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Chinese banks lag peers in efforts to tackle deforestation

May 13, 2021

As leading banks sign up to global standards, China’s financial sector is conspicuously out of step.

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Financing floating solar

April 28, 2021

Don’t let the opportunity for floating solar energy drift by.

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Just look at the numbers: more women means better banks

April 21, 2021

Banks ignore the positive impact of women in senior positions at their peril.


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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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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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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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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Striving for diversity across the industry

February 26, 2021

A week before International Women’s Day, inspiring women from across financial services offer insights on furthering the diversity agenda.

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