brief INSIGHT by Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
| Carbon Transition in Emerging Markets
The Alliance is launching a new program focused on the impact of the carbon transition on emerging markets. We are kicking off this effort with an opening discussion about the scope and goals of the program on Wednesday, Sep 23 at 10am EDT. If you are interested in this topic and are open to being part of the steering committee for this new initiative, let us know.
On Friday, September 18 at 10am EDT, our Agriculture Program will host a webinar on Deforestation Risk in the Brazilian Cattle Supply Chain. Our guests Barbara Kuepper, Matt Piotrowski, and Tim Steinweg of Chain Reaction Research will present on their recently published report, Brazilian Beef Supply Chain Under Pressure Amid Worsening ESG Impacts. One of the major issues outlined in this report is the little progress made by the meatpackers in monitoring their indirect suppliers, thus allowing cattle laundered from deforested areas to enter their supply chains. To address this problem, the National Wildlife Federation, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, has developed a new cloud-based traceability tool (VISIPEC) which brings enhanced visibility to the meatpackers multi-tier supply chain. Simon Hall, Senior Manager at the NWF will also join us for an overview of this tool and its state of implementation by the Brazilian meatpackers. If you would like to attend the call, please register in advance here. Please note that the call is exclusive to emerging markets investment professionals.
| Telecom, Media & Tech
On September 17 at 10am EDT, the Alliance’s TMT program welcomes Vanessa Forti of the United Nations University as the first speaker to kick off the Telecom, Media & Tech working group. Vanessa will give us a solid overview of the global electronics waste issue and an update on the latest policy developments in her presentation Global Monitoring of E-Waste. If you would like to attend the call, please register in advance. Please reach outwith any questions.
| Extractive Industries
On Thursday, Sep 17 at 11am EDT, the Extractive Industries working group will host a forum on engagement and advocacy in the extractive sectors. The purpose is to share feedback and ideas, both on specific engagements that members are working on as well as more generally with the engagement process. Reach out to us if you are an investor who is interested in participating.
| further information on the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance in the Initiative Spotlight
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