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January 25, 2019

Banco do Brasil is among the 10 most sustainable companies in the world, according to an annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance

The bank was rated 1st in the ranking of financial institutions. Banco do Brasil (BB) was considered the most sustainable financial institution in the world, and […]
January 24, 2019

A capacity building programme on Management of Socio-environmental and Climate Risks was launched in Mexico by ABM and the BID Group.

Climate-related risks can be a source of financial risks and, when well managed, a source of new business opportunities for financial institutions, insurance companies and investors. […]
January 18, 2019

Major opportunities for climate investments in Latin America and the Caribbean have been identified.

According to the report “Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities 2018”, elaborated by the IFC (International Finance Corporation), the estimated cumulative climate investment opportunities in Latin America […]
January 18, 2019

The European Commission aims to ensure that the business investment firms and insurance distributors should take sustainability issues into account.

The European Commission has published draft rules that will help integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations and preferences into investment advice and portfolio management, and […]
January 18, 2019

GCF and IDB agreements to help SMEs in Latin America invest in energy efficiency

The Green Climate Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently signed funding agreements which will enable GCF to channel climate finance to 4 projects in […]
January 9, 2019

Central banks come together to promote green finance

25 central banks around the world made up a network that understands that environmental risks also pose potential risks to the financial system. The Mexican central […]
January 9, 2019

EBRD issues its first Green Bond denominated in euros

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced the issuance of its first Green Bond denominated in euros, a five-year 600 million euros global transaction. […]
January 3, 2019

The issuance of green bonds shoots up to 120 billion dollars and consolidates as a sustainable financial alternative

In November, La Borsa de Barcelona held a technical conference on sustainable and green finance that brought together experts and specialists in financial strategies and environmental […]
December 18, 2018

The Asian Development Bank issues the first green bonds in Thailand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest 5 billion Thai baht (136 million euros) in the Thai energy company B.Grimm Power to issue green bonds. It […]
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