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Milagros Rivas

Milagros Rivas Saiz is Division Chief, Advisory Services, at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2021. She is responsible for leading the Climate Change, Gender and Inclusion, SME Development, Digitalization, and Public-Private Partnerships areas. Before joining the IDB Group, Milagros worked for the International Finance Corporation as Global Head of Strategy Director and Global Head of Advisory Services, a position in which she helped develop highly sustainable projects and open markets to private investment. Previously, she was an Executive Committee member of Acciona Energía. Milagros has extensive experience in consulting, from her work at McKinsey & Co. Milagros earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).

Posts by Milagros Rivas

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We Are Half the Population But Less Than One-third of Top Corporate Leaders. What Can Companies Do?

The evidence is solid: companies with women in leadership positions achieve clear financial and business benefits. Despite significant challenges, the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean has the opportunity to do more about it.

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Switching Lenses for Development: How to Use Gender-Lens Investment for Equality

Gender lens investment has great social impact, and a safe, sustainable long-term ROI, bringing about profitability while pushing for equality.

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How to Create More Economic Opportunities for Women through the Private Sector

Companies can close the gender gap by creating employment and skills for women and promoting access to financing and facilitating access to markets for women entrepreneurs. IDB Invest can help in this process.