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Webinar Opportunities and Challenges in Climate and Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean – How IFC Fosters Private Sector Engagement (May 2, 2024)

2. May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear Members, Partners and Friends,

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Zoom webinar with distinguished panelists from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on May 2, 2024, at 4.00-5.15 pm (Swiss time):

Opportunities and Challenges in Climate and Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean –
How IFC Fosters Private Sector Engagement

Income inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean remains high, despite significant progress the region has made in reducing poverty over the past few years. The World Bank Group’s IFC works to foster inclusive growth, boost innovation, and strengthen regional integration. Energy and Climate is a key pillar of IFC’s business in Latin America and the latter accounts for more than half of IFC’s new business in the region. IFC estimates that in the past 20 years, the region has lost approximately 1.7% of GDP every year due to weather-related disasters. Therefore, IFC is set to ramp up its climate and energy finance even more to support private sector investments in such a crucial sector. In fiscal year 2023, IFC delivered $1.8 billion of funding from its own account in climate finance and mobilized $3.3 billion from other investors.

This webinar will introduce IFC’s offering to Swiss companies looking to invest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to showcase project examples in the energy and climate space.

We are honored to introduce the following panelists from IFC (please see their biographies in the pdf below):

Elizabeth Marcano
Country Director for Mexico, Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean
Marcela Ponce
Head of Sustainable Financial Advisory Services
Miguel Toledo
Chief Investment Officer
Jan van Bilsen
Country Manager for Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden

as well from S-GE:

Christian Michel, Manager International Finance Institutions

The Webinar will be moderated by Dr. Philippe Nell, Honorary Ambassador of LATCAM.

Ramon Esteve, President of LATCAM, will say a few introductory remarks.

 

This Zoom webinar will be in English and is free of charge.

Registration LINK

We encourage you to forward this invitation to other interested persons.

Biographies Panelists

Details

Date:
2. May
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.latcam.ch

Venue

Online
Switzerland

Organizer

Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM)

Details

Date:
2. May
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.latcam.ch

Venue

Online
Switzerland

Organizer

Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM)