Programs

Programs and Initiatives

Agriculture

Carbon Transition Initiative

Debt and Fiscal Governance

ESG Initiative

Extractive Industries

Sovereign Decarbonization Program

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

 

The Agriculture Program is a multi-stakeholder group made up of institutional investors, NGO advocates and corporate partners that support sustainable and transparent best practices in emerging markets agriculture. The Program addresses topics including deforestation, animal welfare, and use of pesticides.

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Program.

 

Climate change is widely viewed as a critical business issue, touching nearly every corner of the global economy. Increasingly, investors and companies recognize that steps to reduce carbon emissions could have a material impact on the business outlook. However, issues raised by the carbon transition are diverse, vary significantly among sectors and geographies, and are generally less closely followed in emerging markets. The purpose of the Carbon Transition Initiative is to educate emerging markets investors on the expected ramifications of the carbon transition for investment portfolios and to review best practice among companies for mitigating climate change. 

 

This initiative surveys a range of topics relevant to carbon transition risks in emerging markets, with a particular focus on sector-specific perspectives. The initiative holds webinars with a range of experts. EMIA also publishes policy briefs summarizing key takeaways, reference material, and advocacy points for investors. 

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Initiative.

 

The Debt and Fiscal Governance (DFG) Program brings together institutional investors, policy experts and government finance officials for the purpose of advancing fiscal transparency and sustainability in emerging markets, including low-income countries. The Program addresses topics including budget transparency, public participation in the budget process, public procurement, beneficial ownership, and transparency of resource revenues.

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Program.

 

The ESG Initiative (ESGI) focuses on identifying best-practices for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and advocacy in the
investment process. 

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Initiative.

 

The Extractive Industries Program enables emerging markets investors to be advocates for good environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the oil, gas and mining industries. The Program addresses topics including tailings management, community consent, transparency of payments to governments, water risks, and carbon transition.

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Program.

 

The Sovereign Decarbonization Program advances investors engagement with emerging market governments to strengthen and achieve their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) under the Paris Accord. The Program focuses on topics including phasing out coal, carbon taxes, and climate finance. The Program also encourages governments in to use best practices when issuing green and other labeled bonds.

 

Please refer to the ‘Events’ page of our website for more information on the work of this Program.