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ESG disclosures of infrastructure assets fall short of EU rules

April 1, 2021

Current ESG reporting frameworks are not fit to answer the questions that need asking

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Climate forecasting 'absolutely useless'

April 1, 2021

Forget past data and focus on climate scenarios, says riskthinking.AI's founder Ron Dembo.

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Where are banks' environmental disclosures?

April 1, 2021

Many of the world's largest banks have yet to endorse climate-related financial disclosures.

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Green ratios, taxonomies and ‘sexy’ accounting

April 1, 2021

The use and perils of the green asset ratio, and how sustainability is breathing new life in one of the oldest professions.

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Probes of banks’ ESG credentials set to ramp up

March 24, 2021

Financial institutions likely to be scrutinised not just by shareholders, investors and regulators, but also the courts.

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Banks can offer Amazon rainforest shelter from the storm

March 19, 2021

Lenders have an important role to play in preserving the world’s largest rainforest.

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Deforestation hurts both banks and the Amazon

March 19, 2021

By committing to the principles of ESG, not just saying the letters out loud, banks stand to gain from pulling out of the rainforest.

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Could universal basic income rewrite Kuwait's future?

March 17, 2021

Kuwait relies on public sector wages and energy subsidies. If the country is to revive its withered private sector, radical changes are needed.

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The rising threat of climate risks to UK banking

March 12, 2021

If banks want to prepare for the long-term impact of climate change, identifying physical risks that come with this need to take priority.

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Can AI bridge gap between big data and sustainable financing?

March 5, 2021

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day and effective processing can help ESG investors become more objective.

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