Latin America: Progress and Challenges for Gender Equality and Reproductive Rights

Latin America is a region of contrasts when it comes to gender equality and reproductive rights. While progress has been made in some areas, significant challenges remain. Let’s take a…

Crowdfunding in Latin America: A Look at the Key Players

Everyone has heard about collective financing, right? In Brazil, we say “fazer uma vaquinha” (literally: make/do a cow, it makes no sense, I know…). The word “crowdfunding” means precisely this:…

Brazil’s Economic Outlook 2023: Lula’s Comeback and Economic Growth

In this episode, we are discussing the economic outlook for Brazil in 2023 and beyond. I had the pleasure of speaking with Thomas Samuelson, the founder of BRON, a social network community for investors…

Sustainability in Emerging Markets: Insights from Experts

This is the second episode of the 2022 in Review series and it is focused on sustainability in emerging markets. First up, we chat with Alexandre Lemille about the role…

Brazil’s status as top beef exporter at risk as younger generation shuns meat

The average Brazilian eats 91.8 kilograms of meat per year, down from 93.1 kilograms in 2012. Younger Brazilians, aged 18 to 24, have shown the biggest decrease in meat consumption.…

Bolsonaro vs. Lula: Comparing Brazil’s economic policies

Bolsonaro and Lula have taken drastically different approaches when it comes to the economy of Brazil. In this article, I looked at three key aspects of Brazil: indigenous communities and…

How tech is reducing food waste in developing countries

According to Greenly’s guide to Global Food Waste in 2022, more than 30% of food will be lost or wasted yearly. This figure is even more impressive in view of…

Post-COVID world: how the definition of emerging markets evolved

Emerging markets have been an intriguing choice of investment, notably known for their “high risk, high returns” scheme. But the years have proven that the definition of emerging markets has…

What are emerging markets doing against smoking?

One in four (23%) adults in the world smoke tobacco, and 1.3 billion tobacco users live in low-and middle-income countries. In rich countries, smoking increased, peaked, and then declined over…

Why shopping on WhatsApp is booming in Emerging Markets

What started as a messaging app has grown over the years to become a business platform. The introduction of the business WhatsApp app by Meta creates a platform for small…

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