Finance CEOs urge governments to step up ESG efforts

Finance CEOs urge governments to step up ESG efforts

August 05, 2020
By HELEN AVERY

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) has cited 64 specific recommendations in a report calling for greater public-sector engagement in supporting the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement.

Employee mental health on bank agenda

Employee mental health on bank agenda

April 08, 2020
By HELEN AVERY

From financial support and flexible working to Zoom ‘happy hours’, choirs, online yoga and mindfulness classes, banks around the world are seeking to address employee mental health during the Covid-19 crisis

Shifting corporate responsibility to consumer resilience

Shifting corporate responsibility to consumer resilience

April 06, 2020
By HELEN AVERY

The coronavirus Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need to build better consumer financial resilience – bank efforts to support personal savings and debt reduction will have a greater impact than writing cheques.

Financial inclusion: Mexico plans a bank-building spree

Financial inclusion: Mexico plans a bank-building spree

March 04, 2020
By BEN EDWARDS

The government’s response to the lack of financial inclusion is to build thousands of new banks throughout the country, but it faces a big challenge in weaning potential customers away from the black economy.

Six ways to fix sustainable finance

Sustainable finance’s biggest problems, by the people who know best

Sustainable finance’s biggest problems, by the people who know best

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Leading bankers in sustainable finance fear that, despite the advances and the rhetoric, the industry is not moving quickly enough. Euromoney asked 20 regional and global heads of sustainable finance for their views: what the experts think might surprise you.

1: Join the PRB

1: Join the PRB

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

What needs to happen for sustainability to be adopted by mainstream finance and move beyond the realm of pledges, panels and press releases? The first of our six recommendations is for banks to sign up to the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB).

2: Mandate TCFD

2: Mandate TCFD

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

The second of our six proposals to make sustainable finance work is for firms to mandate the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

3: Standardize climate risk measurements

3: Standardize climate risk measurements

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Euromoney has spoken to 20 sustainable finance experts about what is needed to make efforts more effective. The third of our six recommendations is to push for the standardization of climate risk measurements.

4: Develop transition finance

4: Develop transition finance

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Euromoney has drawn up six recommendations for the sustainable finance sector, based on the views of 20 experts in the field. The fourth of our six proposals is to develop transition finance.

5: Target deforestation reduction

5: Target deforestation reduction

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

How can sustainable finance be moved into the mainstream and made to work better? The fifth of our six recommendations is to target deforestation reduction.

6: Incentivize green finance

6: Incentivize green finance

December 03, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Euromoney has spoken to 20 sustainable finance experts about what is needed to bring about real progress. The last of our six recommendations is for efforts to be made to incentivize green finance.

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SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

March 25, 2019

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