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 Principles
(September 22, 2022) The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance’s (EMIA) just updated its Enhanced Labeled Bond Principles (ELBP). The ELBP 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.
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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03/28/2023 - 10:00
Extractive Industries Program Webinar: "Tax Transparency Issues and Their Impact on Extractive Companies"
Profit shifting and tax avoidance schemes carry significant legal, regulatory, and public image risks for companies and investors.
03/24/2023 - 11:00
Materials Program Webinar: "Sustainability Challenges: Pulp and Paper Industries"
EMIA and its newly launched Materials Program are happy to announce its second webinar dedicated to this sector. It will be focused on the paper and forest products industry, specifically on deforestation, relevant risks and opportunities for investors, and the regulatory environment.
03/22/2023 - 08:00
Debt and Fiscal Governance Program in conjunction with the PRI: ESG Data for Sovereign Bonds: The What, The Why, and The How
This session, co-hosted by EMIA and the PRI, will help investors and other market participants understand where to find countries’ ESG data, what it shows, and how to use it.
03/16/2023 - 11:00
Financial Institutions Program: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Jobs
Financial inclusion ensures easy access and usage of financial services to all segments of society, including vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. It is a key factor that enables reducing inequality and promoting sustainable growth in emerging markets.
03/15/2023 - 10:00
TMT Program: Are Telcos Getting a Pass on Digital Rights?
With the strong focus of media and regulators on Big Tech and its contributions to the ills of technology, Telcos often receive relatively less scrutiny on their human rights policies and practices.
02/14/2023 - 09:00
Carbon Transition Initiative and Sovereign Decarbonisation Program: Carbon Pricing Approaches and Mechanisms in EM
The Sovereign Decarbonisation Program and Carbon Transition Initiative invite you to attend a webinar on carbon markets and their role in setting the price on carbon emissions. Experts from the London Stock Exchange.
02/08/2023 - 09:00
Materials Program: Hazardous Chemicals – What Is the Problem and What Can Investors and Governments Do About It?
EMIA and its newly launched Materials Program are delighted to announce the first webinar dedicated to this sector. It will be focused on the chemicals industry, specifically on hazardous chemicals, their effects on health, and the environment.
02/03/2023 - 10:00
Agriculture Program: SBTi Guidelines for Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) – A New Framework to Align
The Forest, Land and Agriculture sector represents 22 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions making it the largest emitter after the energy sector. Deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems is responsible for about 50% of these emissions.
01/26/2023 - 10:00
Health, Education and Human Rights Program: Pandemic Preparedness and Health Security in Emerging Markets - An Introduction to the GHS Index
How can investors identify countries’ vulnerabilities to infectious diseases and help them become more resistant?