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.
09/29/2022 - 10:00
Extractive Industries Program: Human Rights Transition Minerals Tracker
This webinar discussed a tool that allows investors to assess human rights risks, policies, and practices of the most important mining companies that supply cobalt, copper, lithium, manganese, nickel, and zinc to the renewable energy and electric vehicles sectors.
09/28/2022 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: ESG & Investor Risk Aversion in Emerging Markets
Why do risk mitigation frameworks dominate the ESG information ecosystem and are they systematically pushing capital away from emerging markets?
09/27/2022 - 08:30
Sovereign Decarbonization Program: Biodiversity Loss and Sovereign Credit Ratings
Biodiversity loss, decline of ecosystem services, and overall environmental degradation can hit economies through multiple channels. The combined macroeconomic consequences can impact sovereign creditworthiness.
09/20/2022 - 09:00
ESG Initiative: Engagement Driven by Objective - Lessons Learned
Sharpen your stewardship and engagement skills with this webinar conducted by the ESG Initiative called “Engagement Driven by Objective: Lessons Learned”. Two experts discussed the theoretical foundation and the practical experience of advocating with issuers from emerging marke
09/15/2022 - 09:00
Carbon Transition Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities of Energy Transition in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets
This event is a continuation of the CTI webinar series highlighting the role of various sectors in carbon transition. At this webinar, a policy expert and an investor discussed the transition challenges and opportunities for the utilities sector using India as an example.
07/26/2022 - 10:00
ESG Initiative: WTW’s Approach to Evaluating ESG in Emerging Markets Corporates
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
Extractive Industries Program: Gender Equity in the Mining Context
This roundtable discussion focused 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
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
Continuing our educational and advocacy efforts toward NDC implementation and financing, EMIA’s Sovereign Decarbonization Program hosted the UNDP Climate Promise team to share their success stories in assisting countries taking ambitious actions to reduce their emissions, increas
06/23/2022 - 11:00
Carbon Transition Initiative : The Role of Buildings in Carbon Transition
EMIA’s Carbon Transition Initiative conducted its 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 Program: Measuring Fiscal Transparency - How Investors Can Use the 2021 Open Budget Survey by the International Budget Partnership for Sovereign Advocacy
The DFG Program hosted Elena Mondo, Senior Technical Advisor, and
06/09/2022 - 10:00
ESG Initiative: Evaluating Carbon Footprinting in EM Debt - Perspectives From Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Emso
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 achieving it.
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
Financial Institutions Program : How Can the Finance Sector Address Deforestation Risks?
EMIA’s Financial Institutions Program hosted Emma Thompson, Lead on Forest 500 project of Global Canopy, one of the four founding members of TNFD.
05/18/2022 - 10:00
Carbon Transition Initiative: Energy Sector and Carbon Transition
Despite the uncertainty around the exact end state for oil and gas as the world transitions toward a lower-carbon—and, ultimately, net-zero—energy system, current climate scenario modeling generally implies that the transition will be smooth, with supply and demand moving in lockstep to a l
05/13/2022 - 10:00
Agriculture Program : Palm Oil’s Global Sustainability Issues and Why They Matter for Investors
EMIA’s Agriculture Program hosted senior members of the Chain Reaction Research team to discuss the palm oil sector’s sustainability trends, achievements, and challenges in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The speakers were
05/12/2022 - 08:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program : The NDC Partnership’s Role in Supporting Countries with their NDC Implementation
EMIA’s Sovereign Decarbonization Program hosted Guly Sabahi, Senior Advisor, Climate Finance and Amanda McKee, Deputy Director Knowledge and Learning, Head of CAEP for the NDC Partnership.
05/10/2022 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program : Sovereign Climate and Nature Reporting
The Debt & Fiscal Governance Program hosted Ian Carruthers, Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) and Fiona Stewart, Global Lead, Insurance and Pensions, of the World Bank.
05/03/2022 - 02:53
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program : How Investors Can Use NRGI’s Resource Governance Index for ESG Advocacy
The DFG Program hosted Erica Westenberg of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, or NRGI.
04/24/2022 - 11:00
Extractive Industries Program : Water Management in the Mining Industry
EMIA’s Extractive Industries Program hosted Dr.
04/12/2022 - 10:00
ESG Initiative : How Did Nordea’s EMD Team Avoid Russian Exposure Through its Sustainability Framework?
