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Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (a.i.)

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Paula leads the Sustainability and MSMEs Team at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2019. She is responsible for the intersection of private sector and sustainable development.

Before joining the IDB Group, she led the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Business Call to Action, a global platform that promotes inclusive businesses and their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Paula previously worked at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in New York, where she provided advice to global corporations on topics including responsible sourcing, human rights, and sustainability strategy. She worked with CARE Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation in the development of value chains, impact investments, and microfinance.

Paula earned a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University (Canada) and a professional degree in industrial engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).