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World Bank Group: Are Stars Aligning for Clean-Energy Financing?

One of the biggest bangs on the opening day of the Paris COP21 climate summit was without doubt the dual announcements by the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, led by Bill Gates and other high-net worth individuals, and the multilateral Mission Innovation,

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Otaviano Canuto, IMF: Whither Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange Reserves

After a exponential rise in foreign exchange reserves accumulation by emerging markets from 2000 onwards, the tide seems to have turned south since mid-2014. Changes in capital flows and commodity prices have been major factors behind the inflection, with the

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IFC: Climate Change – Threat and Opportunity for Private Sector

As world leaders met at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris last month to hammer out a deal to prevent global warming, one thing became clear:

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CFI.co Picked as Knowledge Partner for AIM 2016 for the Second Time

CFI.co Picked as Knowledge Partner for AIM 2016 for the Second Time, alongside Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) and UN ESCWA.  The theme of the sixth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting 2016 will be “The New World of FDI, Key Features and

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Keiko Honda, CEO MIGA: Crucial Role for Investment Guarantees

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group, is a financial institution exclusively dedicated to political risk insurance and credit guarantees that offer investors a hedge against risk in developing countries. The agency was established in

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World Exchanges Agree Enhanced Sustainability Guidance

Guidance is culmination of year-long project by WFE’s Sustainability Working Group WFE sets out ‘material ESG metrics’ to include in disclosure guidance Guidance lists 33 indicators as measures of best sustainability practice WFE stresses exchanges are unique nexus between issuers

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Otaviano Canuto, IMF: Trade Opening Could Be a Source of Growth for Brazil

International trade has undergone a radical transformation in the past decades as production processes have fragmented along cross-border value chains. The Brazilian economy has remained on the fringes of this production revolution, maintaining a very high density of local supply

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Jean-Claude Trichet: Getting Bank Culture Right

Banks and banking rely on trust. But while trust takes years to establish, it can be squandered abruptly if a particular bank’s ethics are weak, its values poor, and its behaviour simply wrong. The events that triggered the 2008 global

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Jonathan May-Bowles: UK Uncut and Its Impact

Veteran protester, sometime anarchist, stand-up comedian, and expert pie handler Jonnie Marbles, officially known as Jonathan May-Bowles, talks to CFI.co contributing-editor Darren Parkin about the character, origins, and future of UK Uncut, a movement that suffered its fifteen minutes of

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Emerging Markets Leverage ESG Strategy

Over the last decade, emerging market exchanges (EMEs) have outperformed the rest of the world in a few key ways related to sustainability performance and disclosure. The primary markets in two emerging economies – South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSX)

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