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
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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11/29/2022 - 12:00
Health, Education and Human Rights Program: Measuring Economic and Social Rights Without Income Bias: Introducing the Human Rights Measurement Initiative
How can investors measure social and economic rights and find best practices without falling into the trap of income bias when engaging sovereign issuers?
11/10/2022 - 09:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: IMF Authors Discuss Lessons Learned
Governance is a critical issue across emerging markets.
11/08/2022 - 10:00
Financials Institutions Program: BCB’s Lead in Mainstreaming Sustainability in Brazil’s Financial Sector
EMIA hosted the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) at this webinar showcasing the recently-introduced sustainability/ESG regulations for the financial sector, highlighting rural credit regulations, and elaborating on Brazil’s international role.
11/02/2022 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance: Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: From Global Model to Local Irrelevance
This webinar explored an important part of EMIA’s policy agenda—public participation in the government’s budgetary process, using Brazil as a case study.
10/26/2022 - 09:00
Labeled Bonds Initiative: NatureFinance’s Sovereign SLBs Hub - Connecting Stakeholders and Supporting Best Practices
Will sustainability-linked structures reshape the sovereign debt market?
10/19/2022 - 11:00
Health, Education, and Human Rights Program: Educating for Sustainable Nutrition
How can investors support education for sustainable nutrition in schools?
10/18/2022 - 10:00
Agriculture Program: Governance & Sustainability Risks in the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector
This webinar addressed the key corporate governance risks arising from concentrated ownership structures prevalent in SE Asia that are maintained via complex control-enhancing mechanisms, such as the use of pyramid structures, different share classes and crosshholdings.
10/11/2022 - 10:00
Carbon Transition Initiative: The Role of Agriculture and Food Supply Chains in Carbon Transition
This event continued 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
Agriculture Program: Do pesticides Cause More Harm Than Good? Mitigating the Health and Environmental Risks of Pesticides
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.