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Gema Sacristán

Gema Sacristán is IDB Invest's Chief Investment Officer. She joined the Inter-American Development Bank in 2008 as an Investment Officer in the Structured and Corporate Finance Department, where she subsequently became Chief of the Financial Markets Division. Prior to this role, she held various leadership positions in commercial and investment banking in Madrid, London and New York. Among them, she was the director of the Export and Agency Financing Unit for the Americas at BBVA New York and vice president and product manager in the area of Global Trade Finance at Banco Santander Nueva York.

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Why We Must Invest in Women, More than Ever

'Bells' for gender equality are ringing in stock markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a powerful sign that a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery will depend largely on how much more we invest in women.

More Female Role Models & Fewer Matildas

Matilda J. Gage was a women’s rights activist from the US. The campaign named after her, #NoMoreMatildas, seeks to give visibility to those female scientists that history pushed into the background, looking to encourage women to take on science-related studies.

When It Comes to the Climate, 10 Years Is Nothing

The European Union, with its Green Deal underway, has pledged to reduce its emissions of polluting gases by 55% in 2030 to achieve a zero emissions goal in 2050.

How the Way Was Paved for Sustainable Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is experiencing an expansion in sustainable investment, greater interest by investors, a wider range of products, and a public sector that is encouraging this investment.

Ten Good Things That 2020 Left Behind

Let's have a look at ten good, non-transient things from this year that are here to stay.

Financing trade to accelerate the economic recovery of Latin America
Accelerating the Region’s Recovery through Trade Finance

About 90% of global trade depends on some type of financing, mainly in the short-term. Today more than ever, companies in Latin America and the Caribbean need to finance their trade operations to be more resilient and sustainable in the long-term.