The Rockefeller Foundation

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundations mission has been to promote the wellbeing of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areasadvance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform citiesto address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannotor will not. To learn more, please visit

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)

Established in 1993, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is the innovation lab for the InterAmerican Development Bank Group. It conducts highrisk experiments to test new models for engaging and inspiring the private sector to solve economic development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The MIF addresses poverty and vulnerability by focusing on emerging businesses and smallholder farmers with the capacity to grow and create economic opportunitiesThe MIF is the largest international technical assistance provider to the private sector in LAC, financing about 100 projects per year, with a total finance volume of about US$90 millionMIF undertakes targeted development in partnership with private sector partners, NGOs, and public sector entities using both grant and investment mechanisms (loan, equity, guarantees). MIF pilot projects are instrumental in producing the lessons learned and best practices to replicate and bring to scale the tested private sector development initiatives.  For additional information please visit the following website

Local Host

Compartamos con Colombia was founded by 15 leading professional services firms to form leaders, transfer knowledge and build capacities to contribute to Colombia social development. Compartamos focuses on institutional strengthening and capacity building for social organizations; identifies, develops and accelerates ideas to tackle issues related to poverty through its Social Innovation Lab and advises private corporations on their sustainable business and shared value strategies. Compartamos serves as a vehicle for professionals from its member firms to develop a strategic and coherent engagement with social issues in Colombia.