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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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Lord Waverley on Development Banks – By Name and By Nature: A Boon in Troubled Times

Development Finance Institutions (DFI), Development Finance Companies (DFC) or Development Banks (DB) are institutions that provide finance for development projects predominantly in weaker or developing economies. Development banks provide medium- to long-term risk capital and technical assistance to developing economies

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Ana Palacio: Europe on a Geopolitical Fault Line

Two months ago, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his fear that a “Great Fracture” could split the international order into two “separate and competing worlds,” one dominated by the United States

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The Importance of Promoting Financial Stability and Growth through International Regulatory Coherence

By Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges One of the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) strategic priorities for 2019 is the issue of regulatory coherence. The primary reason for this is that the WFE and its

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PwC: CEOs’ Confidence in Business Growth Dips as Global Economy Seen to Falter

CEOs around the world are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy than they were a year ago – and less sure of their organisations’ ability to grow revenues in the short and the medium term. Those chief

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FMO: Unlocking Scale Potential of Green Bonds in India – Lessons from Global Markets

The global green bonds market has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with issuance for 2017 already exceeding $100bn, some $20bn more than the total issuance in 2016 and the first time this benchmark has been breached. According

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank: Overlapping Globalisations

Current technological developments in manufacturing are likely to lead to a partial reversal of the wave of fragmentation and global value chains that was at the core of the rise of North-South trade from 1990 onward. At the same time,

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Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB): A Mostly Unseen Hand

In late-December, President Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank shared his experiences and insights with CFI.co chairman Tor Svensson and editor Wim Romeijn. He leads an institution more than twice as large as the World Bank, yet remains virtually

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European Investment Bank: Investment Plan for Europe

Investment Plan for Europe – Paradigm Shift in the Use of Public Resources The Marshall Plan did much to inject life into the post-war recovery of Europe. Initially comprising $13 billion, mostly in direct aid, the plan constituted a substantial

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