At IDB Invest, our job is to give businesses the tools they need for sustainable growth. Financing is a big part of it, of course, but it’s not the whole story.
We want our clients to have that extra edge they need to expand, become more competitive and make a lasting, positive impact on their communities. After all, that’s how the private sector drives development. With the support of our donors and partners, we add value by providing knowledge and technical assistance to clients across different sectors—whether manufacturing, agribusiness or financial institutions—and across Latin America and the Caribbean. Because of IDB Invest’s strong presence in the field, we can advise businesses on how to reach local markets and navigate local challenges.
Our advisory services focus on a few areas that are priorities for the IDB Group and where we believe we can bring the most value.
Climate action is one of these. We help our clients think through the potential impacts of climate change on their industry and better position themselves to mitigate risks, increase resilience, operate more sustainably and identify new markets and business opportunities.
Like climate, gender affects every sector in every country. We strive to expand financing for women entrepreneurs and support companies’ efforts to create fair, diverse workplaces that can tap into the full potential of all employees, women and men alike.
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) make up a significant share of the region’s economy, so we want to foster an environment in which they can thrive. We work with financial intermediaries to expand access to financing and business training, to enable their MSME clients to become more sustainable and profitable.
At a time of government funding constraints and high infrastructure demand, more and more projects are candidates for public-private partnerships. We help government agencies analyze risks and structure arrangements that will attract private investment. As in our other areas of focus, we also advise on how to make projects inclusive and sustainable so that they will make a bigger contribution to development.