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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.

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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.

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How can Anchor Companies Boost Access to Finance for Their MSME Suppliers?

Increasing access to alternative sources of financing for credit-constrained MSMEs is critical, and supply chain finance has emerged as a viable solution. Reverse factoring—whereby the supplier sells its invoices to a financial intermediary for fast cash, and the buyer guarantees payment of these invoices—shows particular promise.

Corporate governance startup team
Why Governance Matters for Startups

Governance remains a challenge for most startups in the region, according to a study conducted in partnership with IDB Invest and six other organizations. A majority of startups think their governance is top notch, but the reality is very different.

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Inclusion for the LGBTQ+ Community: A Smart Business Decision

Companies that disregard the rights and concerns of the LGBTQ+ community are voluntarily foregoing potential expansion of their business and failing to recruit talent from among a group that includes some of the most qualified people in the region.

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A Return to Office without Returning to Same Old Discrimination Patterns

Mass telework has been good for many minority employees who feel less emotional labor while working outside the office. Companies looking to stop minority employees from joining the Great Resignation must ensure that old, often subtle, discrimination patterns are erased.