Sustainability

Our commitment to positive impact

Sustainability

We are guided by our aim to transform. And we know that the world is in need of transformation.

Through innovation and technology we seek to encourage a new economy, where creating economic value also means creating social and environmental value.

We are driven by the power of new ideas and of those who undertake while thinking about everyone.

By developing communities in our center, we promote diversity and inclusion.

Accelerating transformation toward an economy in harmony with society and the planet.

We know it is a huge challenge and we are convinced that the moment to act is now.

For the best to come.

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Impact entrepreneurship

We boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem

We provide entrepreneurs with digital tools and knowledge to make their impact come true.

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1.1 million items sold that generate positive impact

The Sustainable Products section is already available in seven countries in the region. In 2020, the sale of these products increased by 800%.

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6.000 sellers offering their positive-impact products

We promote the largest offer of products with environmental and social impact in Latin America.

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600 triple-impact entrepreneurs trained to boost their impact

The Emprender con Impacto program is intended to strengthen and encourage entrepreneurs to generate positive impacts on the environment, society, and the communities where they operate.

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90 Afro-descendant entrepreneurs with creative potential

We support the largest afro-descendant cultural and entrepreneurial event in the region.

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36 B Corps are part of the Sustainable Products section

We have strengthened our partnership with Sistema B Latin America by adding benefits for B Corps and thus boost the movement in Latin America.

Rosario Hevia Director of Ecocitex

"We are very excited and thankful for this recognition. There’s still a long road ahead; with this seed capital we seek to reach break-even point and be sustainable"

Rosario Hevia Director of Ecocitex

Winner of Emprender con Impacto 2020

We believe we all have the potential to be changemakers; thus we accelerate entrepreneurs together with Ashoka.

Education

We build bridges for more inclusive futures

We support youth education through programs that promote access to quality jobs, entrepreneurship, and technology.

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5.500 young girls trained to co-create the future

We accompany Chicas en Tecnología to help overcome the gender gap in the technology industry.

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460 young people trained for their first job

Together with Fundación Forge and Instituto Aliança we support youth training and labor market participation.

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2.5 million people benefited during 2020

We have partnered with Grupo + Unidos to join efforts for the Fund and boost our social impact.

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400 students from public schools received a grant for training in STEM content

As a result of the Entropía program for public schools admissions to engineering studies at UTN Argentina have been doubled. In addition, we have trained 40 teachers to run the course.

Esmeralda Marin

"When I started to discover what technology was, it caught me. This opportunity is what I needed to be part of this new world"

Esmeralda Marin

Grant holder of Full Stack course at Acamica

To get far we need to work together

Sustentabilidad Mercadolibre
Mercado Libre Solidario

We provide NGOs with the solutions of our ecosystem, thus boosting their fundraising strategy.

Environment

We work to reduce our environmental impact

Find out more about what we are doing to reduce environmental impact in our logistics operations.

Sustentabilidad Mercadolibre
Regenerate America

We invest in the restoration and conservation of the region's iconic biomes.

You want to know more?

Download our 2020 report