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IDB Lab to Foster Bioeconomy in the Amazon Region with Two New Initiatives

The Inter-American Development Bank's innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, has launched two innovative initiatives to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable development in the Amazon basin. The move was announced in Manaus, Brazil, during the Sustainability Week of IDB Invest , the private sector...

June 12, 2024
IDB Group Launches Action Plan to Accelerate Natural Capital and Biodiversity Inclusion in Development Projects

The Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab launched today the 2024-2025 Natural Capital and Biodiversity Mainstreaming Action Plan, which aims to put biodiversity and natural capital more embedded within the Bank’s operations in areas where nature can support economic, social, and...

June 12, 2024
Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Mobility in Our Region

By Carolina Carrasco, Luis Alejandro Fernandez and Raquel Trigo When migrants reach their destination, they face numerous challenges. Not only do they leave behind a personal life, but also a job, a business, or references about their financial, professional, and/or commercial reputation, among...

June 11, 2024
From Idea to Innovation: Interview with Laura Macció

Laura Macció (Uruguay) CEO and founder of METABIX BIOTECH. Finalist of the WeXchange competition for entrepreneurs in STEM fields. "The entrepreneurial ecosystem energizes you." What did it mean to you to be selected as a finalist in the last WeXchange competition? It was an immense joy because I've...

June 7, 2024
IDB Lab Unveils Initiative to Promote Sociotechnological Innovation to Protect Biodiversity

To protect biodiversity and promote an inclusive nature-based economy and future, IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group), is launching NaturaTech LAC. At the launch event, which was attended by key stakeholders, regional leaders from Latin America...

May 29, 2024
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