EMIA NOTES 08-07-2023

EMIA Notes - August 07, 2023





Upcoming Webinars

Recordings of Prior Webinars

Volunteer Opportunities



1. 7th Annual ESG Engagement Conference

We invite you to join our 7th Annual ESG Engagement Conference, the longest-running forum dedicated to advancing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) best practices in emerging markets through education and engagement.

November 16 (in-person in New York and online): Presentations by ESG policy experts, issuers, and investors who will delve into corporate and sovereign ESG themes critical to investor engagement, and shed light on best practices.

November 17 (online): Small group meetings with sovereign and corporate issuers to address specific ESG issues and gain valuable insights from industry leaders. Presentations by leading ESG experts.

More details regarding the conference agenda, speakers, and registration will be provided in the upcoming weeks.



Our research briefs are available on our website to EMIA members, partners, and affiliates.

1. JBS Company Brief

Our series of company briefs now includes a report on JBS. It contains a list of suggested questions to the company on the topics of decarbonization, deforestation, animal welfare, and waste disposal. The questions are accompanied by background information to help investors in their engagement with the company.



Our webinars are open to EMIA members, partners, and affiliates; financial professionals; civil society and multilateral ESG experts; and staff of national governments and publicly listed companies.
10:00 am EDT
3:00 pm BST
1. Climate Lobbying Assessment Tools and Their Application to Methane Emissions
(Extractive Industries Program Webinar)
Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm BST
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.

However, another often overlooked lever companies have is lobbying governments and regulators at all levels. By engaging with businesses, investors can and should influence this activity to make sure it's helping to transition away from fossil fuels, and not creating obstacles to this process.

Do you know how and to what end your investee companies lobby?

InfluenceMap is a non-profit think tank that has developed a set of tools that collect and analyze information about lobbying activities. The aim is to help investors, other associations and initiatives, as well as governments and companies, monitor lobbying activities and their impact on the climate and biodiversity crises. A team from InfluenceMap will present the tools, review the situation with lobbying across the world, and focus on emerging markets and methane emissions.


Joe Brooks, Program Manager (Investor Engagement), InfluenceMap

Faye Holder, Program Manager (Oil & Gas), InfluenceMap

Yuna Chang, Country Manager (Korea), InfluenceMap

Vivek Parekh, Senior Analyst, InfluenceMap

Pavel Laberko, Director, Extractive Industries Program, EMIA (moderator)


1. Telco’s E-Waste and Circularity (TMT Program Webinar), held on May 18, 2023

Eva Morales, Cambridge Judge Business School’s Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies Program Leader; and Maya Ormazabal, Telefonica’s ESG Management and Finance Director, presented on how the telecom sector is using Circularity to tackle the problems of E-waste and GHG emissions generated by the strong demand for digital services of the past decades.

They outlined the problems and risks, and also opportunities for emerging markets, which because of weak regulation end up importing E-waste from more developed economies. Telefonica is leading the sector on this topic; its Net Zero Emissions by 2040 and Net Zero Waste by 2030 targets include its Latin American operations. Maya Ormazabal provided details about their strategy, policies and actions to achieve such goals.

Other Prior Webinars Our webinar recordings are available to EMIA members and partners. To watch them visit our events page.


1. Volunteer Opportunities

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance could not function without its many volunteers who contribute their skills to our future. If you want to be part of our project, please send us an email at applicants@emia.org including your resume/ or LinkedIn profile, and mentioning "Volunteer Opportunities" in the subject line.