For MSMEs, the response to COVID-19 requires not only ensuring their survival in the short term, it also requires evaluating possible scenarios to align recovery efforts. For this, it is essential to strengthen their resilience. … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Support the Resilience of MSMEs to Overcome COVID-19
Climate change has transformed economic models and opportunities around the globe, and Latin America and the Caribbean are not immune to this new reality. At IDB Invest, when we talk to our clients in the region about generating green jobs and applying a gender perspective in their projects, we usually find very good reception and positive responses. … [Read more...] about How to create green jobs with a gender perspective?
Three years ago, Marie-José Nadeau took the helm as the first woman to chair the World Energy Congress in its 90-year-history. She cautioned that the energy business was at a critical stage, suffering from underperformance and facing disruptive change. In her view, the industry would not have the ability to innovate and tackle these challenges without gender diversity. At … [Read more...] about Three best practices for energy companies investing in women
In the 1960s, the Jetsons showed us a futuristic city in which pollution and the use of non-renewable resources did not exist. Twenty years later, when we had already begun to hear about environmental problems, Blade Runner showed us a more pessimistic vision of 2019: a city with countless skyscrapers, over-population, and extremely high pollution levels. Today we already have … [Read more...] about Four challenges facing the buildings of the future
Over the past few years, LEDs have become increasingly common, as they provide long-lasting performance for a fraction of the energy used by traditional lights. Think of the latest generation of LED TVs, modern car lights or even household light bulbs. Many LEDs today have an expected lifespan of over 20 years while using 80% less energy to produce the same amount of light. … [Read more...] about Can an entire city switch to LED lights?