La Red de Innovación e Impacto - Meet FUNDES Latinoamérica

Jun 4, 2021 1:00 PM ET
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Through the La Red de Innovación e Impacto program, WEC and our partners support small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) that are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. Meet one of our La Red members:

FUNDES, a member organization of La Red de Innovación e Impacto, is a non-profit organization that has a presence throughout Latin America (13 countries) and whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized companies.

It has more than 34 years of experience in the development of value chains, where its clients are large companies, Development Organizations or Governments and the beneficiaries are the MSMEs that make up these value chains (suppliers, distributors, clients or entrepreneurs).

More than 450,000 MSMEs have been impacted from the execution of the projects. It bases its projects on strategies of shared value, where large companies benefit by doing more and better business with small allies, which in turn improve their socioeconomic condition and facilitate the development of their communities, countries and the region. 

About LA RED

The U.S. Department of State has funded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio, to select organizations that are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. The Program, La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red), was established in 2014 and is a collection of 37 innovative solutions from 11 countries in the region.

About World Environment Center (WEC)

WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to promote business and societal value by advancing solutions to sustainable development-related problems.

About Baastel

Baastel is recognized for its quality services in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Results-based Management (RBM), strategic planning, project and program management, and building individual and institutional capacity in these areas. Baastel’s outstanding reputation in the field is built on a record of international and national successes, and expertise that is backed by attention to detail, quality, transparency and neutrality.