IndexAmericas, a new benchmark from the Inter-American Development Bank and S-Network, was released yesterday in Buenos Aires. Formally named the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index, it recognizes companies in Latin America and the Caribbean based on performance against 172 environmental, social and governance indicators selected by the IDB, including 15 specific to the region.
Small is beautiful (but not enough). The crowdfunding platform Kiva teamed up with development agencies to back women micro-entrepreneurs; Access Power is seeking to identify early-stage African energy companies through a competition; and two more Indian startups get seed financing. Kiva partnership introduces women-focused fund. A crowdfunding platform focusing on women entrepreneurs has been jointly launched by