Topic: Sustainable investment

Former IDB executive director joins PAG Law

US firm PAG Law has strengthened its Latin America-focused offering by hiring a former US executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as partner and head of its environment, social and governance (ESG) practice.

08 March 2021

Minas Gerais development bank offers sustainable bonds

Brazil’s Madrona Advogados has advised the development bank of Minas Gerais, BDMG, on a sustainable bond issuance of US$50 million, which it will use to back green and social projects in the state.

15 February 2021

Brazilian soybean producer makes US$750 million sustainable debt tap

White & Case LLP in New York, Miami and São Paulo and Brazil’s Santos Neto Advogados have helped Brazilian soybean producer Amaggi raise US$750 million in a sustainable bond issuance.

03 February 2021

Chile makes green and social bonds issuance worth US$4.25 billion

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue US$4.25 billion worth of green and social bonds by re-opening existing debt and offering new bonds in four euro and dollar-denominated tranches.

29 January 2021

Minas Gerais Development Bank makes first sustainable bond issue

Madrona Advogados has helped Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) issue sustainable bonds worth US$50 million.

28 January 2021

BTG Pactual taps international markets with sustainable bonds

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices in London, New York and São Paulo and Brazil's BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Brazilian financial institution BTG Pactual issue social green bonds worth US$500 million.

27 January 2021

Mercado Libre joins the list of LatAm sustainable bond issuers

Four Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices and a group of Latin American law firms have helped Argentine e-commerce company Mercado Libre raise US$1.1 billion in an inaugural international debt tap, which included a tranche of sustainability-linked bonds worth US$400 million.

22 January 2021

ESG Award: making inequality a business problem

Consumers and investors are becoming much more conscientious about the kinds of businesses they interact with. In turn, more and more companies are positioning sustainability and social responsibility at their core. But for Ianda Lopes, legal counsel at General Electric Renewables, making a social impact goes further. Her mentoring initiative to help young black lawyers in Brazil is challenging inequality, using business as the stage upon which to make positive change.

13 January 2021

Garrigues and Miranda & Amado in Peru’s first gender bonds

Miranda & Amado has advised financial group Caja Arequipa on its issuance of Peru’s first social bonds seeking to help empower women and bring greater gender equality to business.

06 January 2021

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards to recognise ESG-led finance

Ahead of inviting nominations for our Deal of the Year Awards 2020, Latin Lawyer is announcing the addition of a new deal category recognised by the awards: sustainable investing.

30 November 2020

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