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Africa just transition

A just energy transition for Africa?

February 16, 2022

The continent’s transition away from fossil fuels is fraught with difficulty, not least if the overall aim is both a cleaner and fairer future. 

Constantinos Petrides Cyprus Minister of Finance

Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

banks and green data

Will the CSRD help banks hit new sustainability targets?

May 21, 2021

Once the EU directive is implemented, banks should be able to access much more granular climate data from companies.

china green energy

Why China’s carbon market is failing to take off

June 22, 2020

China needs political will to fulfil promise to be world’s largest national carbon market

Ol price drop teaser

Will oil producers recover from the new shock?

May 26, 2020

Oil exporters have been hit with a double whammy as global demand collapses.

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Coronavirus crisis today, climate emergency tomorrow?

May 6, 2020

Will the world sacrifice its environmental progress when it powers back up after the pandemic?

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How banks can unleash their internal activist

January 24, 2020

The transition from 'traditional' to ESG-embracing is a tough one for banks. Silvia Pavoni describes how the solution to this issue may lie within for many lenders.

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Could ESG comparisons be made easier?

January 2, 2020

Comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. But efforts are being made to find the right tools to collect sufficient data and achieve a standard methodology. 

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Less fudge, more clarity needed on banks' ESG commitments

November 29, 2019

Banks may have signed up to ESG commitments but are they acting? Increasing financing of fossil fuels suggests otherwise. 

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Why firms must look beyond the bottom line to make a social impact

November 1, 2019

The next step for companies committed to ESG is to introduce impact-weighted accounting, whereby an organisation’s balance sheet details its wider social effects, as well as its financial health. Silvia Pavoni explains.

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