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8. IFC-GBAC Webinar Series - Green Reconstruction from a Gender and Entrepreneurship Perspective

"Measures focused on gender equity, sustainability, and actions to tackle climate change play a key role in different economic sectors to achieve a recovery in the new normality post-COVID-19."

The impact of climate change does not affect men and women equally. This is due to the traditional role and responsibilities of women, particularly in emerging countries, where families depend substantially on their natural environment and the agriculture sector for their subsistence. In addition, women play a fundamental role in adaptation to climate change. The panelists speak of the opportunity for banks to provide financial services to women. 

About the Presenters

Yanire Braña

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.

Irma Acosta

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.

Marcela Ponce

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.

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- Jul 19, 2022


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Raymund Vincent

- Nov 12, 2020
Very Nice presentation!

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- Nov 11, 2020
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