The BBVA Microfinance Foundation dedicates the latest issue of “Progreso”, its online journal on the microfinance sector, to women

  • The BBVA Microfinance Foundation has published the sixth issue of “Progreso: Corporate Governance, Inclusion and Development”, its journal on legal developments in the microfinance and corporate governance sector. This issue is dedicated specifically to women, to coincide with the commemorations of International Women’s Day.
  • Access to number 6 of “Progreso” in spanish and in english

The new issue of “Progreso” includes an interesting interview with Rebeca Grynspan, the Ibero-American Secretary General –the first woman to occupy the post–, whose career serves as a clear example of female leadership. She previously held the posts of Vice-President of Costa Rica, UN Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the Development Program (UNDP) at the United Nations, where she was also regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the interview, Rebeca Grysnspan outlines the challenges facing the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) today, and looks at the current situation of women in Latin America from the point of view of human rights, gender equality and political engagement. She also reflects on the impact microfinancing can have on women.

The editorial by the executive director of the magazine and the General Secretary of the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Paloma del Val, offers an innovative vision of good governance in banking by analyzing the relationship between the different stakeholders, which tends to blur the framework of action of Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance in organizations.

This sixth issue of “Progreso” outlines the main new regulatory developments in microfinance and financial inclusion in Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico, along with opinion articles and documents of interest that analyze the trends in development and economic and social growth in Latin America.

In the area of corporate governance, it contains the legal initiatives published in Spain, Finland, Panama, Peru and the European Union, in addition to the most significant documents on gender diversity, such as the “Global Gender Gap Report 2015” by the World Economic Forum, and the document on “Gender Diversity in Jordan”, among others.

“Progreso: Corporate Governance, Inclusion and Development” takes a look at all the latest news on economic development, social inclusion, microfinance and the principles of good business governance.