IDB division launches green and social securities with ‘transparency’ guaranteed

The Inter-American Development Bank’s private sector division has launched a social impact green bond plan to finance projects in Latin America that offers investors “transparency” and impact reporting. IDB Invest, the IDB Group’s private sector institution, said that the funds raised through these sustainable debt securities will be directed to “green and social” use.

Source: Isto É

Vaccination delay expected to take at least $28 bn from GDP this year

The slowness and disorganisation in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme will remove at least two percentage points of the country’s GDP by 2021. According to calculations by the LCA consultancy, if 70% of Brazilians were vaccinated by August, the economy would grow 5.5% this year. If vaccination does not reach that level until December, GDP growth could be between 3% and 3.5%. In this scenario, the country will stop moving R$150 billion ($28 billion).

Source: 6 Minutos

Online sales expected to grow 18% in 2021 after increasing 68% in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that led thousands of Brazilians to shop online in the face of circulation restrictions in 2020, which resulted in an increase of 68.2% in the sector’s revenues to R$126.3 billion ($23.3 bn), according to data from the Brazilian Electronic Commerce Association (Abcomm) in partnership with Neotrust|Compre&Confie. By 2021, e-commerce revenues are projected to grow 18%.

Source: Valor Investe