Grace Avila

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Co-founder & CEO
    • Organization:Impacto International
    • Area of Expertise:Impact-driven Businesses, CSR

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Impact-driven Businesses, CSR
      Summary of expertise:
      Working through an international network of companies and nonprofits across Europe and Latin America to put forward game-changing social impact initiatives. From managing, advisory, consulting and research roles; I deliver comprehensive solutions to drive measurable impact. Key areas of expertise include: integrating shared value strategy into operations, stimulating multi-company and multi-stakeholder dynamics for systemic progress and leveraging social returns as a competitive advantage via purpose-driven marketing mediums.

      Besides leading the work of award-winning nonprofit Project Access in Latin America; I have recently been appointed as Head of Economic Development at the Institute for the Development of Vulnerable Populations.

      Other areas of intervention for social impact include my work as:

      •Co-founder of Sweden-based nonprofit Impacto International, a platform providing tools and resources for business-driven social impact.
      •Project Manager at the Impacto Local Initiative, a multidisciplinary advisory community of highly qualified professionals helping SMEs integrate social impact into their operations.

      My research focuses primarily on Integration Measures in Forced Migration Contexts; Low Development Outcomes in Resource-rich Territories; Entrepreneurship to address Youth Unemployment and Underemployment.
      Educational background:
      Msc Emerging Economies and International Development, Kings College London

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