IndexAmericas recognizes 10 companies in Latin America and the Caribbean leading in gender equality

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 08:51
COMPLEMENTS THE INDEX OF THE 100 GLOBAL COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE REGION AND THE 30 MULTILATINAS LEADING IN SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT MENDOZA, Argentina — IndexAmericas, the first corporate sustainability index created by a multilateral bank, publishes a new sub-index to recognize the 10 companies with operations in Latin America and the Caribbean most committed to gender equality.

IDB Group annual meeting in Argentina ends with a call to boost infrastructure investments and productivity

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 16:20
MENDOZA, Argentina – The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest today wrapped up the annual meeting of their Boards of Governors, calling for an ambitious growth agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean focused on boosting infrastructure investments and productivity.

IDB proposes growth agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean in new report

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 09:11
Policies needed to close the gap in investment and productivity of faster-growing regions MENDOZA, Argentina - Latin American and the Caribbean countries require an ambitious growth agenda that focuses on overcoming large gaps in investment and productivity, a report by the Inter-American Development Bank finds.

IDB Group agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency lays the groundwork for quality private sector infrastructure

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 08:39
MENDOZA, Argentina — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the IDB Group’s private sector institution IDB Invest and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today formalized a Memorandum of Cooperation to jointly promote quality infrastructure and co-finance eligible projects for the private sector.  The agreement was signed by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, IDB Invest CEO James P. Scriven, and JICA Senior Vice President Shigeru Maeda. The signing took place in the presence of Mr.

IDB 2017 Sustainability Report underlines the urgency of sustainable Infrastructure investment

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:33
MENDOZA, Argentina ‒ The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched its new Sustainability Report, featuring its priority work during 2017 in sustainable cities and infrastructure, social and environmental safeguards, natural capital, sustainable islands and climate change.

IDB Invest and Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries join forces to promote private sector finance

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 15:12
MENDOZA, Argentina — IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has cemented a partnership with Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) through a new memorandum of understanding, formalized at the IDB Group’s Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors in Mendoza. Signed by IDB Invest CEO James P. Scriven, and IFU Vice President Helle Bjerre, the collaboration will promote the financing of private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Japan pledges $5 million to support public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 15:04
MENDOZA, Argentina—The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Japan have expanded their longstanding partnership through a joint pledge to support public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The agreement includes a commitment by the Japanese government to transfer $5 million to the Bank’s Contingent Recovery PPP Preparation Program.

Business Forum brings together private and public sector leaders to promote infrastructure investment and integration

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:41
Argentine ministers and Mendoza governor take part in event held ahead of IDB Annual Meeting MENDOZA, Argentina – The III Business Forum opened today with the participation of nearly 900 business leaders and government officials from 30 countries, who convened to discuss an ambitious agenda focused on boosting investments in infrastructure, promoting regional economies, and speeding up regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Investment shortfalls and inefficiencies limiting Latin American and Caribbean growth, IDB report finds

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:46
Study also looks at potential GDP impacts of trade and asset price shocks MENDOZA, Argentina – Latin America and the Caribbean should grow more strongly in the coming years though the region will continue to underperform with regards to the world economy, due to both low levels and low quality of investment, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2018 Macroeconomic Report.

Argentina to mobilize private sector financing for infrastructure with IDB support

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:38
IDB approves $500 million investment guarantee facility for Argentina Program will support private investment in infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships Argentina will seek to attract private investment in infrastructure with a $500 million investment guarantee facility from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).