EM Oil Companies, Internet Waste, Chinese Equity Markets, Amaggi

Monday, March 1, 2021

Alliance Events, 03/01/21

 
Contents:
 
Upcoming Events:
1. Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: NRGI - National Oil Companies in the Energy Transition (March 2)
2. TMT Program: The Internet and the Hidden Impact of Waste, featuring the International Telecommunications Union (March 4)
3. ESG Initiative: East Capital - Lessons from a decade of ESG Investing in Chinese equity markets (March 9)
4. Agriculture Program: Call with Amaggi (March 12)
 
Recap of Past Events:
5. TMT Program: Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector
 

Volunteer Opportunities:
6. Relationship Manager

7. Administrative/Executive Assistant
8. Program Director for Infrastructure
 
 

Upcoming Events

 

1. Debt & Fiscal Governance Program: NRGI - National Oil Companies in the Energy Transition (March 2)

Please join us on March 2 at 10am EST/3pm GMT for our next Debt & Fiscal Governance Program speakers’ series. We will host David Manley, Senior Economist, and Patrick Heller, Advisor, of the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

The global energy transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy will profoundly affect the global economy. It will limit how much greenhouse gases humanity emits and hopefully avoid catastrophic global warming. This transition will, however, also have a profound effect on state-owned national oil companies (NOCs). NOCs—in which the government is the sole or the dominant shareholder—produce half of the world’s oil and gas, and invest 40% of the capital in the global oil and gas industry. Messrs. Manley and Heller will discuss the risks the energy transition brings for NOCs and governments reliant on oil revenues.

Please register for this Zoom webinar here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mZNcLiwwT9isYcYAx9w8fg

 

2. TMT Program: The Internet and the Hidden Impact of Waste, featuring the International Telecommunications Union (March 4)

On March 4 at 9am EST, please join us as the Alliance hosts a Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) program entitled Internet Waste, presented by Rosie McDonald, consultant at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The webinar is a part of the TMT Group’s series of discussions defining the sector’s environmental challenges, discussing the issues involved, and proposing potential solutions. William Woo, Director of the Alliance’s TMT program, will moderate the event.

You must register on the following Zoom link to attend this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-r0rI79SKe5m2I583TgYA

Please note that this call is exclusive to emerging markets investment professionals.

 

3. ESG INITIATIVE - East Capital: Lessons from a decade of ESG Investing in Chinese equity markets (March 9)

Please join us for a Conversation with Karine Hirn, Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer of East Capital Group, based in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, Mar 9, 9am EST / 2pm GMT

Moderated by Fergus McCormick, Director of Sovereign Research, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative engages asset managers to discuss their approaches to integrating ESG factors into their investment frameworks, and to advocating for best ESG practices in sovereigns or corporates in emerging markets.

Register in advance here

Please note that this call is exclusive to emerging markets investment professionals.

 

4. Agriculture Program: Call with Amaggi (March 12)

On March 12, the Agriculture Program will be hosting Juliana de Lavor Lopes, Sustainability, Communications and Compliance Director of Amaggi. Amaggi is one of the largest agribusiness companies in Brazil, with a regionally integrated footprint and leading position in the production, origination, and commercialization of grains.

This call is open to Agriculture Working Group participants only. Investors interested in joining the Working Group can contact Nadine Cavusoglu (ncavusoglu@eminvestorsalliance.org)

 

Recap of Recent Events

 

5. TMT Program: Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector

On February 17, the Alliance hosted a Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) Working Group webinar with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) entitled Using SASB Standards to Evaluate ESG Performance in the Tech Sector. Greg Waters, a SASB Associate Director of Research and the TMT sector lead, presented an informative update on SASB and its methodology, reminding the audience that their focus is on “ESG factors likely to have a significant effect on the financial condition, operating performance, or market valuation of companies.”

Greg discussed more detailed disclosure areas of existing TMT standards in six sub sectors including Electronic Manufacturing Services, Hardware, Internet Media Services, Semiconductors, Software IT Services, and Telecommunications Services. Common disclosure areas include Environmental Footprint, Data Privacy & Security, Product End-of-Life Management, Competitive Behavior & Open Internet, and Managing Systemic Risks from Technology Disruptions, and Greg detailed the different specific quantitative and management discussion items in these topics. He concluded the Webinar by outlining a proposed new SASB TMT standard area for social media platforms and messaging services in the areas of Harmful Content and User Freedom of Expression, a development driven by the proliferation of user-generated content.

The Alliance’s William Woo hosted the Webinar and moderated questions. Any interest in or questions about the TMT Working Group, please email wwoo@eminvestorsalliance.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

6. Relationship Manager

The Alliance seeks a volunteer Relationship Manager to engage asset managers in the Alliance’s programs to advance ESG outcomes in emerging markets. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ESG or international development, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a strong buy-side network. Those with experience in emerging market debt or equity sales will be viewed favorably. Candidates may be based anywhere and may work virtually.

Please send an email including your resume and/or Linkedin profile mentioning “Volunteer Relationship Manager” in the subject to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org.

 

7. Administrative/Executive Assistant

The Alliance seeks a volunteer Administrative Assistant to assist with a range of administrative and executive tasks that are critical to advancing the Alliance’s programs to advance ESG outcomes in emerging markets. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ESG or international development and exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates may be based anywhere and may work virtually.

Please send an email including your resume and/or Linkedin profile mentioning “Volunteer Administrative/Executive Assistant” in the subject to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org.

 

8. Program Director for Infrastructure

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance seeks a part-time volunteer to incubate a program focused on advancing ESG best practices among publicly-listed, emerging market infrastructure related companies and projects. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years' experience analyzing emerging market utilities, project finance, etc.

For more information, please send an email with “Program Director for Infrastructure” in the subject line to applicants@eminvestorsalliance.org. Please include your resume or LinkedIn profile.sed in a recent report, many EMs are both highly exposed to physical climate risks and, in many cases, less prepared for these effects.
 

 

 

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governments and companies in which they invest.

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