There is a renewed interest for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water and sanitation (W&S) sector in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, proof being their increased number. … [Read more...] about Better PPPs: Are today’s PPP models more sustainable?
As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation? Our responses typically include anecdotes about the food, people, and places we encountered along the way. Perhaps we could also be asking ourselves how our vacation impacted those people and places. … [Read more...] about Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?
The financing gap for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean was estimated at $1.2 trillion in 2017, nearly a quarter of the global emerging market total. If this gap were a country, not only would it be a credit desert for most inhabitants, but it would edge out Mexico as number 15 on the list of the world’s largest economies in … [Read more...] about How can character count toward identifying good credit clients?
The private sector has a moral obligation to set the goal of eradicating violence against women. However, this is also an economic imperative, given that corporate inaction in this regard has significant costs. … [Read more...] about Business tackling gender violence: An economic imperative
When Invema plant, the main plastic recycler in Honduras starts operating, a success formula resonates. It is one of the commercial companies that took advantage of the photovoltaic energy boom in the country. Its case demonstrates how the private sector’s investment in solar energy can facilitate greater economic and sustainable development for the country. Six years ago, … [Read more...] about Solar energy: The revolution spurring development in Honduras