Latest articles from Oliver Balch

Booming Banks

May 5, 2008

The popular media would have the world believe that banks are in crisis. A few are, but beyond the headlines lies a different story. Stephen Timewell, Charlie Corbett, John Rumsey, Jules Stewart, Charles Smith and Oliver Balch report on booming banks from around the world.

Building a better world (for investors and whales)

July 3, 2006

After decades of mutual antagonism, Oliver Balch reports on how environmental activists and bankers are entering a new era of understanding through the Equator Principles.

An opportunity to be more transparent

March 6, 2006

The International Finance Corporation’s tougher ethical guidelines for project finance are likely to result in an update of the Equator Principles. Oliver Balch reports on what this will mean for banks.

Bovespa index will chart corporate behaviour

November 7, 2005

As interest in socially responsible investment increases in Brazil, the stock exchange plans an ethical index that will track responsible companies. By Oliver Balch.

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