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Is ‘transition’ the new green for bonds?

March 11, 2020

There is still much to debate in the development of an asset class that will support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Do sovereign bonds depend on nature?

February 28, 2020

Regulation to fight climate change is coming up against the limitations of calculating the value of unknowns.

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Colombia eyes a sustainable and digital future

February 24, 2020

Colombia’s financial sector is seeking to prolong its upward growth curve through a combination of sustainability financing and digital products.

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RBS’s first social bond receives warm reception

February 13, 2020

The inaugural social bond by RBS will, it is hoped, support the bank’s commitment to SME lending in areas of high deprivation within the UK.

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Sarah Bloom Raskin: the US's focus is misplaced

January 2, 2020

The proliferation of US sanctions is not helping build resilience, while climate change risk is being ignored by policy-makers, former deputy Treasury secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin tells The Banker

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Identifying the opportunity in impact investing

January 2, 2020

Impact investing is still developing but the UK's newly launched Impact Investing Institute is working to accelerate this, as its CEO Sarah Gordon tells The Banker.

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Queen Máxima gives financial inclusion the royal touch

January 2, 2020

As UN secretary general special advocate for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks to The Banker about getting technology right for financial inclusion and gender disparity among the underbanked.

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Marfrig shakes-up sustainable finance with beef bond

January 2, 2020

With demand for climate-friendly finance growing exponentially, Marfrig has entered the fray with a bond to support sustainable beef production. 

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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SocGen makes SDG history with Enel

October 1, 2019

When Italian utility company Enel sought to issue the first corporate bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it turned to Société Générale.

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