Social housing: The new frontier in Latin America's capital markets

Social housing: The new frontier in Latin America's capital markets

Financiers who are curious enough to venture into the slums of Mexico City, São Paulo or Lima will find plenty of proof Latin America faces a significant shortage of quality houses. Now they are being called to do something about it too, as public and private entities in the region are looking at capital markets to raise money in order to fund investments in social and affordable housing. The process is still incipient, but it could gain steam as investors pay more attention to the “S” part of their environmental, social & governance (ESG) investment pledges. Governments in Ecuador and Chile have recently issued bonds that are linked to investments in social housing. Private companies in

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