World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure: Now is the Time to Rethink Transport and Logistics

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on transport. The response to the pandemic, from social distancing to lockdown policies for affected areas, has disrupted mobility and connectivity everywhere. It has had cumulative impacts on the basic infrastructure and systems that

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Toronto Finance International: Toronto Takes Its Place at the Head Table of North American Finance

Toronto is North America’s second-largest financial centre, and is fast becoming a destination of choice for companies looking to establish a presence in North America. The city is well positioned to capitalise on its world-class talent in financial services and

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UniCredit’s Roberta Marracino: Banking with a Social Impact

Determined to help shape the post-pandemic ‘new normal’, UniCredit is stepping on the accelerator to redouble its efforts at sparking meaningful change in the lives of accountholders and in the wider society. UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking programme, first launched in

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Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA): Modern Industry Association with the Ambition to Shape the Future

The Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA), established in 1969, is the domestic and international voice of banks operating in, and from, the tiny but influential principality. It is one of the microstate’s most important associations and plays a key role in

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Finding Strength and Promise by Planning for the Long Term

John Häfelfinger, CEO of Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB), talks to CFI.co about the opportunities afforded by sustainable finance. BLKB positions itself as a future-orientated bank and was ranked Best Bank in Switzerland by Forbes in 2019, and Best Regional Sustainability Bank

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Asian Development Bank: What Emerging Markets Can Teach Us About CSR

Fifty years after Milton Friedman’s famous essay arguing that companies should focus solely on shareholder profits, emerging markets businesses are helping lead the fight against Covid-19. Their example adds nuance to Friedman’s argument, reminding us that companies can effectively pursue

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Anshula Kant, MD and CFO of the World Bank Group: Power of Capital Markets in the Battle Against COVID-19

Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO Anshula Kant reflects on the crisis engulfing the world, and the opportunities we have to build back. I can’t remember a time in my life when a single event has mobilised the entire

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Asian Development Bank: Urban Transport Can Rebuild to Create a Greener Future

COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes in travel behaviour. Society must now address how to better manage the mobility of people and goods for the post-pandemic period. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the interconnected nature of life in the 21st

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UBS CEO Ralph Hamers: Understated Efficiency in Minding the Bottom Line

On Monday, 2 November, Ralph Hamers (53) will take the exclusive side entrance of UBS Group’s imposing head office on Zürich’s Paradeplatz to enter a world that quietly exudes wealth, privilege, and power. The Dutchman, recently whisked to the uppermost

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UBS Group CEO Sergio Ermotti: The Man to Call in Troubled Times

Named the most successful manager of a publicly traded Swiss company, parting UBS Group CEO Sergio Ermotti (60) deftly steered the country’s largest banking institution for nine choppy years. His was a ride that included the aftermath of a rogue

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