Developing Social Investments in Latin American
Solutions are what we all seek, but the most effective are social investments that transform, empower, and promote talent. It is there where many of the most significant challenges that the region faces today would be stopped, as these would become opportunities for growth, purpose, and strategic alliances between sectors.
Felipe Medina is an impact-driven philanthropist who is particularly interested in studying projects that generate sustainable development in Latin America. Medina began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1990, managing assets for Latin American clients. Between 2000 and 2003, he was the regional director for Latin America’s private wealth management and currently manages relationships with some of the most influential people in the region. Medina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in economics and civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, Medina is chairman of several philanthropic organizations and leads the Transforming Philanthropy Initiative, which creates a community of strategic philanthropists to facilitate collaboration to increase the volume of effective social investments in Latin America.
Katia Calderón Brown
Katia Calderón Brown currently serves as the CEO at Premier Credit – Santander Consumer Finance. She has over 30 years of experience in leadership positions in the Banking and Financial Services industry. Katia has also served as Chairwoman and member of various organizations in Latin America. Currently, she is the Chairwoman of the Santander Consumer Finance, Colombia, Triguisar de Colombia SA. She is also a board member of The Trust for the Americas, Colombia, and Fabrica de Especias y Productos El Rey, Colombia. Katia holds an Executive MBA from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Maryland, USA
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Dr. Judith Rodin, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation, pioneer, global thought leader, and author of "Making Money Moral," talks about innovative ways to impact more people through financial markets.
Finance in vulnerable communities
The globalization and digitization that we are experiencing today have allowed us to create better services and better products to support people in vulnerable contexts. In this conversation, Javier M. Flores, General Director of la Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA, comments on the advances in technology and microfinance and the new challenges our society faces to leave no one behind.
Partnerships for Reskilling in the Americas
Re-skilling and up-skilling initiatives have become vital in helping the most vulnerable populations to achieve more and better economic opportunities. However, to accomplish this, organizations, the private and public sector, and academia must partner up to make this possible across the hemisphere.
Digital Citizenship and the Future of Work in the Americas
In recent months we have seen trends that we thought would take years to normalize as the new standard. This conversation will discuss what we need to do as organizations and as individuals to stay professionally current and adapt in times of unprecedented digital acceleration.
Innovation and Inclusion in the Americas
Innovative practices to promote total inclusion for people with disabilities have proven to be strong drivers of development in other areas. María Catalina Saieh, President of Fundación Descubreme, in conversation with Robert Ivanschitz, General Counsel at Microsoft and board member of The Trust, will address the importance of failure, the power of effective communication between civil society organizations, and the exponential effect of inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Family and Early Childhood Development
Early childhood is decisive in the development of people's lives. How do we do so that in the turbulent world that we are in, we do not lose focus on this transcendent stage? In this conversation, Eva Fernández Garza, Fundación FEMSA's Early Childhood Manager, together with Mauricio Doehner, a member of our board of directors, will touch on topics such as education, family, and examples of resilience in the new normal.
Philanthropy is for everyone
Most philanthropists aren't famous. Patricia Villela Marino, President of the Humanitas360 Institute, a non-profit organization working to reduce violence and improve the quality of life of the people holds a conversation with Kim Meredith, the newest member of the Board of The Trust for the Americas. We hope the conversation will inspire people from all walks of life to take meaningful action to drive structural change in the Hemisphere.