Recently I visited the Villa 31 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a poor and informal neighborhood located at approximately 500 meters from La Recoleta, one of the most sophisticated areas of the Argentinian capital. Despite this proximity, near 45,000 residents at Villa 31 have lived in isolation, not accepted as true “porteños” by their neighbors due to the social and … [Read more...] about How we incentivize social inclusion through Sustainable Infrastructure? The case of Villa 31
2017 could be another record year for green investment products as the issuance of green bonds globally is forecast to rise to $206 billion, twice the volume from 2016. This shows how in the last few years, the finance sector has taken serious interest in sustainability’s potential to deliver profit, even though the benefits of environmental and social management have long been … [Read more...] about Three Trends in Sustainable Finance across LAC
Big data and geospatial technology are making it easier for banks to decrease risk when financing projects with potential environmental impacts. How? Our guest author, Luiz Amaral, Global Manager of WRI’s Global Forest Watch Commodities has the answer. … [Read more...] about How fintech can help banks tackle deforestation
Gender equality is no longer a choice for companies. It is not only about fairness, but about business success. For investors, this has become so clear that one of the world’s largest asset managers has just placed a statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic bull in New York City to remind businesses that the time to fight for gender equality is now. Why? … [Read more...] about Empower women and investors will follow
By 2050, a 60% increase of food production will be required, with only a 12% increase in arable land. Considering the social and demographic implications for agricultural producers, finding solutions to include them in production chains is a must. Latin America and the Caribbean region is the largest net exporter of food worldwide. Furthermore, the region has a third of the … [Read more...] about Why is social inclusion good for agribusiness?