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Capital Markets, Knowledge Hub
June 19, 2024

Investors should treat plastics industry as ‘significant risk’ sector

Non-profit accuses the plastics industry of misinforming consumers and investors about the recyclability of plastics
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A gas flare from a refinery in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest
Capital Markets, Knowledge Hub
June 11, 2024

Big banks continue to finance oil and gas drilling in Amazonia

Seventy-one per cent of the Amazon region is not protected by environmental and social risk management frameworks
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Capital Markets, Daily Briefing, Energy, Policy & Regulation, UK
May 30, 2024

Editor’s note: speed is of the essence

The latest edition of our Sustainable Views newsletter
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Capital Markets, Knowledge Hub
May 29, 2024

Majority of trading venues encourage ESG disclosures from issuers, says survey

Exchanges report that investor demand for sustainability-related data and products has increased considerably
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Kigali: the BRD’s landmark sustainability-linked bond issuance aligns with Rwanda’s Vision 2050 strategy to establish its capital as an international financial hub (Photo: Bing Guan/Bloomberg)
Africa & Middle East, Capital Markets
April 18, 2024

Sustainability-linked bonds: what can we learn from Rwanda?

SLBs are not suitable for debt-laden countries, but for other emerging markets they can help fill significant financing gaps and enable them to achieve their...
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Last year saw a slowdown in new SLB issuances, though there has been a weak recovery in the first half of 2023 (Photo: Fahroni/Envato)
Capital Markets, Finance, Financials
December 5, 2023

Are sustainability-linked bonds really a green option?

Sustainability-linked bonds offer investors a profitable way to lend to companies with green and social targets, say their supporters, but other financial experts are unconvinced...
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Developed countries are looking for ways to boost their climate finance commitments after failing to mobilise a promised $100bn a year for the global south (Photo: Vanitjan/Envato)
Capital Markets, Finance, Policy & Regulation
December 3, 2023

MDBs set new course for debt-for-climate swaps

Several of the world’s largest multilateral development banks are expected to launch a debt-for-nature and debt-for-climate swap task force at COP28 following new types of issuances
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Capital Markets, Finance, Financials
November 21, 2023

Why banks are struggling to report capital markets fossil fuel activity

Climate campaigners lament banks’ limited reporting on facilitated emissions, while lenders argue that arriving at a standard for disclosure is a complicated process
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The role of multilateral development banks comes under scrutiny at the 2023 IMF and World Bank annual meetings, Marrakech, with calls for MDBs’ mandate to be strengthened, while undergoing some structural change (Photo: Fidel Senna/AFP via Getty Images)
Capital Markets, Policy & Regulation
October 10, 2023

IMF/WB annual meetings: climate challenges require radical reform of MDBs

Calls grow for multilateral institutions to embrace culture change, take a more client-responsive approach, and become less risk averse
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Construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project in British Columbia. Six Canadian banks have “stepped in” to finance the next stage of construction, according to (Photo: Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg)
Capital Markets, Financials
October 3, 2023

Why are banks still financing fossil fuels?

Is it better to engage with fossil fuel companies or to divest? Banks appear to have voted with their funds, as financing continues to be funnelled to fossil fuel companies...
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London Stock Exchange
Capital Markets, Finance, Litigation, Policy & Regulation, UK
September 18, 2023

Relaxed UK IPO rules could see activist shareholders ‘resorting to the courts’ over ESG

Experts fear the UK regulator’s attempts to rejuvenate the London listings regime could attract companies with weaker governance, prompting an increase in litigation from investors
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