A COVID-19 vaccine will keep people feeling healthy and safe, but we cannot forget to vaccinate our economies as well. Sustainability will be a key component to building back better in the region’s economic recovery. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is home to 8% of global population but accounts for 40% of global coronavirus-related deaths. The disproportionate impact … [Read more...] about Sustainability, the vaccine for Latin America and the Caribbean economies
As tourism awaits the reopening of economies, it’s crucial to stay close to industry stakeholders, to understand how they are handling the pandemic and mitigating the impact on the business, employees and the community at large. One thing is clear: no one has the luxury to stand on the sidelines as a spectator. … [Read more...] about Regional Tourism Industry Binds Together to Overcome COVID-19
Access to financing is a key factor for companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and maximize their resilience against the derived macroeconomic shocks. Well-functioning capital markets allow firms to get through difficult times. … [Read more...] about How Can Debt Capital Markets Help Companies Survive the COVID-19 Crisis?
When discussing value chains and gender, we are talking about an environment in which women-owned provider companies do not have the same access as those led by men. Breaking down this asymmetry would mean a real victory for inclusion and development. … [Read more...] about How Can More Women Business Owners Be Incorporated In Value Chains?
New economic challenges open spaces for inclusion and gender equity. A gender-balanced workforce, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors, contributes greater productivity and innovation capacity, among other benefits. … [Read more...] about Infrastructure, Energy and Gender: The Benefits of Equality