EMIA’s ESG Initiative hosted Ann Frank Andresen and Thede Rüst of Nordea Asset Management to discuss how their sovereign framework functions and how the team was able to detect a multi-year increase in Governance risk in Russia.
04/05/2022 - 09:00
Carbon Transition Initiative and Labeled Bonds Project : Sustainable Bonds and Carbon Transition
EMIA’s Carbon Transition Initiative resumed its educational webinars with this joint event with the Labeled Bonds Initiative covering the role of sustainable bonds in financing carbon transition.
03/31/2022 - 08:00
Labeled Bonds Program and UN Women : Growing the Gender Bond Market in Emerging Markets
EMIA in conjunction with UN Women hosted Vipul Bhagat, Senior Advisor on Sustainable Finance to UN Women, Robyn Oates, UN Women Sustainable Finance Specialist, Valerie Guillaumin, Director, Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Associ
03/23/2022 - 11:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program : Scaling up Climate Action - The Role of Blended Finance in Mobilizing Capital for Low Carbon Transition in Developing Countries
EMIA hosted Dr.
03/08/2022 - 09:00
Extractive Industries Program : Methane Emissions in the Oil & Gas Industry
EMIA hosted Jonathan Stern, honorary professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee along with Andrew Howell and Dominic Watson from the Environmental Defense Fund to discuss “Methane Emissions
02/25/2022 - 10:00
Agriculture Program : Barriers to Scaling Up New Protein Technologies
EMIA hosted Professor Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute at Canada’s University of Guelph to discuss “Barriers to Scaling Up New Protein Technologies.”
02/10/2022 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Goverance Program : Credit Worthy: ESG Factors and Sovereign Credit Ratings
EMIA hosted Bryan Gurhy ( Senior Financial Sector Specialist ) and Dieter Wang ( Sustainable Finance Specialist ) from The World Bank, Marie Diron ( Managing Director - Sovereign Risk ) from Moody’s Investors Service and Graham Stock
01/28/2022 - 10:00
Agriculture Program : Livestock Production and Animal Waste Pollution Management
EMIA hosted Maria Montosa, ESG analyst, FAIRR Initiative and Max Boucher, Senior Manager, Research and Engagement, FAIRR Initiative to discuss how protein companies’ management of animal waste has significant implications for human health, climate change, and bio
01/26/2022 - 08:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program : Impacts of Decarbonization on Biodiversity
EMIA hosted Pamela McEwee, an expert on Biodiversity, in order to understand possible impacts of decarbonization on land-based and freshwater species, habitats, and ecosystems.
01/12/2022 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program : Open Government Partnership (OGP)
EMIA’s DFG Program hosted Joseph Foti, Chief Research Officer at the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is the world’s premier international forum to secure national-level governance reforms.
12/07/2021 - 00:00
5th Annual EM ESG Conference 2021 : December 7 & 8
11/17/2021 - 09:00
Climbing the ESG Learning Curve : Lessons Learned in Emerging Markets
EMIA hosted an ESG Initiative meeting with Hardik Shah, ESG Practice Lead, and Niyati Dangi, ESG Analyst, from Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO). Hardik and Niyati discussed GMO’s approach to ESG integration and engagement.
11/14/2021 - 09:00
Extractive Industries Program : Payments-to-Governments Disclosure - New Opportunities and Challenges
Over the last two decades, the disclosure of project-level payments to governments has become a global norm in the mining, oil, and gas sectors, thanks to overwhelming investor support.
11/10/2021 - 10:00
Social Program : Economic Consequences of LGBT Discrimination - Ghana’s Family Values Bill
EMIA hosted a panel of experts to discuss the economic impacts of discrimination. Ghana has proposed new legislation that would not just criminalize being a LGBT+ person, but for voicing support or advocating for them as well.
11/04/2021 - 11:00
Sovereign Decarbonization Program : Beyond Glasgow: Meeting Climate Ambition with Climate Finance
At COP26 in Glasgow, a major, and recurring point of discussion was on how increasingly ambitious commitments from countries on global climate goals are going to be financed.
10/28/2021 - 10:00
Extractive Industries Program: Understanding Community Development Agreements (CDAs), challenges and effectiveness
Mining and oil & gas projects are often located in remote locations with significant impact on local communities. It is essential for companies to ensure these communities are on board before and during the project.
