On October 17-19, the GLI Forum LatAm 2023 lands in Medellín, Colombia, and LeFil is honored to join as a speaker! Organized by Pro Mujer, a leading non-profit organization focused on women empowerment and financial inclusion, the GLI Forum LatAm is the most important gender lens investing event in Latin America, dedicated to positioning gender […]

We’re looking for the best social entrepreneurs operating throughout Latin America and the Caribbean! #PESLatam is a program implemented by 6 leading organizations seeking the most innovative social entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, regardless of their development stage or sector. #PESLatam has 7 scaling opportunities ranging from incubation to corporate ventures (see below) […]

PES LATAM is offering support to social enterprises across Latin America and the Caribbean – Apply now and scale your impact! The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Ashoka, LeFil Consulting, New Ventures and VC4A partner to help social entrepreneurs address society’s most pressing challenges. The focus is on identifying and supporting innovative, scalable […]

In 2018, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), LeFil conducted a study of the positive externalities of Mamotest, an Argentinian social enterprise that provides breast cancer screenings. The study quantified the full impact generated by the company for its patients and society at large. LeFil estimated the total amount […]

The Swiss Re Foundation 2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Climate-smart solutions for small and medium farmers is now open for applications. The 2020 Award focuses on innovative solutions for climate-smart agriculture, including crop and livestock production as well as aquaculture. In scope are business-minded organisations that provide tools, technologies and approaches enabling smallholder and/or medium […]

The Swiss Re Foundation 2019 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Tech4Health in underserved communities is open for applications. The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, […]

Check the following TEDx talk of Jessica, where she talks about why many social innovations exist, but do not spread as fast as they could or should. She argues that perhaps the root cause for this does not lie in the lack of money or interest, but in human psychology and how we relate to […]

The Swiss Re Foundation 2018 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Putting renewables to work in low income communities is open for applications. The 2018 award focuses on market-based approaches that tackle barriers to successful adoption of renewable energies in low-income communities. The following technologies are in scope: improved cook stoves, solar lanterns, solar home systems, decentralised […]