Brazilian trio to extend Lat Am ESG surge

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By Oliver West
12 Jan 2021

Six of the 11 Latin American borrowers to have priced or announced new cross-border bonds so far in 2021 have opted to show off their ESG credentials while doing so — either through dedicating the use of proceeds or by issuing in the more novel sustainability-linked format. Brazil is leading the way, with three further mandates on Monday.

After last week’s heavily oversubscribed sustainability-linked bond from Brazilian paper company Klabin, logistics conglomerate Simpar began investor calls ahead of a proposed sustainability-linked bond that includes a 25bp coupon step-up if the company does not reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with its target by 2025. 

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