Editor’s Note: As of October 20th 2014, the Agricultural Supply Chain Adaptation Facility, along with 3 other financial instruments, has been selected at the Second Lab Advisor’s Meeting to move forward to Phase 3. During this phase, the Lab will refine the 4 most promising instruments with further analysis and stress testing, so they can be ready for pilot. … [Read more...] about A Laboratory for Climate Finance
Local banks are a core component of the market architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean with the potential to catalyze innovation and growth. As I return from the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Trinidad & Tobago, my third visit to the country this year, I am reminded how dynamic and innovative its business environment is and how multilaterals can better engage … [Read more...] about Three ways multilaterals support local banks and drive innovation in the Caribbean
Three firsts for the Education, Youth and Employment Bond program * By Michelle Viegas On September 23, 2014, a delivery of 16 pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream arrived to the Boston office of Breckinridge Capital Advisors. Observers may have assumed that it had been ordered for a celebration, perhaps for a company anniversary or an employee’s retirement or birthday. … [Read more...] about EYE Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for EYE Bonds!
What are successful, sustainable businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean doing? How do they drive innovation, brand value and revenue growth? … [Read more...] about Five ways to a sustainable business
Flickr Creative Commons CIFOR Did you know that every minute the world loses 50 soccer fields worth of forest? That’s one of the headline findings from recently published data on global deforestation. Access to deforestation data is making it increasingly easy for companies to monitor deforestation in their supply chains. … [Read more...] about How Big Data Is Changing Big Business