Who We Are

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables institutional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development, and improve investment performance in the governments and companies in which they invest. The Alliance seeks to raise awareness and advocate for these issues through collaboration among investors, companies or governments, and public policy experts. LEARN MORE

Events

December 2019

Date - Time:
12/16/2019 - 12:00
Location:
Participants:
Description:
Over the past three years extreme weather events have swept the globe, disrupting communities and imposing enormous economic losses. Increasingly, financial regulators and investors have demanded climate-related disclosures from companies in an effort to anticipate the coming risks and opportunities.  In response to a 2018 CDP survey, 6,707 companies disclosed information on their exposure to climate change. Firms reported $970 billion at risk from environmental factors, over half of... read more

December 2019

Date - Time:
12/09/2019 - 14:30
Location:
AllianceBernstein
1345 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10105
Participants:
Simon Hall, National Wildlife Foundation | Pedro Amaral, Proforest | Thais Aleluia, AllianceBernstein | Erica Westenberg, Natural Resource Governance Institute | Celina Merrill, BlackRock | Isabel Munilla, Oxfam America | Patrick O'Connell, AllianceBernstein
Description:
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is an evolving practice with implications for many different sectors. This event will address key themes regarding ESG investing in emerging markets. Four panels will explore the usefulness of ESG data in approaching sovereigns and corporate investments, including some of the most at-risk commodity industries: agriculture and extractives. The agenda will proceed with discussions on: ESG frameworks and methodologies, fiscal transparency risks... read more

November 2019

Date - Time:
11/08/2019 - 12:00
Location:
Participants:
Description:
The World Bank estimates that national oil companies (NOCs) control up to 90% of global oil and gas reserves and represent 14 of the top 20 oil producing firms in the world. NOCs often play an outsize role in emerging market economies, acting as stewards of a country’s resource development. While some operate efficiently and deliver significant revenue to their treasuries, many are plagued with corruption and inefficiency. Despite their important role in determining the future supply, security... read more

October 2019

Date - Time:
10/10/2019 - 17:30
Location:
Mayer Brown
201 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields
London, EC2M 3AF
Participants:
Description:
The first event in our annual lecture series featured Dr. Mark Mobius speaking on the topic "Invest for Good – Why Responsible Investing is the Future for Emerging Market Investors." Followed by a reception and cocktail hour.

October 2019

Date - Time:
10/04/2019 - 10:00
Location:
Participants:
Carlos A. Nobre, Institute for Advanced Studies University of São Paulo | Barbara Kuepper, Profundo | Matt Piotrowski, Climate Advisers
Description:
From January to August 2019, forest fires in Brazil increased by 76% year over year, according to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research. The raging fires are heightening concerns about deforestation and sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon. What is the “tipping point” beyond which the Amazon’s hydrological cycle will be unable to support rainforest systems? What is the role of Brazil’s cattle industry in this dilemma and how can sustainability be strengthened... read more

September 2019

Date - Time:
09/04/2019 - 10:00
Location:
Participants:
Gary Kalman, Fiscal Accountability and Transparency Coalition
Description:
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition estimates that emerging market economies lose in toto nearly $1 trillion—or 5% of GDP—every year to illicit financial activity. Some African countries lose over 30% of their tax revenue to tax avoidance schemes. Without measures to support transparency, corruption threatens the ability of emerging market governments to deliver services and repay sovereign debt. Gary Kalman, Executive Director of the FACT... read more

August 2019

Date - Time:
08/08/2019 - 12:00
Location:
Participants:
Ralitza Germanova, International Finance Corporation | Jerome Lavigne-Delville, IFC
Description:
The IFC Toolkit provides an innovative and flexible framework for the disclosure of environmental/social/governance (ESG) information that can be used by emerging market companies, investors, exchanges, and regulators. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the UN “Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative” and provided guidance to exchanges in Kenya, Peru, Nigeria, Georgia, the Philippines, and Kazakhstan. Discussions are also underway in Ethiopia, Rwanda,... read more

June 2019

Date - Time:
06/26/2019 - 12:00
Location:
Participants:
Description:
This conference call focused on the link between gender and corporate performance. Does having multiple women on a corporate board of directors lead to better decision-making? Is there a link between the number of womenon a board and a company’s performance on gender issues and its talent management regime? Can board diversity and stronger talent management practices improve corporate performance?   MSCI’s Meggin Thwing Eastman presented her key findings on the... read more

May 2019

Date - Time:
05/16/2019 - 15:15 to 19:30
Location:
BNP Paribas Asset Management
5 Aldermanbury Square
London, EC2V 7BP
Participants:
Jane Ambachtsheer, BNP Paribas Asset Management | Sareh Forouzesh, CDP | Stephen Bailey-Smith, Global Evolution | Gavin Hayman, Open Contracting Initiative
Description:
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is becoming mainstream. This event addressed the contribution of ESG factors to investment performance in emerging markets, for both sovereigns and corporates. The three panels addressed questions including: How can investors take advantage of ESG data available from global policy organizations and ESG data providers? What factors correlate most highly with investment performance? What measures can sovereigns undertake to reduce public... read more

February 2019

Date - Time:
02/14/2019 - 12:00
Location:
Participants:
Dayna Linley-Jones, Sustainalytics
Description:
The Samarco tailings dam failure, and now Brumadinho, have put in stark relief water-related risks in the mining sector, including the human and environmental tolls that can be associated with ineffective regulation. Dayna Linley-Jones of Sustainalytics lead an insightful discussion on the twin tragedies at Vale, general risks in the mining sector, and Sustainalytics’s ratings methodology for the extractives segment. This conference call addressed questions including: ... read more