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Pilar Carvajo Lucena

Pilar is an Investment Management Officer, Blended Finance Team at IDB  Invest, which she joined in 2017. She provides  support to the origination and structuring processes  of the concessional tranche of investments in the  energy, agribusiness, manufacturing and financial  services sectors, especially in Central America and  the Caribbean. She is also responsible for managing  the relationship with donors, including fundraising  and project portfolio monitoring.  Before joining the IDB Group, she worked at Acción  Global Investments, where she participated in the  origination and structuring of equity investments in  financial institutions in Asia and Latin America. She  previously worked at Deloitte providing advice to  infrastructure and renewable energy clients, among  other sectors, and managing their financial risks. She  has more than five years of experience in the  management of financial and equity investment risks  in emerging markets.  Pilar earned a master’s degree in business  administration (MBA) from the MIT Sloan School of  Management in Cambridge, MA (USA) and a  professional degree in law and business  administration from Universidad Pablo de Olavide in  Seville (Spain).

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Addressing Climate Change while Building Resilience in Agriculture

The dual need for adaptation and mitigation investments requires an innovative approach. Blended finance and advisory services can offer a fresh start.

Climate Shareholders: Corporate Climate Action using Blended Finance in Equity Investments

Blended finance in equity investments can not only offer preferred returns to commercial investors, making deals in developing markets more attractive for them, but also bring to the decision-making table corporate climate action as a priority for companies of all sizes.

Regenerative Agriculture Offers Fresh Solutions for Latin America & the Caribbean

Regenerative agriculture aims to catalyze ecological restoration, going beyond sustainable. It comprises holistic management that fosters soil regeneration, increased productivity and biological diversity, animal welfare, as well as farm and community economics. Blended finance resources and advisory services are key to catalyze innovative regenerative business models.