Latin America and the United States share not only a 100-plus joint story of cultural and economic relations but also common goals and challenges. Sustainability frames quite a few of them and it is also the conduit for real solutions through education.
CapacitaRSE can say this from first-hand experience as the pioneer center for online executive education on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America and since 2016, established in Florida as a Corporate Training Center. More than 4,800 professionals have honed their skills on key sustainability trends and methodologies through our courses and initiatives, tackling real-world issues.
How does this relate to Latinos within the US and the potential for their counterparts in other countries within the continent? Latinos in the US (either born in the country or migrants) represented the world´s third fastest Global Development Product (GDP) according to the 2022 US Latino GDP Report from the Latino Donor Collaborative. Latinos also stand as the most entrepreneurial cohort within the United States, with 52% of this year´s net-new employer-based businesses.
We should add up the current Latin America – US trade flow (including exports and imports), which hit $174 billion dollars in 2021 and by August 2022 reached $153 million dollars (Source: US Census Bureau). If Mexico is included, Latin America is still the US top commercial, economic and technological partner
Latinos in Sustainability: let´s work together!
Can you imagine this potential for sustainability professionals? What could they do through sustainability to foster the joint US – Latin America potential?
- Joint Educational programs: such as the upcoming International Certification on ESG&T Risks, which will feature activities with local organizations within the US.
- Sustainability Professional Recognition: The first 50 Latino Sustainability Professional List recognises the achievements of Latino professionals whose work foster sustainability relations between the US and Latin America. Applications are open!
- Educational offers in-development for CapacitaRSE´s Latin America site and its US equivalent.
That is where CapacitaRSE.us celebrates today, 6 years after its incorporation: the huge potential for joint action thanks to education.