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Joy Macknight

COP15 will shine a spotlight on nature-related risk

November 29, 2022

The “other COP” is tackling biodiversity loss and will be attempting to hammer out an agreement on a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.


CapitaLand Ascott Trust takes responsible path to growth

November 28, 2022

The real estate investor argues its focus on the environmental credentials of its buildings will deliver long-term value. 

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Joy Macknight

What value can retail CBDCs bring to society?

November 22, 2022

Central bank digital currencies should be designed as a public infrastructure on which banks and non-banks alike can build innovative digital schemes, products and services.

Andrew Karp

Bank of America becoming a go-to bank for ESG financing and advisory

November 18, 2022

The bank’s head of ESG advisory and financing solutions explains why he expects no let-up in client demand for support in navigating the increasingly complex ESG landscape.

Anthony Scriffignano

Data with a purpose

November 16, 2022

The chief data scientist at Dun & Bradstreet speaks to Liz Lumley about data with a purpose, finding disruption in unknown things and fighting bias in AI. 

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Green bonds: finding the balance

November 16, 2022

To fight perceptions of greenwashing we must find a middle ground between burdensome regulations and the Wild West of ESG ratings.

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Joy Macknight

How should banks engage with the metaverse?

November 15, 2022

Setting up virtual branches may be the beginning, but there is so much more to the metaverse that banks need to explore.

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Market muscle and the British budget bust-up

November 14, 2022

There are important lessons to be gleaned from the sterling plunge and gilt market crash in September off the back of an ill-conceived “mini” Budget. Politicians should be wary of the market’s power.

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BNP Paribas embraces tokenisation for project finance bonds

November 14, 2022

A cross-bank effort demonstrated the clear potential for bond tokenisation to make a big impact in project finance and other types of bond issuance, including for smaller issuers who may struggle to access the markets. 

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Could the UK pension fund crisis lead to litigation?

November 9, 2022

Following September’s jump in gilt yields, overleveraged LDI strategies are potentially exposing certain funds to litigation.

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