10/07/2021 - 10:00
Debt and Fiscal Governance Program : The Transition Away from Coal
EMIA's DFG Program hosted Chris Radojewski, Programme Advisor - Secretariat, Powering Past Coal Alliance, Durand D’souza, Data Scientist, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and Jana Velebova, Senior Portfolio Manager, Bluebay, to discuss the deleterious
09/17/2021 - 10:00
Agriculture Program : Deforestation in the Gran Chaco
This event represents the Agriculture Program’s first webinar on agriculture driven deforestation in the Gran Chaco ecoregion. The Gran Chaco is the second largest forested ecoregion in South America after the Amazon and spans four countries (Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil).
09/14/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : EM Sovereign Sustainability – from Weak to Strong
EMIA ESG Initiative hosted Kroum Sourov, Lead Sovereign ESG Analyst, Candriam, to discuss Candriam’s approach to ESG in emerging market sovereign debt investing and the challenges of integrating ESG considerations into emerging market portfolios.
09/02/2021 - 11:00
Inaugural APAC EM ESG Conference, Sept 2-3
Join top investors, ESG experts and emerging market corporates at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance’s first annual conference dedicated to ESG issues in APAC. From 10 am until 4:30 pm HKT on September 2 and 10 am until 12:50 pm on September 3, 2021.
07/15/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : Taming the Bear – 20 Years of Active Ownership in Russia
EMIA ESG Initiative hosted David Nicholls of East Capital’s Moscow office, to discuss “Taming the Bear – 20 Years of Active Ownership in Russia.”
07/14/2021 - 12:00
2nd Annual Dr Mark Mobius Lecture Highlighting Thought Leadership in Responsible Investing featuring Mark Mobius, Tom Steyer, Corrine Le Quéré, and Chibeze Ezekiel
EMIA presented the 2nd Annual Dr Mark Mobius Lecture Highlighting Thought Leadership in Responsible Investing: Perspectives on Climate Change: A Call for Action.
07/05/2021 - 03:16
Agriculture Program: Call with Amaggi
The Agriculture Program hosted Juliana de Lavor Lopes, Sustainability, Communications and Compliance Director of Amaggi. Amaggi is one of the largest agribusiness companies in Brazil, with a regionally integrated footprint and leading position in the production, origination, and
06/24/2021 - 10:00
TMT Program: Helios Towers Presents and Discusses its First-Ever Sustainability Report
Helios Towers joined EMIA TMT Program Director William Woo to present and discuss their recently published first-ever sustainability report. Helios Towers owns and operates telecommunications towers and passive infrastructure in six high-growth African markets.
06/08/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : auctusESG on ESG Investing in India
The ESG Initiative hosted Namita Vikas, Founder & Managing Partner of auctusESG and Advisory Board Member at the Climate Bonds Initiative UK, to discuss auctusESG’s approach to ESG integration and engagement in India.
06/03/2021 - 11:00
Extractive Industries Program : Oil & Gas Climate Risk Disclosures
EMIA hosted Isabel Munilla, Director of Ceres, Paul Bugala, Independent Sustainable Investment Analyst, and Eric Kane, Head of ESG Research, Bloomberg Intelligence, to discuss oil & gas climate risk disclosures.
05/25/2021 - 10:00
Extractives Industries Program: Mining & Indigenous Land Rights in Brazil: Proposed Legislation and Potential Consequences
EMIA hosted Claudia Melim-McLeod, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Finance at the Rainforest Foundation Norway to discuss the proposal introduced by the Brazilian government to permit mining inside Indigenous lands.
05/18/2021 - 11:00
Financial Institutions Focus : Principles for Responsible Banking
EMIA hosted Dr. Johanna Dichtl, Sustainability Expert & PRB Implementation Support Manager at United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
05/14/2021 - 09:00
Agriculture Program: Water Risks in Food Production
The EMIA Agriculture Program hosted Sara Walker, Senior Manager, Water Quality and Agriculture and Colin Strong, Research Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship of the World Resource Institute. Sara and Colin presented on types of water risks facing the agricult
05/11/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative: Bridgewater’s approach to ESG Investing
EMIA hosted Daniel Hochman, Head of Sustainability Research at Bridgewater Associates, to discuss Bridgewater’s approach to ESG Investing.
05/06/2021 - 09:00
TMT Program : Environmental Focus on Africa
EMIA hosted Garam Bel of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) who presented on a toolkit from the ITU and World Economic Forum (WEF) which provides African national and local governments with a guide that underpins the system requirements for the management of e-waste.
