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Marcela Betancourt

Marcela is an Investment Officer on the Climate Change Advisory Services Team at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2021. She is responsible for supporting the development of operations by structuring and implementing innovative solutions to promote a greater climate impact in projects developed with financial intermediaries and the infrastructure sector. She has led the technical component in different projects related with thematic bonds, green lines and green building in the region. Before joining the IDB Group, Marcela worked as Project Manager for Grupo Express on projects to implement clean technologies for passenger transportation, search for and strengthen new business and develop energy efficiency initiatives in the transportation sector. She has extensive experience in promoting climate actions in transport infrastructure sector in Colombia, Peru and Chile. Marcela earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and a specialization study in organization control and management systems at the same university. Marcela earned an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia).

Posts by Marcela Betancourt

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Five Good Reasons to Ride the “Wave” of Blue Bonds

These instruments are rapidly gaining ground in the world of sustainable investments. But what exactly are they, and why are they a good investment?

Coming Soon: Zero-Carbon Affordable Housing

Homes with high energy efficiency have traditionally been perceived as luxuries that only some in developed countries can afford. That’s no longer the case, as affordable zero-carbon housing that contributes to the fight against climate change will soon be available in Latin America and the Caribbean.