Dealflow | April 7, 2017

New ESG products showcase sustainability in Latin America and…the future

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IndexAmericas, a new benchmark from the Inter-American Development Bank and S-Network, was released yesterday in Buenos Aires.

Formally named the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index, it recognizes companies in Latin America and the Caribbean based on performance against 172 environmental, social and governance indicators selected by the IDB, including 15 specific to the region.

Also in the ESG world, Natixis announced the launch of 10 ESG retirement funds with target dates ranging from 2015 to 2060. The global asset manager’s funds invest in publicly traded securities based on criteria including “fair labor, anti-corruption, human rights, fair business practices and mitigation of environmental impact” for portfolios that help build “a more sustainable future.”

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