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Women of Afro-Descendance: Untapped Talent and Market for the Private Sector

The IDB Group recently launched two toolkits to support the rise of afro-descendant women in the private sector in the region.

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace: A Business Imperative for Latin American and the Caribbean

The inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in the business environment is imperative to improve staff retention, employee satisfaction, and productivity.

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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.

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Eliminating Gender Bias from Lending in Mexico

The Mexican fintech Konfío is eliminating gender bias by using fair algorithms to make lending decisions based only on applicants’ credit risk. A new IDB Invest study that measures the impact of a Konfío loan on company sales shows that women-led businesses have the most to gain.