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Carlo Messina

Sustainability top of mind for Intesa Sanpaolo

November 30, 2021

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s biggest bank by assets following the merger with UBI Banca, talks to The Banker about Italy’s economic rally, the bank’s job in supporting the recovery and the role ESG will play in its new strategic plan.

Nouriel Roubini

The cost of empty ESG promises

November 24, 2021

Greenwashing leads to climate litigation – and finance is on the firing line

Philippe Heim, La Banque Postale

La Banque Postale's CEO on science and purpose

November 24, 2021

After becoming the first European lender approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, La Banque Postale is now looking at formally including ESG considerations in its legal status

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When it comes to the climate, we all must try harder – journalists included

November 23, 2021

Discussions around climate change and wider sustainability factors still need focus and a sense of urgency.

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Expect growing ESG activism

November 19, 2021

Beware of the many shapes of environmental activism that will likely reshape your strategy.

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Large banks’ climate risk disclosures remain weak

November 10, 2021

Leading institutions still provide low visibility on how climate change may affect their performance.

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The developing art of measuring ESG performance

November 10, 2021

Across the public and private markets, significant efforts are underway to crack the complex and multifaceted challenge of quantifying companies’ environmental, social and governance performance. 

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2022: a tech boom and a greenwashing backlash?

November 3, 2021

Forrester’s annual predictions report forecasts an array of new digital offerings next year and that regulators will get tough on ESG classifications.


The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2021

November 1, 2021

The Banker's 2021 Top Islamic Financial Institutions ranking highlights a resilient sector across the globe.


ESG becoming core to investor appeal

October 26, 2021

As performance against ESG criteria increasingly has an impact on stock market value, companies are grappling with the strategic consequences. 

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