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  • noticia - Environment, trade, agriculture, and logistics, CAF's contributions to the Panama Canal
  • noticia - The capacity to go though life without feeling ashamed, and social isolation, are also measures of poverty
  • Environment, trade, agriculture, and logi...

    In addition to the USD 300 million in financing for the construction phase of the expansion of the Panama Canal, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, provided knowledge and support to reduce the ...

  • The capacity to go though life without fe...

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) estimates that 1.6 billion people worldwide live in situation of multidimensional poverty; that is, with acute shortages of education, health, and mat...

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our contribution

We promote a space for experimentation that contributes to the construction of innovation ecosystems, that captures and tries ideas, services, processes, and models for the development of useful and sustainable solutions for the social problems of the region

B Enterprises, boost for a new paradigm of entrepreneurial success img - B Enterprises, boost for a new paradigm of entrepreneurial success 29 de April de 2015

To promote the Enterprises B triple impact enterprise model in Latin America, created by B Lab, we sealed a strategic alliance with System B International. One of the most promising initiatives of this decade, based on an innovative busine...

B Corps: Redefining success in business

02 de December de 2016

In strategic alliance with the B movement, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, within Social Innovation, contributes to promoting and articulating the global B Corps movement, as well as to constructing a favorable ecosystem for compa...

Innovation with Purpose promotes transformations that improve the lives of millions of people in Latin America

17 de November de 2016

National and international organizations from the multilateral, nonprofit and private sectors met in Washington D.C. for the presentation of the Platform for Innovation with Purpose, which brings together advanced science and technology wi...

Organizations partner to advance the Platform for Innovation with Purpose to accelerate sustainable development in Latin America

11 de November de 2016

The Platform's purpose is to broaden the impact of the social investment sector by bringing together advanced science and technology with social innovation and new business models, in order to produce effective, large-scale changes that ad...

System B reaches Mexico to promote a new generation of companies

22 de September de 2016

B Enterprises use businesses as a force for good, generating not only economic profits but also sustainable positive social and environmental impacts 

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knowledge
Bread of Freedom: Social enterprise that transforms lives
The inmates of the Centro de Orientación Femenina de Obrajes (Female Prison Center) in La Paz consolidate a social enterprise with baking products and knits with the brand OUT, which are marke...
Medellin: Urban Innovation and Social Resilience
Medellin is one of the most innovative cities in the world and Latin America. To achieve this, the city focused on two themes: innovation in urban development and social resilience. In the last...
Malaria in the Caribbean: a double-way approach
Malaria, as other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, does not recognice boundaries between countries. This is a bi-national project to eradicate malaria from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ...
Bankomunales: access to credit for vulnerable populations
Access to financial services for the most vulnerable populations as a mechanism for their social inclusion is a challenge and an imperative to be resolved. 
Cacao in Ecuador: a sustainable model of social and solidarity-based economy
This initiative seeks to optimize the value chain of cacao to improve the quality of life and the capacities of a network of social and solidarity-based economy that gathers more than 74,000 p...
events
img - "My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride" Award
"My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride" Award
More than 700 families participate in the 2016 edition of the Contest "My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride", an initiative that promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of women in Paraguay as a key ...
img - Launching of the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X
Launching of the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X
Meet the six social entrepreneurs that have been selected this year to participate in the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X 
img - New variables for the measurement of poverty
New variables for the measurement of poverty
"Las dimensiones faltantes en la medición de la pobreza" (The missing variables in the measurement of poverty" is a study developed jointly by Oxford University and CAF's Social Innovation ini...
img - Ethical banking in the transformation of societies
Ethical banking in the transformation of societies
In the framework of its Social Innovation initiative, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, will lead the meeting with Joan Melé, which will take place on May 4th at the headquarters of the ...
img -  B Day Colombia boosts a new entrepreneurial DNA
B Day Colombia boosts a new entrepreneurial DNA
On Thursday, April 21st, the celebration of B Day Colombia will take place in the Gimnasio Moderno of Bogota. This is a space to learn about the new generation of companies and entrepreneurs wh...