Topic: ESG

Galicia stars in Orbia sustainability-linked offerings

Mexican chemicals company Orbia has enlisted Galicia Abogados to complete two issuances of sustainability-linked bonds worth a total of 10 billion pesos (US$508 million).

19 January 2023

Pro bono: In harmony with ESG

Featured in Pro bono 2022

To build a successful ESG practice it is necessary for firms to have a healthy balance between paid legal services and pro bono. Latin Lawyer speaks to leading pro bono and ESG practitioners about the intersection of the two practices and how growth in one can benefit the other.

17 January 2023

Stocche Forbes and Machado Meyer star in data centre debt tap

Stocche Forbes has helped Brazil’s Scala Data Centers raise 2 billion reais (US$368 million) in a green bond issuance.

16 January 2023

Visum on track to be first green Colombian REIT

Arnold & Porter in New York and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a fund managed by Colombian real estate trust Visum Capital obtain a sustainability-linked loan worth 260 billion pesos (US$54 million) to invest in green commercial properties.

12 January 2023

Mexico's SMPS boosts ESG practice with Old Navy counsel

Mexican outfit SMPS Legal has bolstered its compliance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) offerings by hiring an in-house lawyer from US clothing retailer Old Navy, a subsidiary of GAP.

09 January 2023

Tips for a successful D&I programme: Q&A with Adilson Moreira

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Latin Lawyer speaks to renowned academic Adilson Moreira about why law firms need to move beyond a rhetoric of inclusion with an eye on public relations, and focus on fostering the right culture to support diversity for the long term.

19 December 2022

Financing Sustainable Development

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

As companies adopt environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in their decisionmaking and policymakers shift towards more sustainable policies, investors are integrating ESG-labelled financing products into their portfolios.

16 December 2022

Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Brazil: A High-level Analysis of Real Estate Impact Investing Trends

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

In Brazil, real estate is a crucial barometer for the economy, accounting for 10.6% of GDP in 2020. Its size means it is also one of the first industries to feel the effects of any economic crisis and one of the last to recover, making it a fascinating post-2020 environmental case study.

16 December 2022

ESG-Related Disputes in Latin America: The Evolution of the Litigation and Arbitration Landscape

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

Recent influxes of litigation and arbitration have hit Latin America as the region works to honour commitments to reduce emissions and protect the environment under international instruments and a recent push to promote renewable energy.

16 December 2022

ESG Considerations in Private Equity Investment Decisions in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

In Latin America, investment decisions by private equity firms are being driven more and more by environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. More than just an ethical practice, ESG compliance has become a prerequisite to raising and investing funds from institutional investors.

16 December 2022

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