Finance can be a force for good

Finance can be a force for good

It’s right to adopt a stance of scepticism over banks’ commitments to environmental, social and governance standards, but it’s people, not corporations, who pilot changes in course, and Euromoney is in a privileged position to witness such changes first-hand.

Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

As an ecosystem to support and build the social bond brand starts to emerge, could the market outstrip its green cousin? There is a good chance, given the breadth of problems and the financing needs behind them.

CSR: Inclusion key to bank diversity efforts

CSR: Inclusion key to bank diversity efforts

While an increasing number of studies point to diversity having a positive impact on business performance, it needs to be coupled with inclusion if financial services companies want to see cultural and societal change.

SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair.