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Jenny Melo

Jenny Melo has dedicated the past 10 years to processes of diffusion, consulting, management and research regarding the participation of the private sector in development processes and topics related to social responsibility, inclusive business, social innovation and social impact business models. In 2015, she co-founded Innove, a think and do tank that helps organizations identify and develop actions oriented toward sustainability, and she currently serves as the Knowledge Director.

As a consultant, she has written various discussion papers on inclusive business, social inclusion, social innovation and inclusive agriculture, for international bodies such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), and Ashoka, among others. As a diffuser and promoter of new business paradigms, she was editor of the Latin American version of NextBillion from 2010-2014, and of the Líder Agente de Cambio website in 2015, which is focused on business with purpose and run by Ashoka Mexico.

Jenny studied Business Administration at the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia) and took courses for a Master’s in Social Sciences (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina). She currently lives in Medellin, Colombia.

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