Established in year 2000, the Ecologica Institute (IE) is the first Brazilian NGO specialized in Climate Change. As a non-profit, independent organization, it has the mission of reducing the effects of climate change through scientific research activities, environmental preservation, and the support and establishment of sustainable development programs with local communities. The experience in these projects resulted in the creation of the SOCIALCARBON Methodology, a methodology designed to achieve sustainable development goals through actions that stimulate local communities and promote socio-economical responsibility. The methodology is applied through the sustainability hexagon, a tool which assesses six resources throughout the development of the carbon project: carbon, biodiversity, social, financial, human and natural aspects. Through its holistic and dynamic character, the methodology can be applied both in local communities and enterprises with reliable and efficient results.