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New York — the preeminent financial district

“It was never built for the comfort and happiness of its citizens, but to astonish the world.” Susan Ertz Amsterdam may have birthed the first stock market, but it is in New Amsterdam where finance has reached its greatest heights.

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Appian Capital Advisory: Sustainability in Mining – Where the Energy Transition Starts

Although they bring many benefits, mining companies have long been criticised for their environmental practices. Despite its best efforts, the sector has had a less than spotless record of cleaning up after itself. Only recently have miners begun assessing their Read More

Nazca’s Backing is Driving Latin American Success Stories

Nazca takes investee companies through the gamut of development to create socially and environmentally efficient enterprises. Venture capital firm Nazca was founded with a clear purpose: to back bold entrepreneurs in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Nazca seeks out transformative, technology-enabled businesses

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The World is Too Complex to Become Lazy — and Challenges Bring Chances

Bedrock Group partner David Joory focuses on investment management. Here he discusses his daily motivation. Investment management is a challenge for any company. At Bedrock Group, we always keep a finger on the pulse because the world is too complex

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The Long-term Growth of Sustainable Investing

In April 2013, the concrete roof of a dilapidated factory in a densely populated district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, housing thousands of mainly female garment workers, caved in. A total of 1,134 people were killed and more than 2,500 injured. The

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Support, Know-how, and Care for People and Environment All Add Up to ‘the EXIM Equation’

Export-Import Bank of Thailand, known to its friends as EXIM Thailand, is a state-owned specialised financial institution under the supervision of the Thai Ministry of Finance. It was established in 1993 with the objective to promote and support national development

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Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: Well Worth the Paper They Aren’t Written On

Trading across borders is a notoriously complex process, highly dependent on paper documents — despite decades-long efforts to digitalise. A cross-border transaction involves multiple actors and, on average, the exchange of 27 documents. All of this makes trade expensive, slow,

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UAE’s Economic Progress to Extend Beyond Post-Oil Era

Nearly seven years ago, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan provided a glimpse of what the future holds for the UAE. “In 50 years, when we might have the last barrel of oil, the question is: When

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IMF: Turbulence and the Lessons of History

Opportunities are born of crisis, but the lines that connect them are far from direct Events of recent years, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, have forced all of us to confront some of the

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What You Need to Know About Stockholm+50

On 2 and 3 June 2022, world leaders and representatives from government, business, international organizations, civil society and youth will gather in Sweden for Stockholm+50 – an international meeting to drive action towards a healthy planet for the prosperity of all. The

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