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July 13, 2020

Global | Sustainable Trade: Going Beyond

Sustainability is not a normative objective, related with values, apart from making efficient use of scarce resources. On the contrary, it is a positive imperative: evidence is building up that temperatures are rising rapidly, and there is mounting concern over the negative consequences of non-inclusive growth.

July 3, 2020

BBVA U.S. 2020 Sustainability Index

As climate change and sustainability become more important measures of risks to assets and investment opportunities, the question of which U.S. cities are best positioned to lead in sustainable development needs to be addressed.

June 15, 2020

Europe | Innovation: Important and Urgent

A recent European Commission report highlights the relevance of research and innovation policies are playing to lead two of the largest challenges that we are embarking upon globally: (social, environmental and economic) sustainability and digitization.

May 25, 2020

Global | False Dichotomies: COVID-19 and Climate Change

There will continue to be support for a low-carbon economy, but considering the short-term impact so that it does not slow down post-crisis recovery.

May 21, 2020

Mexico | Scenarios of the effects on poverty due to the Covid-19 crisis

The estimates made by ECLAC, Coneval and BBVA Research are presented on the effect that the current crisis by Covid-19 can have on the increase in poverty and extreme poverty levels in Mexico in 2020.

March 23, 2020

Oil, pandemic and climate change

In the midst of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia's increased oil production and cutting of prices went unnoticed.

March 6, 2020

Mexico | Effects on the economic activity of “A day without us (women)”

Next Monday, March 9, a national strike called “A day without us (women)” will take place. The economic impact is estimated to reach 34,571 million pesos: 23,200 million pesos in paid economic activities and 11,371 million pesos for unpaid work in domestic and care activities.

February 10, 2020

The risk of sargassum to the economy and tourism of Quintana Roo and Mexico

An analysis of economic variables and through Big Data is made to quantify the effects of sargassum in the tourist activity of Quintana Roo in 2019. The results do not find solid evidence in this regard, either because it was not a relevant factor or by the success of mitigation actions.