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Assessing sustainable infrastructure: the bigger picture

November 1, 2019

Infrastructure is assessed for its environmental, social and governance credentials on a project-by-project basis but calls are growing for a comprehensive, sector-wide analysis. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Investment banking revenues continue to fall

October 1, 2019

The headwinds facing the world’s largest investment banks have taken their toll on revenues, productivity, operating margins and headcount. 

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SocGen makes SDG history with Enel

October 1, 2019

When Italian utility company Enel sought to issue the first corporate bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it turned to Société Générale.

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Can Asia achieve its green finance aspirations?

October 1, 2019

Interest in green financing is picking up in Asia. Even so, there is plenty of work to be done if the region is to fulfil its ambitions in the sector. 

Rabobank’s record AT1 sets new benchmark

October 1, 2019

The successful AT1 deal by Rabobank proved that its recent strategy of focusing on efficiency and digitisation was the right call, as David Wigan reports.

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What does it mean when we say 'green'?

September 27, 2019

Definitions around what makes a product truly ‘green’ are still vague, so the European Commission technical expert group on sustainable finance has taken on the task of compiling a green taxonomy, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Why green bonds are hitting red lights

September 2, 2019

Africa’s first ever corporate green bond has fuelled hopes of a new opportunity in emerging markets. But there are many hurdles to overcome.

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Citi proves there is life left in M&A mega-deals

September 2, 2019

The death of global M&A activity is very much exaggerated, say Mark Shafir and Cary Kochman of Citi, which has advised on four of 2019's mega-deals.

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