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
Agriculture and Food Sector Industry Brief
The agriculture and food production industries are some of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, and four of the top five emitting countries are in Emerging Markets. There are a number of avenues to reduce the GHG emissions from agri-food systems. In addition to opportunities, investors should be mindful of risks relevant to the agriculture industry even if they do not directly invest in farms.
This brief will help investors to better understand the risks and opportunities of agri-food systems, as well as to learn about relevant best practices.
Uruguay Bond Complies with EMIA's Enhanced Labeled Bond Principles
(October 31, 2022) The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (EMIA) today announced that the Sovereign Sustainability Linked Bond 5.750% USD bond due in 2034 that was recently issued by the Government of Uruguay is fully consistent with EMIA's Enhanced Labeled Bond Principles.
Enhanced Labeled Bond Standards
(May, 2023) The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (EMIA) updated its Enhanced Labeled Bond Standards (ELBS), changing its name from principles to standards. The ELBS offer guidance for emerging market labeled bonds to promote the development of a credible and sustainable labeled bond market that can make a meaningful contribution toward improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) outcomes
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
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06/08/2023 - 10:00
Financial Institutions Program: “Nature - An Overlooked Risk and Unrealized Opportunity for Financial Institutions"
Biodiversity is inextricably linked to climate change, food security, clean air and water, and our health and safety. According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), we have altered approximately 75% of the earth's land.
06/06/2023 - 10:00
ESG Initiative Webinar: " How Stock Exchanges Can Create Sustainable Investment Opportunities: Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA) and the Mexican Private Sector"
Many emerging market corporates struggle to keep pace with investors' demands for sustainability information. Stock Exchanges can provide a critical leadership role for both equity and debt issuers.
05/25/2023 - 09:00
Consumer Staples Program and Extractive Industries Program: WWF Biodiversity Risk Filter and its Application for Agriculture and Extractives
The World Economic Forum estimates that half of the world's GDP depends on biodiversity.
05/17/2023 - 10:00
TMT Program: Telco’s E-Waste and Circularity
The telecommunications sector has been at the forefront of unprecedented demand for digital communications in the past few years. This has prompted companies in the sector to consume more energy and generate more waste than ever.
05/16/2023 - 10:00
Utilities Program: Progress Toward Greener Electricity In Emerging Markets
The planet is nearing an important inflection point in terms of emissions from the power sector.
05/11/2023 - 04:30
Debt and Fiscal Governance Program: Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) - Using Open Contracting to Promote Better Procurement Outcomes & Increased Transparency in Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
The Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) is a silo-busting collaboration between governments, businesses, civil society, and technologists to open up and transform government contracting worldwide, as per its website.
05/05/2023 - 10:00
Consumer Staples Program: The Global Plastics Crisis and Implications for the Food and Beverage Industry
Global plastic waste generation has more than doubled over the past two decades, posing serious threats at all levels.
05/04/2023 - 11:00
Debt and Fiscal Governance Program: The Open Government Partnership (OGP) - Understanding OGP's databases to advance government transparency
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides data on the performance of its members in various areas of open government. This includes anti-corruption measures, civic space, and fiscal transparency, among others.
05/02/2023 - 10:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program: Probable Futures - Using Climate Science for Effective Engagement in Emerging Markets
Join Spencer Glendon and Alison Smart from Probable Futures, a non-profit climate literacy initiative, for an educational session on the effective use of their resources on climate science.