INCAE’s Dean and Rector took part in the 2017 United Nations Latino Impact Summit held in New York

Monday, 08 January 2018 15:17

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united nations latino impact summitINCAE Rector Enrique Bolaños and Dean Alberto Trejos attended the United Nations' Latino Impact Summit held in New York last November 30th and December 1st. The event brought together business and social entrepreneurs, journalists, high-level executives, diplomatic corps members, and Latin American philanthropy leaders to discuss Latin America's opportunities and challenges in relation to the region's sustainable development goals.

The Summit, which focused on finding new alternatives for the region's growth through the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals,

was held for the second time by the PVBLIC Foundation in partnership with the Ismael Cala Foundation. The topics addressed at the 2017 Summit included entrepreneurship, gender equality, and sustainability, and it recognized leaders who are setting the pace and creating impact in the region.

Rector Enrique Bolaños participated as a panelist on the topic Education as a Growth Engine of the Region: A Dialogue between Presidents, together with Rector José Manuel Restrepo of Universidad del Rosario in Colombia; Ignacio de la Vega, Dean of EGADE Business School, and Félix Maradiaga, Executive Director of Pioneer Capital Partners. Dean Alberto Trejos served as moderator in discussing topics such as Latin America's Growth: The Emergent Middle Class; Central America's financial boom, and Getting Ready for Latin America's Future.

INCAE's Global EMBA 2013 graduate Manfred Kopper was a panelist in the event. Kopper, who is a leader at Ernst & Young Costa Rica's climate change and sustainability service line, spoke about how Latin America is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Latino Impact Summit lasted for two days and convened 68 panelists and nine moderators. It brought together more than 300 leaders from the region including young Latino millennials and Latino economic leaders from both inside and outside the United States.