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What’s sustainable finance and how is it changing business?

Jul 21, 2021
Juno Baker
Companies – from multinational corporations to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) – are facing a new layer of scrutiny from banks and investors. And everyone is talking about ESG. Why is this? And what do firms need to consider?
What’s sustainable finance and how is it changing business?
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What’s sustainable finance and how is it changing business?

Jul 21, 2021
Juno Baker
What’s sustainable finance and how is it changing business?

Career story: Studying sustainable finance in lockdown

Jul 15, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Shada Elborno, Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank, tells us about studying for the Executive Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Finance, what she loves about her job, and how she managed studying during lockdown whilst working.
Career story: Studying sustainable finance in lockdown
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Career story: Studying sustainable finance in lockdown

Jul 15, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Career story: Studying sustainable finance in lockdown

Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

May 06, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Sustainable trade could help the world move towards carbon net-zero. But what is the relationship between trade, sustainability and regulation?
Sustainability, trade finance and compliance
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Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

May 06, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

Apr 28, 2021
Chris McHugh
Demand for ESG, sustainable investments and green funds is growing, driven by rising awareness of sustainability issues and increasing appetite to tackle climate change. But without standardised terms and definitions, this presents several challenges for financial markets. We look at the challenges in the context of the European Union’s (EU’s) new regulatory frameworks.
Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets
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Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

Apr 28, 2021
Chris McHugh
Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

The future of green mortgages

Apr 19, 2021
Richard Northedge
Green mortgages reward borrowers with lower interest rates for buying energy-efficient homes. Richard Northedge looks at this new market – including lenders and the level of consumer demand for home loans. And he questions whether its future is sustainable in the long term.
The future of green mortgages
Trees growing on balconies

The future of green mortgages

Apr 19, 2021
Richard Northedge
The future of green mortgages

How to generate maximum impact through ESG-linked loans and ESG covenants

Mar 10, 2021
Chris McHugh
Real assets can play a vital role in tackling climate change. But that includes deterring carbon intensive activity, as well as investing in 'green' and sustainable finance.
How to generate maximum impact through ESG-linked loans and ESG covenants
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How to generate maximum impact through ESG-linked loans and ESG covenants

Mar 10, 2021
Chris McHugh
How to generate maximum impact through ESG-linked loans and ESG covenants

International Women’s Day: how to support women in banking and finance

Mar 08, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
For International Women’s Day, Mutahara Gofur spoke to Michelle Chivunga, founder and CEO of Global Policy House, about her career and how to support women in banking and finance.
International Women’s Day: how to support women in banking and finance
Michelle Chivunga

International Women’s Day: how to support women in banking and finance

Mar 08, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
International Women’s Day: how to support women in banking and finance

How fintech can support sustainability

Feb 22, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Being able to identify and fund sustainable investments will be central to reaching net zero. But problems with data consistency and frameworks make it difficult for investors to measure the true cost of climate change. So, can fintech play a role in allocating capital to ESG investment opportunities?
How fintech can support sustainability
Sustainable finance

How fintech can support sustainability

Feb 22, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
How fintech can support sustainability

Five tips for studying in lockdown

Feb 15, 2021
Gordon Reid
What’s the best way to study in lockdown to help you pass your exams? Traditional learning techniques still apply, but homeworking brings with it some new considerations. So what can you do to make sure your personal learning is effective and fits in with your change in lifestyle? Here are our top five tips.
Five tips for studying in lockdown
5 tips article

Five tips for studying in lockdown

Feb 15, 2021
Gordon Reid
Five tips for studying in lockdown