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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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Are Fed latest regulations a change for the better?

January 2, 2020

The Banker recently assembled an expert panel to give their reaction to the US Federal Reserve's latest batch of regulations, issued in late 2019. 

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Could ESG comparisons be made easier?

January 2, 2020

Comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. But efforts are being made to find the right tools to collect sufficient data and achieve a standard methodology. 

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Less fudge, more clarity needed on banks' ESG commitments

November 29, 2019

Banks may have signed up to ESG commitments but are they acting? Increasing financing of fossil fuels suggests otherwise. 

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Why firms must look beyond the bottom line to make a social impact

November 1, 2019

The next step for companies committed to ESG is to introduce impact-weighted accounting, whereby an organisation’s balance sheet details its wider social effects, as well as its financial health. Silvia Pavoni explains.

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Assessing sustainable infrastructure: the bigger picture

November 1, 2019

Infrastructure is assessed for its environmental, social and governance credentials on a project-by-project basis but calls are growing for a comprehensive, sector-wide analysis. Silvia Pavoni reports.

IFCs defy global uncertainty – for now

October 1, 2019

The Banker’s annual ranking of international finance centres remains mostly unchanged, despite financial upheaval on the horizon.

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Will changes at the top bring new flavours to the World Bank and IMF?

October 1, 2019

With a new president at the World Bank – one associated with the Trump administration – and a pending new face at the IMF, what direction will the two institutions take?

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What does it mean when we say 'green'?

September 27, 2019

Definitions around what makes a product truly ‘green’ are still vague, so the European Commission technical expert group on sustainable finance has taken on the task of compiling a green taxonomy, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Why green bonds are hitting red lights

September 2, 2019

Africa’s first ever corporate green bond has fuelled hopes of a new opportunity in emerging markets. But there are many hurdles to overcome.

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