Author Bio

Laura Giraldo

Laura has over 8 years of experience working in operations, strategy, and project management at IDB and the private sector. Prior to joining the Advisory Service Team as Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer, she structured blended financed transactions that focused on increasing access to finance to women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to this, Laura worked at UberEATS as an Operations Specialist helping them optimize processes for the opening of new markets in the US. She has also worked for BID Lab in gender projects, and for the Grants Co-financing management unit at the IDB providing analysis and fund reporting to donors. She holds an MBA from IE Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida at Gainesville.

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Leveraging the Sustainable Fund Ecosystem in Latin America & the Caribbean

The ecosystem growing around sustainable funds offers a source of financing for companies in the region, which may help international and local investors to develop their own sustainability agenda with transactions classified as impact investments in their portfolios.

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Advancing Gender Equality with Incentives that Work

The challenges faced by the financial sector to convert more women into clients can be addressed by combining well-designed incentives and advisory services.