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Expect growing ESG activism

November 19, 2021

Beware of the many shapes of environmental activism that will likely reshape your strategy.

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COP from home?

October 21, 2021

Much is expected from the UN climate conference in Glasgow, not least from banks on their commitments to net-zero carbon emissions.

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Building a greener Latin America

October 20, 2021

Transitioning to greener and sustainable economies will need innovative new financial instruments for the optimal use of capital.

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Banks need to get to grips with sustainability-linked loans

October 13, 2021

Sustainability-linked loans incentivise green objectives without restricting the borrower to put the loan exclusively towards green projects. 

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Green bonds for people, planet and development

October 6, 2021

In September, the UK and Colombia became the latest countries to issue their first sovereign green bond.

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Development finance can (and should) take on more risk

October 4, 2021

Dealing with the global pandemic and contributing to the transition to a greener and just economy requires a different type of effort from multinational development banks.

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Why development finance needs a facelift

September 28, 2021

Development finance institutions must reinvent themselves to be fit for purpose, writes Rémy Rioux, CEO of the French development bank agency and initiator of the Finance in Common coalition.

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Values-based finance solves multiple social challenges

September 27, 2021

Financial service providers have a responsibility to make faster progress on the sustainability and inclusion agendas, and values-based finance can help.

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ESG needs fewer options

September 24, 2021

The myriad of reporting frameworks that signalled industries’ support of sustainability now needs to go if banks care about investors’ trust.

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Why flexible green funding is essential for transition assets

September 23, 2021

The sustainable finance markets will only achieve their purpose of funding decarbonisation by taking a flexible approach.

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