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The Banker Shorts - January 16, 2023

The Banker Shorts: Week of January 16, 2023

January 20, 2023

Your quick guide to the week of January 16, 2023 on TheBanker.com.

Coal power station

Despite claims, banks still involved in fossil fuel expansion

January 20, 2023

Banks are under fire for failing to live up to commitments under the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and continue to invest heavily in fossil fuel projects.

A portrait image of Joseph Nganga

A new voluntary carbon market for Africa

January 17, 2023

Marie Kemplay speaks to Joseph Nganga, vice-president for Africa at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, about the ambitious new Africa Carbon Markets Initiative.

A green piggy bank with a plant growing from it

Climate finance: what is reasonable to expect from MDBs?

January 16, 2023

As pressure mounts on multilateral lenders to finance the green transition, their approach to risk needs to adapt and governments in high-income countries need to play their part.

A large array of solar panels amongst forests spanning a hill

Sustainable finance bonds experience first year-on-year decline

January 13, 2023

Sustainable finance debt issuance suffered declines across bond categories in 2022.

Bird's eye view of river dam surrounded by forest, with inset image of Robin Millington, CEO of Planet Tracker

We can’t reach net zero if we’re not nature positive

January 4, 2023

Biodiversity is as crucial to zero emissions as it is to climate change, and carries the same financial risk, but will COP15 send investors the right signals?

Cartoon graphic of hand holding scales, balancing bushes and trees with currency

Cover story: Building up the voluntary carbon markets

January 3, 2023

Marie Kemplay explores significant developments underway within the voluntary carbon markets.

COP15

Banks begin to address climate change

December 23, 2022

Although they are making the first steps, Europe’s largest banks are not yet doing enough to address climate change and nature loss. 

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Executive ownership – a bad deal for ESG

December 15, 2022

Research shows that executives holding company shares are of tangible detriment to their companies’ ESG performance.

Tree stump

EU anti-deforestation law considers due diligence obligations for banks

December 12, 2022

While European banks have a little more time to get their deforestation affairs in order, the wind is blowing towards requirement rather than suggestion.

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