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More ambitious carbon pricing needed

June 30, 2021

A globally agreed carbon price would be the most efficient way to reduce emissions; but, in the meantime, emissions trading schemes offer some hope.

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Deforestation, indigenous rights and carbon financing

June 30, 2021

Environmental conservation needs the rule of law, working with indigenous peoples and smart carbon financing.

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Let 2021 be the death knell for corporate rainbow washing

June 30, 2021

Corporate performative allyship is turning the $1tn LGBT+ community towards brands that mean business instead.  


Understanding climate-related financial risks

June 28, 2021

With climate change emerging as the world’s top geopolitical risk, banks are scrambling to measure and manage their exposures to the new ‘green swan’ risks.

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Why development finance matters and why it needs changing

June 25, 2021

Governments must listen to critics about their development banks, starting from the ones within.

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Investors’ expectations key in climate risk

June 21, 2021

Accounting for investors’ expectations in climate scenarios is vital to risk supervision.

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Solving the puzzle of climate risk reporting

June 17, 2021

Understanding a company’s metrics is a daunting task, but it will be central to doing business in the future.


HSBC leads landmark SLB for Greece’s largest electricity provider

June 14, 2021

Europe’s first sustainability-linked bond for a high yield issuer will enable Public Power Corporation to accelerate its green energy transition.

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How resilient is the financial system to natural disasters?

June 10, 2021

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced the need to evaluate and address highly disruptive environmental-related events.

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Minority-owned investment banks increase share in US corporate bond markets

June 8, 2021

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms are playing a more prominent role in corporate bond issuance. But will it prove to be a long-term shift? 

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