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
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.
Labeled Bonds Standards
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 and evolves.
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
09/20/2022 - 09:00
Engagement Driven by Objective: Lessons Learned (EMIA ESG Initiative Webinar) September 20
On September 20, at 9 am EST / 2 pm BST, the ESG Initiative is offering you an opportunity to sharpen your stewardship and engagement skills. At this webinar, two experts will discuss the theoretical foundation and the practical experience of advocating with issuers from emerging markets.
07/26/2022 - 10:00
EMIA ESG Initiative Webinar: “WTW’s Approach to Evaluating ESG in Emerging Markets Corporates” (Tuesday, July 26, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST)
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! Speakers will include:
07/12/2022 - 09:00
EMIA Extractive Industries Program Webinar: “Gender Equity in the Mining Context” (Tuesday, July 12, 9 am EDT / 2 pm BST)
The roundtable discussion will focus 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” (Wednesday, July 6, 8 am EDT / 1 pm BST)
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.
06/29/2022 - 08:30
Sovereign Decarbonization Program: “Supporting NDC Plans Implementation and Financing” (Wednesday, June 29, 8.30 am EDT / 1.30 pm BST)
Continuing our educational and advocacy efforts toward NDC implementation and financing, on June 29, at 1.30 pm BST / 8.30 am EDT, EMIA’s Sovereign Decarbonization Program hosted the UNDP Climate Promise team to share their success stories in assisting countries taking ambitious
06/23/2022 - 11:00
Carbon Transition Initiative Webinar: "The Role of Buildings in Carbon Transition" (Thursday, June 23, 8 am PT / 11 am EDT / 4 pm BST)
On June 23, at 8 am PT / 11 am EDT / 4 pm BST, EMIA’s Carbon Transition Initiative conducted its next webinar dedicated to the role of buildings and construction in carbon transition. Real estate is a significant contributor to GHG emissions.
06/14/2022 - 09:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Webinar: “Measuring Fiscal Transparency - How Investors Can Use the 2021 Open Budget Survey by the International Budget Partnership for Sovereign Advocacy” (Tuesday, June 14, 9 am EDT / 2 pm BST)
On June 14 at 9 am EDT / 2 pm BST, the Debt & Fiscal Governance Program hosted Elena Mondo, Senio
06/09/2022 - 10:00
ESG Initiative Webinar: “Evaluating Carbon Footprinting in EM Debt: Perspectives From Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Emso”
On June 9, at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST, EMIA’s ESG Initiative hosted Danilo Simonelli, Managing Director, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to speak about how the asset allocator looks at carbon footprints across their EM Debt portfolios, their Net Zero pledge and how they plan on achi
06/08/2022 - 12:00
2nd Annual APAC EM ESG Conference (June 8 & 9, 12 pm HKT)
EMIA held its 2nd Annual APAC EM ESG Conference virtually on June 8 & 9 starting at 12 pm HKT. This conference covered the specific ESG challenges to EM APAC in the APAC timezone. AllianceBernstein hosted this event and MSCI is the lead sponsor.
05/26/2022 - 10:00
Financials Program Webinar: “How Can the Finance Sector Address Deforestation Risks?” (Thursday, May 26, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST / 4 pm CET)
On Thursday, May 26 at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST / 4 pm CET, EMIA’s Financials Program hosted Emma Thompson, Lead on Forest 500 project of Global Canopy, one of the four founding members of TNFD.