CAN FINANCE
SAVE THE WORLD'S
VULNERABLE NATIONS?

An in-depth series on climate change finance

As shattered communities work to rebuild in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, discussion of climate change finance is more relevant than ever. The challenge of equipping the developing world to cope with climate change led in 2015 to the founding of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of nations, a body that has now expanded to 43 countries.

Euromoney's coverage of the V20 and the broader topic of climate finance spans six continents and explores what is the ultimate example of the tension between micro and macro, where the most local of stories can be a crucial step to finding a solution to the global challenge of climate change.


OVERVIEW

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

By CHRIS WRIGHT

There are so many challenges related to climate change, so many disparate actors required for their remedy and so much money required to do it, that it is tempting to see the whole situation as unfixable. Perhaps that is why some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change are not willing to talk about it. There is one positive counterbalance: all the ingredients needed to meet climate finance goals are available. But getting the money where it needs to go, with private capital alongside, will require a level of global coordination rarely seen.

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how finance can help

Saving the world, one bond at a time

Saving the world, one bond at a time

By MARK BAKER

It is rare for financial market professionals to feel they are helping to save the world, but a new capital markets deal from the World Bank to help the poorest countries cope with pandemics might be doing just that

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.

Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

By HELEN AVERY

Fintech and digital financial services are rushing in to help refugees and migrants access and transfer money, but their innovation isn’t just changing how humanitarian aid agencies operate – it’s also offering solutions for broader financial inclusion challenges.