We set out to cover green finance and COVID-19 caused an upheaval. The digital edition reflects what went to printing press just prior to the extraordinary measures western governments have put in place to fight this pathogen. While green finance remains a relevant topic, we ask that you keep in mind the comments given by experts in preparation for this edition were given as a reasonable reflection of the world prior to the novel coronavirus derailing, temporarily, the flow of everyday life.

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What to watch

Developments to keep an eye on: UBS and Banco do Brasil’s new partnership, Santander InnoVentures’ investment in Mexican fintechs and the coronavirus threat to economic g...

Market talk: Q2.2020

Capital markets participants say Latin America’s red-hot bond market will cool off in the second quarter, but the pipeline will remain robust. Brazil’s equity and M&A mar...

Green bond growth spurt

ESG Green Finance Renewable

Sustainability funding, off to a slow start in Latin America, is building momentum. More issuers are teeing up green bonds as governments, corporations and investors ask ...

Define and expand the green zone

ESG Green Finance Sustainability-Linked

The Latam head of Climate Bond Initiative examines at the outlook for green financing

Green financing's diverse early adopters

ESG Solar Wind

As the green and social bond markets evolve, the range of issuers expands along with the scope of investors and projects

Chinese financing for environmental transition  

ESG China Andean

Recognized as the biggest greenhouse gas producer in the world, China’s domestic bond market is a major global player in pushing into burgeoning green finance.

Colombia's project finance gets moving

Government efforts to restart Colombia’s infrastructure sector in the wake of the Odebrecht scandal appear to be paying off

Chilean companies increase bond issuance

Chilean companies are stepping up their activity in the bond market months after bloody street protests and despite lower forecasts for economic growth

E-commerce in Latin America faces real estate bottleneck

E-commerce’s rapid growth in Latin America faces a stubborn bottleneck offline: same-day deliveries. Reaching a customer’s doorstep quickly has drawn investors toward war...

Development or influence finance?  

New US agency, the International Development Finance Corporation, seeks to drive investment and Washington’s foreign policy goals in Latin America and counter the growing...

Mexico fintechs firing up

Mexico’s new fintech law, far from perfect, is giving a boost to the sector and closing the gap with early adopter, Brazil

Q&A: Susana Garcia-Robles

The growth in venture capital investment in Latin American tech start-ups shows the region is finally drawing attention but more investor diversity is needed, says the fo...

Guedes: Finance Minister of the Year

Brazil People

Analysts and economists credit Paulo Guedes with helping to win passage of the country’s long-awaited pension reform

Deals of the Year Awards