June 29, 2015 9:00am to July 1, 2015 5:00am

Our Chief Operating Officer, Esteban Altschul, will be moderating a panel entitled: "Experience of Impact Investment Funds in BOP Businesses in Latin America". In addition, Accion is one of the key sponsors of this year's event.

"The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) created the BASE International Forum in 2011 to bring together leaders who are promoting and developing market-based business models that provide quality goods and services to the base of the pyramid (BOP) in Latin America and the Caribbean. Close to 400 million people in the region—approximately 70 percent of the population—earn less than $10 a day and are considered to be living at the BOP. Their needs in terms of access to education, health, financial services, housing, information and communication technologies, and many other services are underserved by markets. Yet, the BOP has an estimated annual purchasing power of $500 billion, which represents an important market and a significant business opportunity for companies interested in serving low-income populations."

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