“B3 Included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Latin America Index” – B3 – September 15, 2017

In a press release published on September 15, 2017 B3 – the Brazilian exchange created by the merger of BM&FBOVESPA and Cetip – announced that it had joined the FTSE4Good Emerging Latin America Index

“’Joining the FTSE4Good Emerging Latin America Index shows that B3 is right on track in its efforts and actions to advance the Sustainability agenda. Furthermore, the Index will help enhance B3’s visibility in the international investor community,’ says Sonia Favaretto, Managing Director of Media Relations, Sustainability and Communications at B3.

Inclusion in the Index is another significant milestone demonstrating B3’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), financial inclusion, responsible investment and sustainability.  According to the press release, “B3 was the world’s first Stock Exchange to become a signatory to the UN Global Compact (2004), the first Stock Exchange in an emerging country to officially commit to the Principles for Responsible Investment – PRI (2010), and the first Stock Exchange in the Americas to become a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles – WEPs (2017). Among the stock exchanges, B3 was the founder of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) UN initiative in 2012. In 2014, it became a member of the SWG – Sustainability Working Group of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), and in 2016 Sonia Favaretto was elected Vice-Chair of the SWG initiative.

You may read the press release on the news page of the B3 internet site.


“Emerging markets: The next growth vector” – Moneyweb – September 13, 2017

The South African financial and investment news portal Moneyweb published on September 13, 2017 an interview with Dr. Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, which “explores the rise of emerging markets, investment opportunities and South Africa’s competitive streak in the investment realm.”

According to Dr. Mobius, “(t)aking a long-term view, the structural investment case for emerging markets continues to centre around demographics (including a rising middle class and a younger population now entering the most productive years of their lives and domestic consumption). We think it’s also important to recognise that there have been fundamental shifts in the corporate landscape with better corporate governance and many emerging-market companies become world class.”

You may read the interview on the Moneyweb internet site.