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
Decarbonization in Steel and Cement Production - Industry Brief
China and other emerging markets are large and growing producers and consumers of steel and cement. These trends are supported by their growing economies and increasing urbanization, leading to investments in infrastructure and housing. Therefore, the decarbonization of these industries is particularly relevant for investors in emerging markets.
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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11/29/2023 - 10:00
TMT Program Webinar: Insights into the Role of Digitally Enabled Climate Finance
Climate finance is increasingly gaining importance regarding the future of climate action. Delivering climate finance at the local level is a major challenge. At the same time, it is at the local level where its impact is most evident.
11/16/2023 - 10:00
7th Annual ESG Engagement Conference
EMIA's 7th Annual ESG Engagement Conference featured Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations’ Deputy General Secretary, and Chatib Basri, former Indonesian Finance Minister, as our keynote speakers.
10/24/2023 - 11:00
ESG Initiative Webinar: Unveiling the Future of Responsible Investment -The Power of AI
Discover how AI is reshaping the way we assess and make decisions about sustainable investments.
10/13/2023 - 09:00
Materials Program Webinar: "Investors’ Risks in the Plastic Sector"
Plastics are ubiquitous; they play important roles in many industries and people’s lives. Unfortunately, their wide use has negative side effects and unintended consequences, many of which are now becoming evident.
10/05/2023 - 10:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program Webinar: Governance Challenges for Oil and Mineral-Producing Economies In Transition
Oil and mineral-producing countries face new governance challenges in the wake of ongoing climate change and energy transition.
09/25/2023 - 10:00
Utilities Program Webinar: Sustainability Standards and the Utilities Sector: Monday, September 25, 10 am EDT/ 3 pm BST
In July, the ISSB adopted new standards for sustainability-related (IFRS S1) and climate-related (IFRS S2) disclosures.
09/22/2023 - 10:00
Consumer Staples Program Webinar: How Can Food Companies and Retailers Reduce Food Waste
The FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted. This amounts to over a billion tons of food and $940 billion in economic losses annually, while one in nine people remains undernourished.
09/20/2023 - 10:00
Materials Program Webinar: Setting Net Zero Targets in the Cement Industry
Cement is one of humankind's most widely used materials in building infrastructure, houses, and other real estate. Demand for cement is likely to keep growing for decades, with emerging markets being the main consumer.
09/14/2023 - 10:00
Financial Institutions Program Webinar: Financial Inclusion Target Setting, Disclosure and Monitoring: Thursday, September 14, 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST
09/05/2023 - 10:00
Extractive Industries Program: Climate Lobbying Assessment Tools and Their Application to Methane Emissions
Decarbonizing the economy is multifaceted; companies have different means and opportunities to effect this change. Many of them can develop new technologies and processes that help mitigate climate change and/or adapt to its consequences. Even more, businesses can reduce their GHG emissions.