NEWS
IDB Invest Issues First Gender Bond to Finance Projects Supporting Women in Latin America & the Caribbean
IDB Invest issued a gender social bond of approximately 122 million dollars, with a three-year maturity in Mexico. The funds will finance projects aimed at promoting gender equality and the em...
03/22/2021 Since 4 weeks Read More
Shining a light on climate risks: the ECB’s economy-wide climate stress test
Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), recently published a blog post describing the framework for the economy-wide climate stress test that the Bank is currently ...
03/18/2021 Since 1 month Read More
‘Green’ funds shown to herd less, cutting climate shock risk -EU watchdog
Funds investing in "brown" or polluting companies would be hit far harder than environmentally-friendly "green" funds in a climate-related market shock, according to the European Union's secur...
03/17/2021 Since 1 month Read More
Initiative for the sustainable development of the Amazon region
During the IDB's Annual Meeting of Governors, a new initiative was announced to forge sustainable development models based on human capital, natural wealth, and the cultural heritage of the Am...
03/18/2021 Since 1 month Read More
With IDB support, Banco do Brasil qualifies for sustainable bond market
Banco do Brasil (BB), Latin America’s largest financial institution, completed its preparations to enter the market for sustainable bonds and has counted, for that, with the support of the Int...
03/22/2021 Since 4 weeks Read More
Anticipating climate change risks on sovereign bonds
The deep economic changes necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives require a consistent reallocation of resources. This gives the financial sector a key role in tackling climate cha...
03/17/2021 Since 1 month Read More
Mexico’s AC Bebidas is preparing to issue green bonds
AC Bebidas, the world's third largest bottler of the Coca-Cola brand, plans to place its first green bond on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV). The issue is estimated at 4.65 billion Mexican pe...
03/18/2021 Since 1 month Read More
Colombia signs new agreement with Denmark to promote energy efficiency projects
The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Danish Embassy in Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation and implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and el...
03/09/2021 Since 1 month Read More
Green bond issuance continues to rise in 2021
According to a report by the international organisation Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), debt issuance for the sole purpose of financing projects to improve the environment so far in 2021 is al...
03/15/2021 Since 1 month Read More