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2019-03-19   13:57:04   INGLÉS
Mexico heads regional market of green bonds with 32 thousand 460 million pesos

 

Mexico, Mar. 19 (Notimex).- Mexico is the leading country in the green bond market in Latin America, with issuance amounting to 32 thousand 460 million pesos and given its experience it collaborates with the Stock Exchanges of the countries of the Pacific Alliance, informed the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV)

The stock exchange participated in the II Conference on Green Finance of the Pacific Alliance, with the objective of contributing to the development of the green finance market, as well as exchanging experiences and good practices with the stock exchanges of Peru, Chile and Colombia.

Eduardo Piquero, director of MEXICO2, Plataforma Mexicana de Carbon, highlighted that "the country leads the ranking of green bond issuance in the region, since up to now five green bonds have been issued, one social bond and six sustainable for a total of 32 thousand 460 million pesos".

This mechanism is one of the best practices to make investors aware of the benefits of directing resources to activities related to the reduction of non-financial risks, he said.

In a statement, the BMV recalled that it is the only exchange in Mexico that is part of the Latin American Integrated Market (Mila), made up of the Bogota, Lima and Santiago stock exchanges, thus forming the largest stock market in the region.

The stock exchanges of the countries of Colombia, Peru and Chile joined the BMV in order to share best practices in green finance, including the issuance of green, social and sustainable bonds; as well as the disclosure of environmental, social and corporate governance factors by issuers and the macro-trends of the global financial market in relation to climate change.

The Director of Promotion and Issuers of the BMV, Juan Manuel Olivo, presented the experience and details on the issuance of green, social and sustainable bonds, as well as the development of the Sustainability Guide, while emphasizing that "the economy and Broadcasters need to continue growing without neglecting the challenges and objectives of climate change."

"Mexico and the region show an ideal combination to take advantage of green funding since, on the one hand, international funds will continue to show interest to invest in green projects, and, on the other hand, our country has interesting infrastructure projects offering attractive returns for the investors," he said.

In this context, he invited his South American counterparts to continue viewing the stock exchanges as "a facilitator not only of financing and investment, but also as a positive investment promoter that favors the care of the environment and contributes to the mitigation of climate change."

To achieve the objectives agreed at the COP in Paris, the global investment portfolio should contain 30 percent of the green portfolio. This objective is challenging, since in 2016 only 7.0 percent had this component; during 2018, 167 billion dollars were issued in the world, a figure that had a constant growth when compared with previous years.

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