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Contributions by Mario López-Alcalá
ESG in Mexico: At a Fork in the Road?Aug 27, 2020 Learn More
Mexican companies’ ESG risk-mitigation practices have come a long way over the past decade, but there has been some slippage over the past two years. We examine the current status and why investors may want to pay attention.
Up in Smoke? Brazil’s Wildfires May Affect Bond SpreadsJul 10, 2020 Learn More
Clearing Brazilian forests to make way for agriculture may spur a backlash to soy and beef producers if purchasers impose deforestation-free rules. What are the potential implications for debt of affected companies and for Brazilian sovereign debt?
The Crisis of Affordability in Real EstateJun 8, 2016
Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050, yet, as of the end of 2015, we found that housing for people in the middle of the income pyramid is unaffordable in most cities and countries that we studied. We estimated that the potential affordable housing market catered for this population segment is significant: $502 billion annually by 2020. This market is fueled by high potential monthly rents (greater than $ 1,000 in the main markets) and by creditworthy households.