The January 2019 collapse of a Brazilian mine tailings dam—which released 11.7 million cubic meters of toxic mud, killed a reported 270 people, and led to a corruption probe—underscores the critical but underappreciated value of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations in emerging markets (EMs). In this paper, we examine the growing materiality of ESG factors to investing in EMs, exploring both risks and opportunities.
The Boston Business Journal honored William Blair for its charitable contributions to Massachusetts-based charities at its 2023 Corporate Citizenship Awards event held September 7 in Boston.Read more
M&A activity in the packaging industry remained muted throughout 2023’s first half amid a difficult lending market and COVID-19’s continued impact on supply chains. Despite the continuing market dislocation, William Blair’s packaging team remains highly active and is beginning to see positive signs emerging.Read more