Erik Brand

United States  |  Director, Corporate Program & Publisher, Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue

+1-202-463-2932 ˙ ebrand@thedialogue.org ˙

Erik Brand publishes the Latin America Advisor and is the founding director of our Corporate Program, an initiative that has engaged hundreds of the world’s most respected and innovative companies in the Inter-American Dialogue’s mission and funding base. He has served as an officer on the boards of several nonprofit organizations as well as an international grantmaking foundation, and has been appointed to two terms on the Governor of Minnesota’s Trade Policy Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, Erik worked at the International Advisory Group, a public affairs, strategic communications and publishing firm in New York City. He also worked at the Advisory Board Company in Washington. Erik graduated with a double major, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and has completed master’s degree courses in international management and public affairs at the University of Maryland and at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.


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Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery

On October 13, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue convened the virtual panel discussion on “Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery. In partnership with the United Way and Aspen Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue invited panelists to discuss how to create sustainable youth employment, highlighting the need to create better tools for job readiness and new frameworks to create opportunity for young people.

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ESG Investment Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

On August 26, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Corporate Program hosted “ESG Investment Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,” an online event. Three speakers led the discussion: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory; María José Cortés, the head of ESG at Atlas Renewable Energy; and Ben Ho, vice president of BlackRock Sustainable Investments. Devry Boughner Vorwerk, the CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies and a former corporate vice president at Cargill and Grubhub, moderated the event.  


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