The Emerging Markets Investors Association (EMIA) works to improve governance to strengthen the accountability, transparency, and responsiveness of government and companies to their stakeholders. Investors in emerging markets tend to ignore longer-term governance issues and focus instead on issues that affect short-term investment performance, such as new product introductions and central bank interest rate moves. However, achieving good governance goals such as reducing corruption; protecting human rights; investing adequately in health, education and infrastructure; and improving public service delivery to the poor are critical to creating sustainable development and improving long-term investment performance.
Mission and Vision: EMIA’s mission is to enable professional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development, and improve long term investment performance in governments and companies in which they invest. EMIA does this by producing events, videos, and policy papers to educate investors about governance challenges. Our vision is a world in which investors consistently act in accordance with their fiduciary duty to encourage good governance in their investments.
Tagline: Actionable Intelligence for Responsible Investing.
Target Audience: Professional investors in the United States ages 30-55. They are educated, affluent, and successful. While they tend to be fiscally conservative, many are socially liberal and understand that things like good governance, sustainable development, and poverty reduction can go hand-in-hand with producing stronger investment returns.