THE EMERGING MARKETS
bringing together leading policy experts,
the world's largest investors,
and government and corporate leaders
to solve the world's most pressing challenges
STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC SECTOR
through more transparent government budgets and contracts
ADVANCING ESG INTELLIGENCE
to lower risks and raise returns
ADVANCING INTER-GENERATIONAL EQUITY
through responsible resource governance
Who we are
The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables institutional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development, and improve investment performance in the governments and companies in which they invest. The Alliance seeks to raise awareness and advocate for these issues through collaboration among investors, companies or governments, and public policy experts.LEARN MORE
Enhanced Labeled Bond Principles (Updated September 22, 2022)
The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance’s (EMIA) Enhanced Labeled Bond Principles offer guidance for emerging market labeled bonds to promote the development of a labeled bond market that can make a meaningful contribution toward improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) outcomes. EMIA plans to periodically revise these principles as the labeled bond market develops.
EITI Transparency of Payments to Governments Standards and Expectations
In this letter to the Board of Directors of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), EMIA President Ashok Parameswaran encourages EITI to set disclosure standards for extractives companies that formally support EITI that are consistent with EITI’s standards for other stakeholders. We believe it is in the interest of EITI, as well as of investors that use its data, that supporting companies comply with EITI’s standards. We hope this letter will encourage the Board and EITI to maintain high levels of compliance regarding the transparency of payments by extractives companies to governments.
White Paper on the Emerging Market Debt Crisis and G20 letter
As of June 28, the IMF had approved $244 million in debt relief and $65 billion in emergency financing to low- and middle-income countries, despite estimating that these countries will have additional financial needs of $2.5 trillion. The Alliance has published a White Paper to foster cooperation among policy makers, government officials, and investors, and to move the discussion beyond the short-term provision of liquidity and toward longer term measures that promote fiscal and debt transparency, debt oversight, and environmental sustainability
Take a look to our latest eventsVIEW ALL
10/11/2022 - 10:00
The Role of Agriculture and Food Supply Chains in Carbon Transition (Carbon Transition Initiative Webinar) Tuesday, October 11, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST
This event continues our series of webinars highlighting the role of various sectors in carbon transition. Production of food, including agriculture, is one of the largest contributors to GHG emissions, and hence, to global warming.
09/30/2022 - 10:00
Do pesticides Cause More Harm Than Good? Mitigating the Health and Environmental Risks of Pesticides (Agriculture Program Webinar) Friday, September 30, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST
Pesticide use has increased steadily throughout the developing world since the Green Revolution of the 1960s, and demand is increasing due to the expanding adoption of large-scale monoculture agriculture.
09/29/2022 - 10:00
Human Rights Transition Minerals Tracker (Extractive Industries Program Webinar) (Thursday, September 29, 10 am ET / 3 pm BST)
The webinar will discuss a tool that allows investors to assess human rights risks, policies, and practices of the most important mining companies that supply cobalt, copper, lithium, manganese, nickel, and zinc to the renewable energy and electric vehicles sectors.
09/28/2022 - 10:00
ESG & Investor Risk Aversion in Emerging Markets (Debt & Fiscal Governance Webinar) (Wednesday, September 28, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST)
Why do risk mitigation frameworks dominate the ESG information ecosystem and are they systematically pushing capital away from emerging markets?
09/27/2022 - 08:30
Sovereign Decarbonization Program: Biodiversity Loss and Sovereign Credit Ratings
Biodiversity loss, decline of ecosystem services, and overall environmental degradation can hit economies through multiple channels. The combined macroeconomic consequences can impact sovereign creditworthiness.
09/20/2022 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : Engagement Driven by Objective - Lessons Learned
The ESG Initiative is offering you an opportunity to sharpen your stewardship and engagement skills with this webinar where two experts will discuss the theoretical foundation and the practical experience of advocating with issuers from emerging markets.
09/15/2022 - 09:00
Carbon Transition Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities of Energy Transition in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets, Thursday, September 15
This event is a continuation of the CTI webinar series highlighting the role of various sectors in carbon transition. At this webinar, a policy expert and an investor will discuss the transition challenges and opportunities for the utilities sector using India as an example.
07/26/2022 - 10:00
ESG Initiative : WTW’s Approach to Evaluating ESG in Emerging Markets Corporates
Ever wonder what ESG criteria investment consultant WTW uses to evaluate emerging market corporate debt funds or what sustainability criteria asset owners focus on? If so, join this discussion!
07/12/2022 - 09:00
Extractive Industries Program : Gender Equity in the Mining Context
This roundtable discussion focused on the corporate governance aspects of gender equity, such as labor force composition, professional opportunities, work environment and safety for women etc.
07/06/2022 - 08:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program: Why Fossil Fuels Cannot Sustainably Meet Africa’s Growing Energy Demand
Natural gas is on the rise globally and in Africa—the opposite of what’s needed to meet the Paris Agreement. The current natural gas infrastructure already supplies the volumes required globally, and any addition is at risk of becoming a stranded asset.