This conference will be the first event in Latin America to convene key actors from private corporations, government agencies, academia and civil society to define the next steps in building a robust ecosystem to support the scaling of social enterprises – an enterprise that deliberately expands access to goods, services, income and employment opportunities for vulnerable populations as part of its core business while seeking profit or return on investment. The conference is organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in close coordination with other public and private sector windows of the IDB Group, as well as local counterparts Sistema-B and Fundación Avina.