This first ‘webinar’, dedicated to sustainable finance, addressed the requirements of the European Union and the EIB in matters of green bonds and loans.
Latin America and the Caribbean was the region with the fastest growing thematic bond market globally. This context prompts interest in the impact of sustainable investment and the potential of social bond issuances in Latin America, as well as how the legislation has evolved in each jurisdiction. In this article, we deal with the current situation in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Sustainability, as the only way to ensure the future of organizations, is one of Garrigues’ strategic pillars, on two fronts: as a tax and law firm, we help our clients address sustainability-related challenges and opportunities in the broadest sense. As an organization, we are firmly committed to ESG principles in the pursuit of our activity.
The Garrigues office in México has, for the sixth consecutive year, received the Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR® 2021) award granted by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía or Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Alianza por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial or AliaRSE) to enterprises that comply satisfactorily with the standards established in the areas of corporate social responsibility.
Garrigues has joined other participants in the United Nations Global Compact - the largest business sustainability initiative worldwide - in supporting the Climate Ambition Accelerator. Using science-based targets, the program will enable emissions to be halved by 2030 and net-zero emissions to be achieved by 2050.
Garrigues is the only law firm listed in the new Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021 ranking produced by Financial Times, which names the 300 European companies demonstrating the greatest reduction in emissions over the period 2014 to 2019.