ESG due diligence must contend with a slew of challenges. However, inadequately fast-tracking of it runs the risk of short-changing clients from much needed value added and risks negative impacts to stakeholders and the environment. … [Read more...] about ESG: Due Diligence in the Age of Social Distancing
To manage the economic costs of the coronavirus pandemic, people must have the financial resources to comply with containment measures and a gradual reopening. The private financial system therefore plays a key role in the survival of economic productivity and employment. … [Read more...] about Recovering Economic Productivity During Pandemic Times
The agribusiness sector has proven particularly resilient. How have Latin American food production value chains fared during the crisis and what strategies are they taking to confront new challenges? … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID
Access to financing is a key factor for companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and maximize their resilience against the derived macroeconomic shocks. Well-functioning capital markets allow firms to get through difficult times. … [Read more...] about How Can Debt Capital Markets Help Companies Survive the COVID-19 Crisis?
The economic recovery this time around will have to be different, centered on environmental and social sustainability. It must steer us toward a low-carbon economy that is resilient to the effects of climate change and does not leave anyone behind. … [Read more...] about How the 2030 Agenda Can Help Us Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis