Executive Director, MET Community
Yanire Braña has 20 years of experience in gender, innovation, change management and sustainability. She has worked in global firms such as Accenture and Booz Allen, financial institutions such as Banco Popular and multilateral organizations such as the IDB and the World Bank. She has an MBA in technologies from the IE Business School and a doctorate from Universaidad Complutense of Madrid. She has studied at London Business School, Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, where she teaches gender and sustainability.
Director of Responsible Business and Sustainability, BBVA
Irma Acosta has a degree in Computer Systems and Computer Science from the Universidad Iberoamericana, with a Master's degree in Administration and Social Entrepreneurship. She started to work in BBVA in 1992 and has held various positions in different areas. In 2008 she assumed the position the Director of Responsible Business and Sustainability.
LAC Climate Finance Lead, IFC
Marcela Ponce leads the Climate Finance Program of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group in Latin America and the Caribbean, the same region where she coordinates the Sustainable Banking Network. In her professional journey during and prior to IFC in Latin America and Europe, she has supported financial entities in sustainable development, governments in the definition of regulatory frameworks that promote sustainability, worked in the planning of Zero Carbon real estate projects, and facilitated public-private dialogue to develop and expand knowledge and technical capacities in sustainable development. Marcela has an MBA and MSc in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge and has a diploma in Climate Change: Economy and Governance from LSE.