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Tackling the scourge of greenwashing

May 18, 2023

The world has reached a tipping point where the trend towards sustainability has become irreversible. But how can investment banks ensure that their clients are not ‘greenwashing’ to access funding? 

Wind and solar power

Carbon offsets can energise a just energy transition

May 12, 2023

The challenge of financing clean energy projects in the developing world can be overcome by alternative funding via carbon offsets in developed economies.

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How investors can reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict

May 12, 2023

There is a moral and material imperative for socially responsible investors to help reduce nuclear risk by advocating on behalf of clients.

Abebe Aemro Selassie

IMF Africa director: “African countries are at the brutal receiving end of climate change”

May 5, 2023

The director of the IMF’s African department speaks about the economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa, the funding squeeze faced by much of the continent, and the necessity of increased spending on climate change adaptation.

Scott Eaton

Banks helping banks combat climate change

April 28, 2023

The CEO of Carbonplace, a transaction network for carbon credits, says he has ‘the best job out there’.

Plants grow in soil atop stacks of coins

Climate change and finance: how two seemingly separate worlds connect

April 27, 2023

How should trillions in private capital be deployed to tackle climate change and finance a green transition?

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Banks can have an impact on decarbonisation, research shows

April 26, 2023

When lenders divest from coal producers and coal-reliant industries, the resulting rationing of capital leads to lower carbon emissions, says recent research from Harvard Business School.

The skyline of Panama City

Latam central bank governors on the recent banking crisis

April 21, 2023

The central bank governors of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Guatemala dismiss concerns about increased financial volatility at the IDB.

A euro symbol made of vegetation, surrounded by wind turbines

From green bonds to corporate finance for sustainability

April 14, 2023

As the EU reaches agreement over proposals for a European green bond standard, market participants now need to focus on the main course: transition plans and company-level financing.

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ESG ratings are still our best option

April 6, 2023

Often criticised, ESG ratings have an important role to play in the ESG ecosystem, but we need regulation that will improve measurement. 

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