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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Government Should End Secretive Trade Negotiations, say UK Parliamentarians

The government should overhaul its secretive approach to post-Brexit trade negotiations, according to a new report. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade & Export Promotion, which is backed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), suggests negotiations should be open

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The Size of Biden’s Fiscal Package

The monetary policy report submitted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to the U.S. Congress on Friday Feb. 19 showed that the Fed’s members have improved economic growth expectations for 2021 and 2022, expect lower unemployment

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Charlene Cranny: Tipping-Point Year on the Road to Net-Zero Reality, with a Transition Truly Under Way

Future generations will look back on 2020 as a year defined by the Covid-19 crisis, but Charlene Cranny believes it will also mark the tipping point in which “the European transition to net-zero became unstoppable”. Cranny is the communications and

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Roche: New Solutions to Old Problems? Fintech Can Change Healthcare

Fintech is a term applied to technology-driven disruptions such as mobile money, blockchain, and big data analytics in payment, banking, or insurance services. Given its digital nature, Fintech has made financial services more inclusive, accessible, and affordable by reaching millions

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Otaviano Canuto: Central Banks and Inequality

While the economic recovery around the world remains uneven, fragile, and unbalanced across sectors, financial markets are generally doing very well, thanks! In the United States, only half of the unemployment caused by the pandemic last year has been reversed,

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Be a People Person: Networking is the Path to Business Success

If it’s not what you know but who you know, networking is de rigueur for business people and entrepreneurs. We all do it, but some do it better, and more mindfully, than others. Some do it without even trying. So

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Anita McBain: Spreading the Gospel of ESG to the Investment World in Clear, Honest and Understandable Terms

Anita McBain is no ordinary asset manager. She’s one of a new breed which believes the industry must focus on the ecological risks of an inter-connected world — and find solutions, fast. As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread across

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Lord Waverley: A New Chapter for the UK and a Meeting Place for the World

With the EU agreement now in place, the United Kingdom has the chance to develop a strategy that addresses the ambitions and goals of the country at large. The halcyon days of yesteryear have not diminished but do need to

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