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Interviews
September 27, 2023

IFC: we need more concessional funds for the green transition

Development banks are increasingly looked upon to provide funding and attract private investment in countries that most need it to transition to net zero. The...
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Interviews, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Policy & Regulation, Singapore
September 21, 2023

Asia-Pacific under pressure to adopt ESG disclosure rules

As western markets face stringent sustainability obligations, their supply chain producers in Asia-Pacific are looking to beef up their own ESG expertise in order to...
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August 24, 2023

VCMI: Flexibility in claims code could encourage more companies to act on net zero

The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative’s Mark Kenber discusses how its claims code of practice aims to improve waning confidence in the credibility of carbon...
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Interviews
August 8, 2023

Why ProLogium’s gigafactory is in Europe, not the US

Europe chief Gilles Normand explains why the region proved a greater draw than the US Inflation Reduction Act for the Taiwanese battery company. As the...
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Danny Alexander_AIIB VP
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July 26, 2023

Global community is ‘ill-equipped’ to tackle climate change, says AIIB VP

The AIIB’s Danny Alexander says the multilateral development bank will approve $50bn of climate finance by 2030. The world is not ready to address climate...
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Installing solar panels in Africa
Interviews
June 27, 2023

FMO: supporting ESG developments in emerging markets

The Dutch lender is unlocking SME potential in Egypt, the Sahel, Palestine and beyond. In the world of development finance, FMO stands out for being firmly...
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June 22, 2023

Divestment is banks’ best tool for net zero

Climate pledges and greenwashing regulation are a distraction from concrete divestment targets, according to Hans Stegeman, chief economist at Triodos Bank. Temperature records on land and at sea are being...
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Interviews
June 7, 2023

SEB combats greenwashing with measurable indices

The Nordic bank has developed a carbon exposure index to measure its climate transition progress, and suggests that all companies need to develop their own feasible plan. All companies need...
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May 22, 2023

Enel calls for better rules to green the grid

Viviana Vitto argues remuneration should be based on total expenditure, not just capex. Over the years, Enel has transformed itself from a traditional utility into a renewables leader. Its 59...
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Climate Finance, Interviews
May 17, 2023

Africa needs new climate adaptation financing, says IMF regional head

Economic expectations vary across African countries – but what unites them is that they are all “at the brutal receiving end of climate change”, says IMF Africa director Abebe Aemro...
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Interviews
May 15, 2023

Digitisation urgently needed to address pace of EU green transition

The EU needs to embrace digitalisation and adopt a data charter if it is to act fast enough to tackle emissions, says Siemens's Thomas Kiessling. The EU Green Deal and...
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