The Industry Leadership Board (ILB) for South America


The Industry Leadership Board (ILB) for South America, under the Global Center for Risk and Innovation (GCRI), is a strategic initiative aimed at fostering sustainable industrial growth and innovation across the continent. It is dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of South American industries while ensuring alignment with environmental sustainability, digital transformation, and inclusive economic development.


  • Innovators in Renewable Energy: Experts leading the charge in harnessing South America's vast renewable energy resources to power industrial growth sustainably.

  • Sustainability Advocates: Professionals focused on embedding sustainable practices within industries to ensure environmental conservation and social responsibility.

  • Digital Transformation Specialists: Leaders driving the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing, agriculture, and services to enhance productivity and global competitiveness.

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Experts: Strategists working to improve the efficiency and resilience of South American supply chains, crucial for regional integration and access to global markets.

  • Policy and Regulatory Advisors: Specialists guiding industries through the regulatory landscape, emphasizing compliance, risk management, and advocacy for industry-friendly policies.


  • Sustainable Industrialization: Promoting environmentally sustainable and socially responsible industrial practices, particularly in mining, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.

  • Digital and Green Transformation: Facilitating the integration of digital technologies and green innovations, aiming for a balanced approach to economic growth and environmental stewardship.

  • Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: Strengthening regional supply chains to withstand global disruptions, emphasizing local sourcing, and sustainable logistics solutions.

  • Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Creating an ecosystem that supports industrial innovation, R&D, and entrepreneurship, tapping into South America's rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.

  • Advocating for Harmonized Regulatory Standards: Working towards regulatory harmonization to simplify trade, enhance industrial safety, and promote sustainable development across the continent.


  • Adaptive Leadership and Strategic Planning: Proactively addressing emerging industrial challenges and opportunities with a focus on long-term sustainability and innovation.

  • Collaborative Ecosystem: Encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration within South America and with international partners to share knowledge, best practices, and technological advancements.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with governments, civil society, academia, and the private sector to ensure broad-based support for industrial initiatives and policies.

  • Integration with Global Objectives: Aligning South America's industrial strategies with global standards and objectives, facilitating the continent's active participation in the global economy.


ILB-South America is committed to fostering sustainable industrial development that capitalizes on the continent's rich biodiversity, cultural diversity, and natural resources. Our mission is to drive innovation, enhance supply chain resilience, and promote sustainable practices across industries, contributing to South America's economic growth and environmental preservation, while ensuring equitable benefits for all communities.

The vision of ILB-South America is to transform the continent's industrial landscape into a model of sustainable development, innovation, and inclusive growth. By leveraging South America's unique strengths and addressing its challenges, the ILB aims to position the continent as a key player in the global industrial ecosystem, contributing to a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous world.

Through strategic initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and a commitment to sustainability and innovation, ILB-South America seeks to drive transformative change, ensuring that South American industries not only thrive but also contribute positively to the societal and environmental well-being of the continent and beyond.

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