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Uruguay, leader among emerging markets

Uruguay leads the new edition of the ESG index (Environmental Social & Governance Report) of emerging markets, prepared by the consultant JPMorgan Chase. This firm presents an index that analyzes environmental, social and institutional factors among 73 markets.

In relation to environmental factors, the index considers greenhouse gas emissions, the use of fossil fuel and the development of renewable energy.

Social factors include gender equality, the distribution of wealth and the perception of corruption.

Among the institutional strength factors, political stability, the rule of law and the independence of the Judiciary were taken into account.