05/05/2021 - 11:00
Carbon Transition Initiative: A Just Transition
EMIA held the third webinar in the Carbon Transition Initiative, providing a progress update on the climate transition in emerging markets in the run-up to COP26.
04/29/2021 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: IMF on the Link between Climate Shocks and Sovereign Risk
EMIA hosted Serhan Cevik & João Tovar Jalles from the International Monetary Fund to discuss their work on the Link Between Climate Shocks and Sovereign Risk.
04/08/2021 - 09:00
Carbon Transition Initiative : Financials
EMIA hosted the second webinar in our Carbon Transition Initiative, a series of webinars on how climate change and the carbon transition affect emerging markets sovereigns and corporates.
03/17/2021 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: Call with World Bank Sovereign ESG Portal Team
EMIA hosted Bryan Gurhy, Tim Herzog and Dieter Wang of the World Bank, who introduced the Bank’s sovereign ESG framework and Sovereign ESG Data Portal, highlighted its strengths and limitations, and discussed new approaches to ESG data.
03/09/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : East Capital - Lessons from a decade of ESG Investing in Chinese equity markets
EMIA hosted Karine Hirn, Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer of East Capital Group, based in Hong Kong The discussion was moderated by Fergus McCormick, Director of Sovereign Research, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance.
03/04/2021 - 09:00
TMT Program - The Internet and the Hidden Impact of Waste, featuring the International Telecommunications Union
EMIA hosted a Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) program entitled Internet Waste, presented by Rosie McDonald, consultant at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The webinar was a part of the TMT Group’s series of discussions defining the sector’s environmental challeng
03/02/2021 - 10:00
Debt & Fiscal Governance Program : NRGI - National Oil Companies in the Energy Transition
EMIA hosted David Manley, Senior Economist, and Patrick Heller, Advisor, of the Natural Resource Governance Institute as part of the Debt & Fiscal Governance Program speakers’ series on March 2 at 10am EST / 3pm GMT.
02/17/2021 - 12:00
TMT Program : Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector
EMIA's TMT Program hosted a presentation and discussion, "Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector." Covered sub sectors included:
02/11/2021 - 10:00
Agriculture Program : Environmental Policy Shifts in Brazil
The EMIA Agriculture Program and the Rainforest Foundation Norway hosted a webinar on Environmental Policy Shifts in Brazil.
02/09/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative with Robert Lewenson, Old Mutual Investment Group
EMIA's ESG Initiative webinar on Tuesday, February 9, 9am EST / 2pm GMT entitled "ESG Implementation and Engagement in an African Context", featured Robert Lewenson of Old Mutual Investment Group.
01/29/2021 - 09:00
Agriculture Program : Protein Alternatives
EMIA hosted Caroline Bushnell, Felipe Krelling and Doris Lee of the Good Food Institute for our first webinar on protein alternatives.
01/21/2021 - 11:00
Carbon Transition Initiative : Physical Climate Risk in Emerging Markets
EMIA hosted the first webinar in the Carbon Transition Initiative, a series of webinars on how climate change and the carbon transition affect emerging markets sovereigns and corporates. The topic of this webinar was Physical Climate Risk. Our panelists included
01/12/2021 - 09:00
ESG Initiative : Featuring Michael Ridley of HSBC on Green Bonds
The ESG Initiative hosted Dr. Michael Ridley, Director, Senior Responsible Investment Specialist at HSBC Global Asset Management about the construction of HSBC’s EM corporate green bond fund.
11/17/2020 - 09:00
Climbing the ESG Learning Curve : Lessons Learned in Emerging Markets
The EMIA hosted an ESG Initiative call featuring Hardik Shah, ESG Practice Lead, and Niyati Dangi, ESG Analyst, from Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO). Hardik and Niyati discussed GMO’s approach to ESG integration and engagement.
11/12/2020 - 09:00
Extractive Industries Program : Webinar on Deep Sea Mining
The Alliance extractive industries program hosted a webinar on Deep Sea Mining (DSM).
09/17/2020 - 10:00
TMT Program : Global Monitoring of E-Waste
Vanessa Forti of The United Nations University was the first speaker to kick off our Telecom/Media/Tech Program on September 17, 2020 . Vanessa gave us a solid overview of the global electronics waste issue and an update on the latest policy developments in her presentation