topic_interest is exactly americas
2020-11-10From the article: Economic shocks from the pandemic have widened existing inequities around the world, leading to calls for greater social justice in dealing with this health threat. Poorer people, minorities, and women are suffering disproportionately from growing health, housing, income, and education gaps under measures to contain COVID-19 that could set them back for years to come. To fund programs to address the problem, governments, supranationals, and corporations, among others, have accelerated issuance of sustainable instruments--including social bonds, where issuance jumped nearly four times so far this year to US$71.9 billion from the 2019 level. We think the sustainable debt market, partly because of the rapid rise in social bond issuance, could exceed $500 billion this year.
2020-09-30Image shows two elderly people, one man and one woman, both wearing masks. These people are clearly not white but they do live in the Americas. PAHO, where the picture/article was found, states that the Americas are not doing enough for those who are over the age of 60.