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BBVA Asset Management: Going Global in the Battle to Bring Sustainability to the Wider World of Investment

Spanish bank BBVA is working on a global strategy which will affect all of its investment solutions. BBVA Asset Management embeds sustainability in the process. It has launched a sustainability plan that applies to all of its mutual and pension

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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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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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Asian Development Bank: Towards a Blue Deal to Restore the World’s Oceans

Investments in recovering and maintaining a functioning marine ecosystem can form the foundation of a sustainable “blue economy.” Marine ecosystems are threatened by extinction. Over the past 50 years, the world has lost nearly half of its coral reefs and

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Q&A with Michael Glinski, CEO of Porsche Schweiz: Alternative Fuels, an Unbroken Legacy, and a Sports Car’s Place in the Modern World

Porsche: it’s always been a ‘dream’ car. But what does the future hold for the famous marque in the years ahead? CFI.co finds out in discussion with Porsche Schweiz chief executive Michael Glinski. How has your background helped you as

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SASB CEO Janine Guillot: Following Personal Passions Into the World of Sustainability

Janine Guillot, CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), has an enduring love of the great outdoors that has stoked and strengthened her passion for sustainability. Guillot graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and began her career as

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IFC’s Blended Finance Department: Blending Public and Private Finance to Invest in Challenging Markets

What can be done to encourage more private investment in developing countries, especially the poorest and most fragile? This question lies at the heart of the development challenge today. Governments and development institutions alike recognise that the private sector is

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UNCDF: Women as Builders of Inclusive Digital Economies

The dramatic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, at times, seemingly defies belief. Yet, every time there is an analysis of the pandemic’s damage — human, societal, economic — a recurring narrative emerges, one that is quite believable. That COVID-19 has

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