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Peruvian mining focuses on technology and human development

Víctor Gobitz, CEO, Antamina

In this Global Platform video, Víctor Gobitz, CEO of Peruvian mining company Antamina, discusses how the industry is leveraging new technologies while prioritising the development of highland communities. These focuses converge to advance the ESG standards of the mining sector.

Report: The financial sector's central role in tackling ESG issues in Mexico

Environmental, social and governance issues are a growing focus in Mexico, particularly social inclusion and transparency, followed by other governance and environmental matters. The financial sector has taken a leadership role in this space by pursuing voluntary initiatives to bolster anti-corruption efforts and encourage the adoption of ethics codes in the sectors in which it operates.

Latin America & The Caribbean ESG Intelligence

ESG Intelligence Report

ESG Report: How technological advances and sustainability practices are transforming Peru's economy

The mining, agriculture and financial services sectors are essential pillars of GDP, and are fundamental to Peru's socio-economic development and exports.

Focus Report

Report: How are stakeholders helping Peru achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – which caused Peru's GDP to contract by more than 11% in 2020 – the economy is recovering and businesses are strengthening their commitments to sustainable development.

Covid-19 Recovery Roadmap

Report: The role of sustainability in post-pandemic tourism diversification in the Bahamas

Small island nations like the Bahamas that rely heavily on tourism revenue have experienced particular challenges when it comes to their post-pandemic recovery. However, development strategies based on sustainable approaches – including green, blue and orange economy initiatives – have the potential to generate reliable sources of revenue and value addition in the years ahead.

ESG Report: How technological advances and sustainability practices are transforming Peru's economy
Report: How are stakeholders helping Peru achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Salvador Sánchez, lead partner of agri-business industry, Deloitte México, and Juan José López Forastier, lead partner of agri-business industry, Deloitte Argentina
Report: The role of sustainability in post-pandemic tourism diversification in the Bahamas
 

Report: How has public-private collaboration boosted digital and cash transformation in the Bahamas?

Public-private collaboration aimed at boosting digital payments and reducing cash usage in the Bahamas has made gains in a relatively short timeframe.

Economic Transformation Reports: The Americas

Focus Report

Focus Report: How Mexico’s digital economy benefits from North American regional integration

Amid an uncertain global economic outlook, Mexico has positioned itself as a strategic centre of production, innovation and consumption in the digital economy. This sustained growth is the result of various factors, including a supportive regulatory framework, increased connectivity, and investment in digital infrastructure and human capital.

Covid-19 Recovery Roadmap

Report: What is the outlook for growth for Latin America’s petrochemicals and logistics sectors?

The petrochemicals and logistics sectors have been some of the most exposed industries in Latin America and across the world during the past 13 months. Both critical to the region’s economies, they faced substantial headwinds in the early months of the pandemic, such as closed borders and strict measures on industrial operations.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: What investments is Colombia making to digitalise its economy?

Digital acceleration trends are transforming the global economy. Along with a need to diversify exports away from oil, Colombia is investing in technology and digital solutions to boost productivity and competitiveness.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: How Mexican industry can capitalise on shifting supply chains and trade patterns

Mexico has rebounded swiftly from the pandemic as economic activity resumed and the country became the first in Latin America to begin a mass vaccination programme.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: How Trinidad and Tobago has adapted its digitalisation strategy

Trinidad and Tobago's pre-pandemic ICT policy included an ambitious digitalisation drive to foster economic development and advance digital government.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: What role can digital investments play in accelerating growth in Peru’s key industries?

The economic value of new digital technologies is pushing key Peruvian sectors to implement a range of digital strategies and investments to increase operational efficiency and transform their relationships with customers and clients.

Covid-19 Response Report

Report: How will working practices across the Americas change as a result of Covid-19?

Although the Americas was one of the last regions to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, strict government lockdowns forced companies to adapt to new ways of working in a matter of days at very short notice.

Focus Report: How Mexico’s digital economy benefits from North American regional integration
Report: What is the outlook for growth for Latin America’s petrochemicals and logistics sectors?
Report: What investments is Colombia making to digitalise its economy?
Report: How Mexican industry can capitalise on shifting supply chains and trade patterns
Report: How Trinidad and Tobago has adapted its digitalisation strategy
Report: What role can digital investments play in accelerating growth in Peru’s key industries?
Report: How will working practices across the Americas change as a result of Covid-19?
 

