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!
I dare you: Can you buy nothing for a whole day? I know it sounds tough, but this was the idea behind the first day of No Impact Week at the IDB – No Consumption Day. … [Read more...] about The business case for buying less, but good stuff
By Theodore Kahn* Are there opportunities for Latin American firms in China beyond iron ore, soy beans, copper, and a handful of other commodities? This question has been on the mind of policymakers in the region ever since LAC-China trade took off in the early 2000s, driven by China’s strong demand for natural resources traditionally provided by Latin America and the … [Read more...] about Can Latin American firms succeed in China?
A record number of people took to the streets of New York this past Sunday to demonstrate their concern over climate change. In anticipation of the UN Climate Summit this week, more than 1,500 organizations joined efforts in the People’s Climate March. The marchers advocated for political action to change living conditions and to support a better world where people and the … [Read more...] about How can business have no impact
* By Rebeca White Sanchez, Operations Senior Specialist IIC, and Helga Flores, Principal IIC External Relations Advisor Corporate Governance has become a buzz term in the last decade. Why do we talk about it so much? A study performed by corporate governance experts Ira Millstein and Paul MacAvoy found that companies rated A+ in governance earned an average of 25% more than … [Read more...] about What is one of the most important factors in securing the future of family business in Latin America?