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Energy rich, cash poor

June 2, 2008

Latin America is a fertile region for renewable energy development but government support is sadly lacking. John Rumsey reports from Rio de Janeiro on how banks are getting involved in project investment.

Power guzzlers’ secret is out

June 2, 2008

IT operations are energy-hungry and eco-unfriendly, making trading operations – banks’ most IT-intensive functions – increasingly unsustainable. But some improvements are being made. Michelle Price reports.

What price saving the planet?

June 2, 2008

A slew of eco-friendly developments shows that markets, investors and corporates are taking the environment seriously. Innovation has moved beyond clean energy funds into advisory services and structured products, but can market participants counter scepticism that market mechanisms are the best way to cut emissions? Geraldine Lambe reports.

Sir David King

June 2, 2008

Sir David King is that rare creature who can happily straddle the academic, government and business worlds. In fact, his aim is to encourage them all to move in tandem in dealing with environmental problems. He talks to Geraldine Lambe.

Building the world's new infrastructure

June 2, 2008

Engineering and technological marvels are cropping up all over the world as ambition and demand for ever-more advanced infrastructure grows, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Portugal: the ones to watch

May 5, 2008

Peter Wise reports on the Portuguese firms that are making a name for themselves on the international stage.

The China growth puzzle

April 7, 2008

China has been driving global growth but now faces mounting domestic problems and a deteriorating global economy. Can China’s economic miracle stay the course? Geraldine Lambe reports.

The ESG frontrunners

February 4, 2008

The Banker/Innovest Top ESG Global Banks listing identifies the institutions that are at the forefront of the trend for environmental, social and strategic governance to inform business strategy, providing a benchmark for the ESG effect. In our launch of the ranking, we find those that take ESG seriously have a better stock market performance.

The selfish green

January 2, 2008

The world of green initiatives is opening up to investors – whether green or sceptic – as banks create climate change-related financial products and indices. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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