Latin America & The Caribbean: Economic Research & Views

Economic Update

Latin America and the Caribbean: Year in Review 2022

Amid a challenging year for the global economy, which navigated inflation, conflict, climate-related extreme weather events and supply chain disruptions, Latin America and the Caribbean showed resilience in 2022. While global GDP growth slowed from 6% in 2021 to 3.2% in 2022, the region achieved 3.5% growth in 2022, despite its two leading economies – Brazil and Mexico – expanding by 2.8% and 2.1%, respectively, according to IMF forecasts from October. Nonetheless, the Brazilian real and the Mexican...


Economic News

Why some Latin American currencies are outperforming developed economies

Two Latin American currencies – the Brazilian real and the Mexican peso – have outperformed G10 nations and other emerging markets in 2022 despite the sharp appreciation of the US dollar.


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Mexican State of Hidalgo Chosen as Foreign Investment Case Study of the Year

London, August 2022: OBG has announced that it has selected the Mexican state of Hidalgo, and its investment team lead by economic tsar José Luis Romo, as its foreign investment case study of the year.


Economic News

Will Latin America’s transport mega-projects revolutionise trade

As Latin America continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries are undertaking large-scale transport infrastructure projects to improve regional and international connectivity and trade.


Economic News

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine elevates cybersecurity concerns for emerging markets

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused disruptions across the global economy, from food to energy, but it has also prompted an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks, exacerbating similar impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Economic News

How will the China-CELAC agreement boost infrastructure in Latin America?

A number of Latin American and Caribbean countries have strengthened their ties with China after signing a wide-ranging economic and political agreement. In December the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a bloc of 33 countries that includes regional heavyweights such as Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, signed the China-CELAC Joint Action Plan for Cooperation in Key Areas 2022-24.


Economic View

David Geisen, Country Lead, Mercado Libre México

On the evolution of e-commerce during the pandemic and prospects for sustainable growth


ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener?

Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront of current planning. It is not just a symbolic tick in the box either.

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Economic News

Green hydrogen and Latin America’s energy transition

With countries and energy companies around the world looking to accelerate their transitions towards cleaner energy resources, Latin American nations are developing plans to scale up the production, consumption and export of so-called green hydrogen, which is generated from clean energy resources.


Economic News

Can sustainable agriculture address global food security?

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions and broader environmental concerns, many countries are looking to improve the efficiency of agriculture while also reducing its carbon footprint.


Economic News

How will emerging markets benefit from new carbon trading rules?

Amid pledges to phase out the use of coal and reduce methane emissions, world leaders at the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow also agreed to reform global carbon markets and improve rules about carbon trading, seen as key tools in the transition towards decarbonisation.


Economic View

Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO, IEnova

On strengthening power companies and cultivating a sustainable energy mix


Economic News

How are universities driving the transition towards net zero in emerging markets?

Higher education institutions have a leading role to play in helping emerging economies adapt to the effects of climate change, as well as to meet their net-zero goals. This role can be roughly divided into two key areas: implementing best practices and leading on research. At the end of October, as part of the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum, 1050 universities from 68 countries made a series of commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.


Economic News

Will Belize’s debt-for-nature swap trigger a blue finance revolution in emerging markets?

With the issuance of green bonds reaching all-time highs, blue bonds and debt-for-nature agreements are also emerging as potential financing tools for emerging markets. In one of the more innovative developments of recent times, in September the government of Belize launched a debt-for-nature swap to restructure its sole sovereign bond.


Economic News

The circular economy: blueprint for a sustainable future in Latin America?

As Latin America continues its economic recovery from Covid-19, countries in the region are increasingly looking towards the circular economy as a platform for sustainable future growth. A counterpoint to the “take, make and throw away” linear model, the circular economy denotes an economic system in which products and materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible. In designing things to be as durable, reusable and recyclable as possible, the model places a high importance on efficiency and ecological sustainability, and is underpinned by a shift towards renewable energy sources.


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