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SUMMARY

Investing more in women will boost the recovery of Latin America and the Caribbean

The pandemic has particularly affected women. Pre-existing gender gaps have exposed them to further loss of income, unemployment and unpaid household burden.

Contributing to closing the gender gap is not only necessary for the prosperity of the region, but it is also a great business opportunity. Various studies show that women tend to be better payers, that the businesses they lead generate higher financial returns and that, as consumers, they make most of the expense decisions.

IDB Invest has been promoting gender-lens investing, which focuses on investing in companies led by women, in those with gender equality policies and in those that offer products and services aimed at women.

Today, more than ever, we are committed to continue paving this path because when women win, we all win.

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IDB Invest structures the world's first gender-linked bond based on achieving outcomes, issued by Davivienda

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, has structured and subscribed a Gender-focused Social Bond issue by Banco Davivienda SA (Davivienda). The deal, worth $100 million, or COP362,500 million, has a 7-year maturity.

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IDB Invest supports Grupo Elcatex in bolstering the textile sector value chain in Honduras

  • It is the first deal in Latin America and the Caribbean that is part of the We-Fi initiative, an international alliance to support the growth of companies owned or led by women.

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Why We Must Invest in Women, More than Ever

Women's Day has a different flavor in 2021. We celebrate women and their struggle to achieve gender equality, after a pandemic that has affected women in a very particular way.

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How to invest with a gender lens?

Not only does making investments while incorporating a gender approach contribute to the ongoing task of reducing gaps between men and women, it is also a way to do business in a productive and exemplary way. And there is abundant evidence of this.

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OUR STRATEGY

OUR STRATEGY
OUR STRATEGY

At IDB Invest, we have made a simple and clear promise: we are 100% committed to gender equality as well as diversity and inclusion.

We help companies identify the economic opportunity gained by integrating a strategy of gender equality, diversity, and inclusion into their business. We work with various sectors offering finance products and consultancy services to help them create more inclusive companies.

We help companies:

1. With their human capital strategy to attract and retain the best talent through human resource policy recommendations, diversity and inclusion training, and mentoring programs.
2. With their market strategy to uncover potential opportunities and segments through market research, product and service development, and sales force training.
3. With their value chain strategy, procurement policy and service contracting recommendations as well as suggestions for a more inclusive value chain, and with supplier training.

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Our expert

Our expert
Stephanie Oueda

Stephanie Oueda

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Contact the expert