Topic: Sustainable investment

JBS issues sustainability-linked bonds in dual offering

Brazilian beef packer JBS has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, three offices of White & Case LLP and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to raise US$2 billion in two bond issuances, including a sustainability-linked tranche.

09 December 2021

Bradesco calls on Mattos Filho for carbon credit trading programme

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar and Banco Bradesco enter into a partnership that will allow the bank’s customers to discover their carbon footprint and trade carbon credits.

07 December 2021

Familiar firms return for Peru’s sovereign social bonds

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Rebaza, Alcázar & De las Casas in Lima have helped the Republic of Peru raise 1 billion euros (US$1.1 billion) in a sovereign social bond issuance, less than a month after it offered its first sustainable debt.

02 December 2021

Bus concessionaires in Bogotá issue sustainable bonds

Baker McKenzie LLP offices in the US and Bogotá have helped three Colombian bus concessionaires raise US$126 million in a sustainable bond offering to fund the purchase of new public transport vehicles.

26 November 2021

Agribusiness issues green bonds in Brazil

Brazilian agribusiness Caramuru Alimentos has enlisted Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados to issue green bonds worth 355 million reais (US$63 million).

23 November 2021

ESG: Navigating a sea of change

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns continue to climb up the corporate agenda in Latin America, law firms can play a crucial role in helping companies achieve sustainable business transformation, but the varying definitions and frameworks around ESG can be difficult to navigate. We find out what the region’s firms are doing to help clients identify some of the key challenges and opportunities.

22 November 2021

Skadden, Cleary and Galicia in Cemex’s sustainable loan

Mexican cement maker Cemex has enlisted Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York to raise US$3.25 billion in what is thought to be Latin America’s largest sustainability-linked loan.

18 November 2021

Rio street lights turn “green” with help from several firms

Rio de Janeiro’s public lighting concessionaire Smart RJ has hired White & Case LLP in New York and São Paulo and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo to raise 925 million reais (US$170 million) in a social bond issuance, the proceeds of which it will use make the city’s light infrastructure more eco-friendly.

18 November 2021

Several firms in Peru’s first sovereign sustainable bonds

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Rebaza, Alcázar & De las Casas in Lima have helped the Republic of Peru issue its first sovereign sustainable bonds, raising US$4 billion.

12 November 2021

Holland & Knight in first sustainable bond offer by Mexican Fibra

Holland & Knight (Mexico) has helped the country’s largest real estate investment trust Fibra UNO issue sustainable bonds for 8.1 billion pesos (US$398 million) – the first-ever sustainable debt offering by a Mexican Fibra.

10 November 2021

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