Aline Souza has over 15 years of professional experience in civic society organizations and impact business. She is currently a partner at Szazi, Bechara, Storto, Reicher e Figueiredo Lopes Advogados, where she serves as the head of Innovation Impact Business and ESG.
In 2009, Aline Souza obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo. In 2015, she completed an LL.M. specialization in Corporate Law at Insper. Her final paper on “Social Enterprises: A Corporate Approach” received an award and was published. Presently, she is a PhD candidate in Public Administration and Government at EAESP, FGV (in progress since 2019).
In 2012, Mrs. Souza worked as a consultant to UNESCO on the topic of civil society organizations and their partnerships and promotional relations with the government. Additionally, she served as an advisor to the Secretary-General of the Government of the Presidency of the Republic, contributing to the development and implementation of the Regulatory Framework for Civil Society Organizations between 2013 and 2014.
Aline Souza is a lecturer and researcher specializing in civil society organizations and hybrid models. She is a UNDP consultant for the “Fourth Sector of Iberoamerica” initiative, focusing on purpose-driven business regulation. Since 2015, she has been a part of the System B Legal group. Moreover, she has been involved in the State and Civil Society Project as a researcher in the Coordination of Applied Legal Research at FGV Direito SP since 2015.
She has published articles and co-authored books in her field of expertise. Some notable publications include “Social Enterprises: A Corporate Approach” and the “Economic Sustainability of Civil Society Organizations” collection. This collection encompasses books such as “Strengthening Civil Society: Reducing Tax Barriers to Donations”; “Regulatory Incentives for Individual Philanthropy in Brazil”; and “Heritage Funds and Civil Society Organizations.”