Category: Business

Information regarding the business sector

Storebrand gathers funds with $ 4.6 tri to protect the Amazon

Storebrand Asset Management, gathered 34 funds, with more than $4.6 trillion in assets, to convince the Brazilian government to reverse policies that destroy the Amazon. Storebrand, which dedicated its entire $90 billion portfolio to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments, says it now has a “clear commitment” from the Brazilian government that it will respond to their demands.

Vale develops first 100% electric train in the sector in Brazil

Vale mining company is developing a 100% electric locomotive, the first in the sector in Brazil, in partnership with the American Progress Rail, of the Caterpillar group. The equipment is under construction at Progress Rail’s industrial plant in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais. The batteries will have a storage capacity of 1.9 MWH, being able to operate up to 24 hours without the need to stop to recharge.

BDMG prepares to raise $100 mm in green bonds with IDB support

The Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG) is preparing to raise about $100 million in green bonds, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At the same time, environmental, social and governance-related investments (ESG) have gained increasing interest from large industrial companies, financial institutions and asset managers.

Nordea investment fund ruptures with JBS for deforestation claims

The asset management division of the largest bank in the Nordic region reported that it has disinvested from Brazilian company JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, for deforestation in the Amazon. Nordea Asset Management, a €230 billion ($269 bn) fund, said the decision was taken by its investment committee and applies to about €40 million ($46 mm) in total that it still maintains at JBS.

Eneva increases AES Tietê’s cash amount to $400mm

Eneva proposed a new proposal to BNDES, which seeks to get rid of its participation in the electricity company. The offer includes another cash payment of approximately R$2 billion ($400mm), the equivalent of R$ 1.00 per common or preferred share or R$5.00 per unit. BNDES has 28.4% of AES Tietê’s capital.

S&P Global downgrades Goal rating to CCC+

The S&P rating agency downgraded Gol’s rating on the global scale from B- to CCC+, citing the company’s increased risk of failing to pay off a $300 million debt due in August. The agency also put the company’s rating on ‘under development,’ depending on the company’s ability to complete debt refinancing.