Dr. Hubert Danso, Ai Chair, Talks GEMs Future with ARC Ratings

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Africa investor (Ai) today confirmed that Dr. Hubert Danso, its CEO and Chairman, and the Chairman of the African Union’s Continental Business Network (CBN), the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Africa Council, sat down for an exclusive interview with ARC Ratings to discuss the Global Emerging Markets Risk Database (GEMs), its future and the importance of institutional investor-public partnerships (IIPPs).

In this wide-ranging interview from ARC Ratings offices in Canary Wharf, London, Africa investor’s Dr. Hubert Danso tells the ARC Ratings that the GEMs Consortium of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) must without further delay democratize full investor access to GEMs data and fully implement GEMs2.0, as mandated by G20 Heads of State as their sovereign shareholders, to establish GEMs as a separate operational entity to democratize access to GEMs data for investors and credit rating agencies, to improve transparency and assist mobilize private capital at-scale and speed, for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) sustainable development investment opportunities.

To support and mobilize the trillions for the critical just energy transition in EMDEs, global and domestic asset owners are proactively driving the evolution of GEMs so that it is accessible to investors to use for accurate risk assessment and to responsibly diligence opportunities to scale investment allocations to EMDEs.

To achieve this, Africa investor (Ai), ARC, and global investors have formed an institutional investor-public partnership (IIPP) platform to not only ensure GEMs2.0 disclosure is delivered but to expand it with new inputs from the investment community and rating agencies towards GEMS3.0—an asset allocation tool that supports the alignment of institutional investment allocations at-scale, with EMDEs Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

View the full interview here

Useful links:
Introducing GEMs3.0 at New Financial Pact Summit: Hidden GEMS – The Global Emerging Markets Database by Dr. Hubert Danso 
Africa investor announces GEMs3.0 at COP28 Finance Day in Dubai 
Funding Vital Emerging and Developing Market Projects: How GEMS and Private Markets Can Help Achieve Scale – ARC Ratings
Bankers Push World Bank to Unlock Secret Data For Climate Loans: Bankers Push World Bank to Unlock Secret Data For Climate Loans
Unlock our Hidden Gems: Costs to Developing Countries of MDBs not democratising investor access to GEMS 

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