Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill: ‘Cheap Childcare’ Led to Winning Athletics Career, Jokes Ennis-Hill

Britain’s most celebrated track and field athlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill, announced her retirement from professional sports at the end of 2016. She left sport as a three-time heptathlon World Champion, 2012 Olympic champion and 2016 silver medallist. But the horizon holds

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Lord Waverley: Quest for Balance and Unity Hampered by Blurred Lines and Differing Standards

There is an increasing recognition of the need to reassess the intersection of global co-operation and security, and how Western democracies can best balance those needs and interests. Global politics is a grey area with individuals, state- and non-state actors

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Investing for the Long-term: Gold as a Pillar of NBP’s Reserve Management Strategy

Central banking is typically associated with conducting monetary policy. But central banks have also other important roles, one of which is holding and managing foreign exchange reserves. Indeed, as stipulated in the Act on Narodowy Bank Polski – Poland’s central

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Ørsted: Danish Power Company Driving the World’s Carbon-Neutral Bus

Danish multinational Ørsted has in a 10-year span gone from one of Europe’s most fossil-fuel-intensive utilities to the world’s most sustainable energy company. The Ørsted story began in 1973, when Denmark moved to strengthen national energy independence by extracting oil

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq – SPACs and ESG: Convergence or Collision?

The capital markets love nothing more than a new idea, especially one that promises to reward a little due diligence with a lot of return. The idea of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has tantalised investors in this way. According

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Deloitte: Changes on the Horizon for Europe’s Alternative Investment Fund Market

The European Commission’s ongoing efforts to establish the Capital Market Union have reached the alternative investment manager’s market in Europe. It has launched a legislative review cycle of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), giving the industry the first

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Lindsey McMurray, Co-founder of Pollen Street Capital: How Capitalising on Change Can Drive Benefits for Financial Services Industry

The firm identifies and champions businesses that are on the cusp of transformation, with agile operations that deliver solutions to customers underserved by mainstream providers. “The financial services sector touches every aspect of our lives, something that has never been

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Building Bridges: Joining Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship

Finance is stepping up to a growing impetus from stakeholders to transform society for the better. Yet, there is a continuous disconnect between social entrepreneurs as vanguards of social value creation and the providers of financial services. A unique partnership

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LGX Hits 1,000 Sustainable Bonds Mark

CEO Julie Becker, has today announced the achievement of a major milestone for the Luxemburg Green Exchange (LGX). The exchange now counts 1,000 green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds. According to Becker, “The 1000th bond currently displayed on LGX is

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OECD: Blended Finance Institutional Role in Responding to COVD-19

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on developing countries and undone years of progress on sustainable development, pushing back into poverty large sections of the population. World Bank analysis projects growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to decline to -3.3% in 2020,

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