Los Angeles – Citi's CEO in Latin America, Ernesto Torres Cantú, participating in the CEO Summit of the Americas organized by the US Department of State and US Chamber of Commerce, underscored several elements crucial to the region's future.
"As a region, we must take advantage of this historic opportunity to become more resilient, address climate change, reduce social and economic inequality, and increase the region's global competitiveness by investing in education, health, infrastructure and green technology," said Torres Cantú during a roundtable discussion on Climate Action.
Four factors are key to achieving this, he continued:
"Despite these challenges," Torres Cantú concluded, "Latin America has a unique opportunity to take advantage of this green transition if its governments can work to help catalyze private sector investment."
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