Coming together as a coalition, business leaders committed to work together in three areas that will be critical to the region’s economic recovery: empowering women, accelerating digitalization, and strengthening regional value chains.
Cbc participated in the inaugural Roundtable of private sector partners on the future of Latin America and the Caribbean. This coalition of 40 global corporate executives, organized by the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone, pledged to contribute to the region’s recovery. Leading private sector executives discussed the historic challenges and unique opportunities to boost growth and investment in the region.
To achieve its promise of sustainability for a Better World, cbc bases its strategy on ESG, integrating environmental, social and governance dimensions in the generation of value; and reaffirms through this alliance its commitment to be enablers of development in Latin America and ensure that this decade will be one of accelerated growth and prosperity.
“We reach more than 1 million points of sale in Latin America twice a week; we have developed trusted relationships that now give us the opportunity to bring connectivity to small neighborhood stores so they can be facilitators of community meetings, becoming mini centers of financial services and access to education, health and new markets for all, but especially for young entrepreneurs and for women in the most remote communities. The purpose of our company, our brands and our teams is to connect people with knowledge, with new businesses and with opportunities that allow them a real transformation of their lives.” Said Juan Pablo Mata of cbc and CEO of APEX.
In this historic event, the economic empowerment of women, digitalization and the integration and transfer of value chains to the region were established as priorities. Business leaders signed a Declaration of Partnership and committed to work with the IDB to mobilize resources in these three critical areas.
Juan Pablo Mata was the only CEO from Guatemala to participate in the launch of this alliance that brought together 40 regional and global leaders representing the most innovative companies in the world.
The Round Table was attended by participants from different companies such as Carlos Brito, CEO of AbInveb, Sebastian Guth, President of Bayer, Jay Collins, Corporate Vice President and Investment Banking of Citibank, Adriana Noreña, Vice President of Google Latin America, Pablo Rua, Director IBM Government Affairs, Carlo Enrico, President of Latin America and the Caribbean for Mastercard, Mariana Castro; Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations for Latin America at Microsoft, Paula Santilli CEO of PepsiCo Latin America, Jose Juan Haro, Wholesale and Public Affairs Director at Telefónica, Karen Vizental, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business at Unilever, and Dan Bryant; Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Walmart; among others.