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Three Ways to Protect the Sustainability-Linked Bond Market
The risks involved in sustainability-liked bonds often focus on insufficiently robust and ambitious targets and KPIs, improperly crafted incentives and structural loopholes. All these can be alleviated with better monitoring of issuers.
Mobilizing Private Capital for Sustainable Infrastructure
Climate-related investments needed in the region through the end of the decade stand at between $470 billion and $1.3 trillion. Governments are unable to fund such amounts, so they are increasingly turning to the private sector to raise capital and relieve the pressure.
Fighting Greenwashing & Other Risks in the Sustainability-Linked Bond Market
Sustainability-linked bonds provide issuers with much leeway for the use of proceeds and market participants are getting a better understanding of their risks and rewards, as well as how they can be “gamed”. Green-washing is only one of several risks looming.
Green Hydrogen Is Picking Up Speed in Latin America and the Caribbean
Green hydrogen can revolutionize the energy, manufacturing and transportation sectors in the region, making it a global hub of the so-called "energy vector of the future." However, some major challenges to its sustained deployment need to be taken into account.
The Net-Zero Opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean
The abundance of renewable resources places the regional industry well below many of its rivals in terms of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of electricity generated — a unique advantage that can help the region move rapidly towards the net-zero emission target.
5G Connectivity, A Positive Impact on Climate Change
High-speed 5G Internet connections will help more remote work and information access, reducing emissions from cars and planes, and facilitate self-driving vehicles, leading to fewer accidents and shorter commutes, as well as the widespread adoption of smart buildings with less energy use.
How Latin America is Leading in the Renewable Energy Space
Bold and immediate action is needed for businesses and economies to leverage the transformative power of the private sector as we strive to meet our net-zero commitments under the Paris Agreement.
IDB World: Financial Innovation; Private Funding for the Power Sector; Green Housing
We present three selected IDB Group blog posts on financial innovation in the real estate industry, private funding for the power sector and the involvement of the private sector in the development of green housing.
How’s the Digital Transformation of Agribusiness Going in the Region?
Agribusiness presents a great opportunity to increase value creation in a sector that is two to three times more effective at reducing poverty than any other, including manufacturing and services.