreneurs are taking it on themselves to address the nation’s most systemic problems through creative business practice, tapping into the newly bustling economy to do well while doing good.
Andreas wasn’t always in the social impact space. He has an MBA and is a managing partner in an engineering firm.
But a few years ago, he had an experience that showed him how valuable his skills could be in the social impact world. He decided to leave behind the security of his job, dig deep into the possibilities for innovation, and build this new company to be a driver of change.