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Is it Time to Rethink Financial Services for Women Entrepreneurs? We Conducted a Survey to Find Out

Women's leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are mostly untapped opportunities. Fintechs, microfinance companies, cooperatives, and commercial and development banks in Latin America and the Caribbean are exploring ways to better serve women entrepreneurs.

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Adaptation, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Sustainability, and the Digital Gap: A Recap of 2023

The year concludes with significant challenges, demanding flexible and creative solutions. Fortunately, the private sector is increasingly showing interest in issues aimed at promoting a fairer and more sustainable world. Here's a snapshot of the topics that garnered the most attention in IDB Invest’s corporate blog, Negocios Sostenibles, over the past twelve months.

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New Data Shows What Drives Business Growth in Colombia

Only about a quarter of Colombian companies created in 2017 were still operating in 2022, of which only 6% (4,600) grew. What are the drivers behind businesses that not only survive but thrive? Our new report with Confecámaras starts digging into the data, focusing on growth factors, job creation, and gender gaps.

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The New Gender Gaps Brought about by Technological Innovation and How to Avoid Them

New technology applications have a great potential to help us achieve equity over the next decade. To that end, it is essential to invest in innovations that do not replicate gender biases, are developed by women and promote women’s technology investments.

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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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Seeking a Just, Gender-Conscious Climate Transition

The net-zero transition will struggle to move ahead if it’s not gender-conscious and doesn’t meet the needs of entire communities across Latin America and the Caribbean.