One year ago, we launched the Private Sector Partners Coalition for the Future of Latin America and the Caribbean, a historic alliance of leading private companies. The Coalition represented the Bank's ambitious approach to tackle an expansive new work model for partnering with the international private sector to advance development goals. It demonstrated our conviction that … [Read more...] about The Private Sector as an Agent of Change: Lessons from our Historic Coalition
Every three years, the CEO Summit of the Americas brings together heads of state and leading CEOs from the region to analyze opportunities for promoting economic growth and investment and facilitating trade through unprecedented interaction between the public and private sectors via the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD). Some 12 heads of state and over 1,000 business leaders … [Read more...] about Twelve Heads of State and More than 1,000 Business Leaders Take Part in the CEO Summit of the Americas
The fragmentation of production processes is an enormous opportunity for countries and companies wishing to put themselves on the global manufacturing and export map What might a vehicle part, a jacket with motion sensors for gaming, a quinoa harvest, or software for managing dairy cattle have in common? All these goods and services are “Made in the Americas,” a marketing … [Read more...] about Increasing the Involvement of Latin American Companies in Global Value Chains
The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business, consume, produce and interact with one another. ICTs are reducing traditional trade barriers like distance and time, allowing businesses and consumers around the globe to connect and trade. This has led to the rapid growth of digital trade, or … [Read more...] about How can we make digital trade more inclusive?
Over the last month, news on the Brazilian energy sector revolved around two mega-operations involving Chinese capital: the purchase of CPFL by the State Grid Corporation of China and that of Duke Energy by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG). These investments have increased the standing of the two companies in their respective areas: State Grid now distributes 20% of … [Read more...] about The interest of Chinese Electricity Companies in Brazil