RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the menu of investments with an ESG footprint has been growing, access to impact products - intended to generate a positive socio-environmental impact - is still a niche.
On the one hand, many structured businesses that need credit are not yet large enough to venture into the capital markets by issuing shares, given all the costs and complexity involved.
On the other hand, investment options, when available, are still far from retailers' budgets, distributed in restricted offerings or in operations with higher average ticket sizes.
In a partnership with fintech Liqi, securitization company Gaia Impacto is . . .