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César Carcelén

Cesar is a Sustainable Business and MSME Specialist in the Advisory Services Division of IDB Invest. He is responsible for helping financial institutions adopt sustainable financing strategies, scale financial products focused on sustainability and aligned with the SDGs, develop thematic debt instruments, and promote the inclusion of vulnerable groups. Before joining IDB Invest he worked as a Senior Investment Officer at the impact investing fund, responsAbility Investment AG, where he focused on enhancing financial inclusion for MSMEs in the region, green credit, and sustainable housing finance. Prior to that he worked at Planet Rating with the Director for Latin America where he developed evaluations to assess the financial strength and social performance of microfinance institutions. He also worked at KPMG in the area of Risk Advisory Services. Cesar has a degree in Business Administration and Accounting, an MBA with a focus on Innovation from the EGADE Business School (TEC de Monterrey), as well as postgraduate specializations in Sustainable Finance and Climate Finance from Yale and the Frankfurt School.

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Boosting Financial Inclusion for the Most Vulnerable Through Social Bonds

Thematic bonds—and transparently measuring and reporting their impact—are a powerful tool for mobilizing resources and deepening financial inclusion for microenterprises within the most vulnerable groups of society who have yet to be served by the financial sector.