Orbitas Insights

Investors Concerned That Brazil is Missing the Forests for the Trees

International investors are starting to see Brazil in a new light. The Bolsonaro government’s short-term focus on boosting agricultural production...

Tropical Commodity Risks Concern Latin American Banks. They Need Tools to Navigate Climate Transitions.

Tropical commodity value chains are threatened by climate change and our response to it and this matters for financial institutions.

What Are Climate Transition Risks? Introducing the Orbitas Lexicon

What are climate transitions risks? Climate transitions are the efforts undertaken to tackle climate change (directly or indirectly) through...

COVID and Climate will Challenge Tropical Country Sovereign Bondholders

COVID-19 shows the strain governments face during an unexpected crisis and the knock-on impact this has on the sovereign debt ratings and ability to...

Climate Transition Risks For Tropical Commodities

How governments, consumers and businesses respond to climate change matters. The nature and scale of their responses will determine the impacts of...

New Risks, New Opportunities: Extending the case for responsible investment to tropical forest agriculture

“Stranded Assets”. “ESG”. If I were writing this article in 2000, these terms would barely register. But in 2020, they have both, in their own way,...

Financial Linkages In Tropical Commodities

Production of tropical commodities is financed using a variety of instruments. These financial instruments together channel billions into funding...

Financial Flows Into Tropical Commodities

Capital providers are deeply engaged in financing tropical commodities. An initial sample of companies, drawn from prior research by Chain Reaction...