For the private sector, 2017 was a year marked by major changes and a call to prepare for the future. From the damages done by natural phenomena to the adoption of new technologies, several factors made this the year of adaptation, for both businesses and people. In this context, many Latin American and Caribbean countries began to explore new ways to grow, invest and even … [Read more...] about The issues that marked the private sector in 2017
There are many theories to explain the current trend of increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme events, but it seems obvious that there is a correlation with increasing average temperatures. Many argue that the world is already experiencing the consequences of climate change and that even if the increase on average world temperature is kept under 2 degrees Celsius, … [Read more...] about The Floods of 2017: How can the private sector mitigate the impact of natural disasters
Long-term financial performance is directly proportional to good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, but you probably already knew that. If so, then you should also be able to prove it and measure it, because nowadays a vision is not enough to convince your clients. “What gets measured gets managed.”- Peter Drucker (known as the father of modern … [Read more...] about Can your company be a sustainability champion?
Last March, Peru experienced extreme weather conditions in the north of the country. This resulted in numerous physical, economic and human losses with costs associated at over US$3 billion, or 0.5% of GDP. Planning for reconstruction, the country found itself at a crossroads: it could focus solely on meeting immediate construction needs or rebuild with a long-term vision. … [Read more...] about How sustainable infrastructure can decide Peru’s future
What do soap, Ben and Jerry’s, and KitKat bars have in common? They all contain palm oil, an oil produced by the oil palm tree. Indonesia and Malaysia produce the vast majority of the world’s supply and have experienced significant environmental consequences as a result. Now the crop’s profitability is attracting interest in other tropical climates, including Latin America and … [Read more...] about Four Ways to Get the Most out of Palm Oil in Latin America and the Caribbean