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Regulators & Companies Reshaping Sustainability: Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Some companies are still expecting that regulators come up with sustainability guidelines, but others are moving fast, making a valuable contribution to a cleaner future, and reaping the benefits: new business opportunities, more stakeholder engagement and contributions to their country commitments.

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Sustainability-Linked Bonds Come With Great Perks for Businesses

Sustainability-linked bonds have key perks for issuers including ensuring the walk-the-talk of sustainability and corporate strategies; use of funds for general corporate purposes; investor attraction and diversification; potential ‘greenium’, and others.

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Four Ways to Put the Circular Economy to Work for Your Company

The circular economy is tailor-made to tackle climate change and to shepherd the limited natural resources we depend on. In past years, we have seen a tremendous uptake of this agenda in the region, both in terms of policies and public initiatives as well as private sector action.

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As ESG Investors Look for Returns, Sustainability-Linked Bonds are the Hot New Thing

SLBs are new type of ESG-friendly bonds with variable coupons tied to sustainability targets. As opposed to green, social or sustainable bonds, issuance proceeds are not tied to specific green or social projects or assets; the focus is on the company’s ability to meet its commitments.

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IDB World: Crime & Public Opinion; Peru’s Green Coast & Latin Entrepreneurs

We present three selected IDB Group blog entries, on crime and public opinion in the region, transportation improvements in Peru’s Green Coast, and the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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First Sustainable Bond in Central America, A Regional Trailblazer

Banco Promerica Costa Rica's first sustainable bond issue in Central America paves the way for the region's financial sector to align itself with the latest trends in international finance and refine the environmental and social impact assessment of its operations.