Head of Sustainable Business and MSME – IDB Invest
Paula Pelaez recently joined the IDB Invest Advisory Team as the Head of Sustainable Business and MSME where she is responsible for supporting companies in the region to integrate sustainable practices into their business strategy and operations. Prior to joining IDB Invest, Paula worked at UNDP where she led the Business Call to Action – a global platform advancing inclusive business and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has also worked with BSR- a leading sustainability consultancy organization advising Fortune 500 companies on sustainability strategy development, sustainable supply chains, and business and human rights among others. She has worked with CARE Canada and Aga Khan Foundation on value chain development, impact investing and microfinance. Paula has lived and worked in Turkey, Kenya, Mozambique, Costa Rica, Colombia and Bangladesh. Paula began her career working with Grupo Aval in her home country Colombia. Paula has a MSc in Environmental Studies from York University, Canada, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.