Companies around the world are faced with renewed pressure to have strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) performance in their operations. Investors are increasingly placing sustainability at the center of their investment approach. In LATAM companies are also experiencing these ESG pressures while, at the same time, competing with Chinese state-backed/owned companies which are not necessarily subject to the same burdens.
The panel will discuss whether there could be an upcoming “clash” between the international ESG pressures, state’s interests in securing environmental protections and avoiding social conflict, and China’s aggressive investment strategy in LATAM. Could there be fair competition under these differing standards?
The panel: Pablo Gil de Montes, Moderator, Gryphon | Evan Ellis, PhD., U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute | Jonathan Drimmer, Paul Hastings | Claudia Valdivia, Internet para Todos