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KPMG Lower Gulf: Banking on ESG Risks in Future

ESG risks have the potential of negatively impacting banks’ assets, earning capacity, and sometimes their reputation, argues Abbas Basrai. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and the emerging risks associated with them are becoming increasingly relevant to organizations, especially banks.

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Interview with Colin Sharp, C2FO SVP EMEA: Feeding the Engine Room of Economies, Maintaining Diversity, and Ensuring that an Efficient Supply Chain is Rewarded

“The way to build economies,” says Colin Sharp, C2FO’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), “is through SMEs. Everyone recognises that SMEs are the engine room for the growth of economies.” That’s never been more true

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Vector Group’s Solid History and Sound Strategies Stand It in Good Stead Across Decades and Sectors

Vector Group is a holding company whose strategy for the past 30 years has been to maximise stockholder value by increasing the profitability of its subsidiaries. The group’s total shareholder return over the past 25 years, including reinvested dividends, is

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In Conversation with Eduard van Gelderen, CIO at PSP Investments: Connecting to What Matters

Eduard van Gelderen, PSP’s CIO since 2018, leads the organisation’s Total Fund Strategy Group — overseeing multi-asset class investment strategies, total fund allocations, and exposures in terms of asset classes, geographies and sectors. He is also in charge of responsible

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PSP Places Responsible Investment at the Core of Its Investment Strategy

When the pandemic hit, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) was one of the first employers in Montreal to send its entire employee base to work from home. It did so overnight — and with the full support

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Cartica’s Triple Threat: Three Women Leading the Way on Emerging Markets and ESG

Teresa Barger had a dream: to build an investment firm with high-performing individuals and passionate investors who put the needs and goals of clients first. A positive, collaborative culture was a non-negotiable part of that dream. Barger grew up in

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World Bank on Sustainable Recovery: The Need for Long-Term Financing

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every country’s health system and economy to a degree not seen for a century or more. In developing countries, mounting an adequate response to address these simultaneous shocks has created fiscal challenges, especially for those

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KPMG: Local Governments Becoming More Digitally Enabled, Data-Driven and Community-Focused

Local government organizations are becoming more digitally enabled, data-driven, agile, and customer-centric, concludes a new and wide-ranging publication of KPMG. Based on research on eight major global economies including Saudi Arabia, “Future of local government – Embracing connectivity and customer

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Green Bonds: How Active Management Aims to Make the Most of a Dynamic Sector

The market for financing linked to environmentally friendly projects and companies has already reached $1trn by some measures and we expect will move swiftly past that landmark during 2021. This, alongside growing policy support in Europe, the US and China,

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OECD: Business as Usual? Forget About That, and Prepare for Novel and Impactful Variations on a Theme

As we turn our attention towards the imperative of “building forward greener” post-pandemic, there can be no more business as usual. This was Sir Ronald Cohen’s message at the OECD Blended Finance & Impact Week in February. During his keynote

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