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Sibos: Banks readying to execute on sustainability goals
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Sibos: Banks readying to execute on sustainability goals

This year’s Sibos conference in Amsterdam lifted the lid on how banks are grappling to become more sustainable and ...

Banks set to deliver on $369 Billion climate act
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Banks set to deliver on $369 billion climate act

The $369 billion “climate action bill” that the US has just passed into law is positive news for banks committed to ...

Drive for sustainability ushers in new role for banks
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Drive for sustainability ushers in new role for banks

The drive for sustainability will force banks to radically change their relationships with many of their key corporate ...

Six steps to help banks reach net-zero
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Six steps to help banks reach net-zero

It’s fantastic that banks are taking the lead in the fight against climate change. Over 50 banks from across the world ...

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Four steps for banks to master sustainable lending

Public pledges by HSBC, ING and UBS to curb their funding of fossil fuel production are welcome signs that the shift to ...

New ESG rules are good news for banks
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New ESG ratings rules are good news for banks

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings are essential for banks and the companies they fund. But too often ...

Shift to green could be worth trillions for banks
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Shift to green could be worth trillions for banks

It’s important but not critical.  That’s been the dominant narrative around sustainability.  Until now, that is. There ...

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Winds of change: How climate risk is shifting regulatory roles

Executive Summary Central banks and regulators around the world know climate risk constitutes a growing risk to ...

Data-lite: How technology can fix green finance’s biggest challenge
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Data-lite: How technology can fix green finance’s biggest challenge

This series of blogs looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with green finance in Southeast Asia, and ...

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Peter Beardshaw

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Global Financial Services Sustainability Lead