Sustainable finance

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Sustainable finance in troubling times: five actions to prevent a crisis

Sustainable finance ended 2018 on a high. Never before has so much capital been committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. But financial markets also entered an unnerving cycle. If we are not careful, growing financial turbulence could divert attention away from the urgent need to scale up investment in climate action and

The Extinction Rebellion: How Sustainable Finance Can Help Save The Planet

Parts of London were brought to a standstill by the Extinction Rebellionlast week. The protesters seek to bring to the public’s attention the ticking time bomb that the human race faces by not addressing climate change seriously or quickly enough. The Extinction Rebellion is more an orderly assembly of rational modest citizens, many of whom have

Social Enterprises Get Boost From European Parliament

At the beginning of July, the European Parliament voted in favour of creating a label for social enterprises. The 77% majority sends a strong signal that Europe is ready to give further recognition of social and solidarity-based enterprises. The vote came after the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Employment and

Sustainable Investors Need to Know Their Impact

Jackie Robinson, an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to compete in Major League Baseball once said ‘A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives’. Impact is nowadays a quintessential component of our society and more recently, the recurring mantra for investors, who rank it at the same level of importance as returns. Impact investment per