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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. 

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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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Sustainability must be banks' new priority

May 1, 2019

Climate risks are real and mounting, and it is crucial for the financial community to act together in backing a more sustainable, circular economy, says Emma Navarro of the European Investment Bank. 

Time for details on climate risk

February 1, 2019

Now a talking point in financial circles, tackling climate change is an issue that demands specifics.

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How can emerging markets be brought up to speed?

December 1, 2017

Why are capital markets in developing countries so far behind those of their more developed neighbours? The Banker spoke to experts at an International Finance Corporation conference to discuss strategies for getting things moving. Edited by Silvia Pavoni.

IFCs display different shades of green

October 2, 2017

Many international finance centres are setting up or piloting sustainable finance bond programmes. But inconsistency in the way sustainability is measured makes it hard to assess just how green they really are. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Removing the nuclear power project financing hurdles

September 1, 2017

Nuclear power is slowly rising in popularity as an energy provider, but project financing challenges have made these deals more difficult to get over the line. Danielle Myles looks at how these problems can be overcome.

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Petrobras CEO looks beyond debt and scandal to a greener future

September 1, 2017

The CEO of Brazil’s beleaguered state oil producer Petrobras, Pedro Parente, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the scandal-riven company's five-year plan to reduce its debts, how it is handling mounting environmental concerns, and what it is doing to cope in an era of low commodity prices. 

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Will climate change cause the next financial crisis?

September 1, 2017

As extreme climate events become more frequent and governments ramp up their commitment to transitioning to lower carbon economies, are financial institutions prepared, or will their unaccounted-for climate risk lead to the next financial crisis? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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