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Inclusion for the LGBTQ+ Community: A Smart Business Decision
Companies that disregard the rights and concerns of the LGBTQ+ community are voluntarily foregoing potential expansion of their business and failing to recruit talent from among a group that includes some of the most qualified people in the region.
Reigniting Women-led Businesses in the Caribbean with Better Access to Finance
New data from the Caribbean shows that high collateral requirements and interest rates are among the top barriers for women-owned and -led businesses looking for financing. Overcoming these hurdles is an important challenge for the Caribbean, especially as firms seek to regain a foothold in a post-pandemic private sector.
A Return to Office without Returning to Same Old Discrimination Patterns
Mass telework has been good for many minority employees who feel less emotional labor while working outside the office. Companies looking to stop minority employees from joining the Great Resignation must ensure that old, often subtle, discrimination patterns are erased.
Early Warning: How to Find Financial & Non-Financial Signs of Credit Deterioration
While looking for signs of credit deterioration, traditional financial risk analysis needs to be conducted in depth and integrated with a thorough understanding of the non-financial issues that any company or project faces.
Plastics and Sustainability... An Unlikely Partnership
While sustainability and plastics may seem like opposing concepts, a company’s experience in Haiti shows that they are indeed complementary, as long as recycling and cleaner production are part of the equation.
Boosting Exports While Reducing Carbon Emissions
In addition to offering various tax, customs, regulatory and other incentives for investors, free zones and industrial parks in Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly adding another benefit to the mix: a reduced carbon footprint through self-supplied renewable energy for production.
Transforming a Region with Internet for All
The best example of the private sector’s role in advancing digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean is the Internet for All (Internet para Todos-IPT) project. It has given access to 4G Internet to more than 2.2 million people and over 12,500 rural communities in Peru over the last three years.
Financial Inclusion with a Sustainable Focus
Success stories of sustainable banking services pave the way for possible competitors and new players in the financial sector. There are few bigger success stories than Banco Familiar’s in Paraguay.
Fighting Climate Change, One Project at a Time
With greater access to much-needed global capital, Latin America and the Caribbean can become the world’s leading renewable energy hub, taking advantage of ample sunlight and available land.