The most prevalent ownership model in the Latin America and the Caribbean region is, by far, the family-owned firm. By formalizing the different roles of its members, family-owned firms can greatly enhance their sustainability and performance. … [Read more...] about How to Introduce Corporate Governance into Family-Owned Firms?
It's not just about educational improvements and opportunities. One of the greatest challenges of our region is to involve more millennial women in socially responsible financial decisions. … [Read more...] about Millennial women: How to get them to make better financial decisions?
Good news for companies and financial institutions interested in tapping into new markets: Peruvians who live at the base of the pyramid (BoP) spent 160 percent more on information and communications technologies (ICT) in 2013 than in 2000 –from US$20 per capita per year to US$52. Currently, four out of ten BoP heads of households use the internet. More than half of them are … [Read more...] about Technology to access an unexplored market in Peru
These days reducing production costs to increase competitiveness is a must. In a report titled Climate Solutions, the World Wildlife Fund notes that the world could cut energy consumption 40 percent by 2050 through improving energy efficiency and energy conservation. But when looking for alternatives that don't sacrifice the quality of raw materials, not many entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about The best of 2015: How to reduce energy costs and become more competitive
Two years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared 2013 theInternational Year of Quinoa. Before then, it was scarcely found outside of colorful Andean marketplaces except at boutique shops in the U.S. and Europe. Now, many international food companies are embracing quinoa and exporting this super-food from Andean countries like Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. … [Read more...] about The best of 2015: Quinoa a super-food and super-solution to food security