Tag: sustainability

S&P Global Ratings assesses the scaling up of climate finance a year after Paris

In a new report released at the 22nd annual UN Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, S&P Global Ratings reflects on the climate financing that has been achieved since the Paris Agreement in December 2015, and what more will be required to meet the Agreement’s aim of reducing global temperature rises. The comprehensive report shows that …

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For Environmental Finance, S&P’s Michael Wilkins discusses why two new assessment products could boost green investment

In a recent article for Environmental Finance, Michael Wilkins managing director and head of environmental & climate risk research at S&P Global Ratings, discusses why two new assessment tools will increase green bond issuance by bringing much needed transparency and standardisation to the market.   In his article, Wilkins explains that while investors are increasingly …

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S&P proposes new sustainable financing tools

The environmental impact of a project is becoming an increasingly important factor to investors seeking new places to put their money – in large part due to increasing climate change policies that are “putting a price on carbon” globally. However, there is a significant gap between the demand for “green financing” tools – that is, …

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Ruediger Senft outlines Commerzbank’s commitment to sustainable trade in the UN’s flagship corporate sustainability publication

  In an exclusive contribution to the United Nations 2016 Global Compact Yearbook, Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Commerzbank, shows how trade can support sustainable development in the world economy. His article, ‘Sustainable Trade and the Role of the Banking Industry’, highlights the key role financial institutions can play in ensuring that the …

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Commerzbank welcomes new Global Head in its new edition of FI.News

Commerzbank has released the latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, available in interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates. This edition welcomes Dr. Bernd Laber, the new Global Head of Transaction Services and Financial Institutions. In his debut …

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Commerzbank’s experts talk to the FT’s The Banker about the importance of sustainable trade

In a video interview with The Banker – published by the Financial Times – Commerzbank’s experts, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade, and Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Responsibility, discuss how financial institutions play a decisive part in driving sustainability in world trade. Referring to a recent Commerzbank report, Insights: Scenarios for the Future of …

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A growing, sustainable Bangladesh depends on the banks, writes Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost in Global Banking and Finance Review

Writing for leading magazine, Global Banking and Finance Review, Alexander Rost, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN at Commerzbank, stresses that diversified and higher-value export trade is crucial to ensuring that Bangladesh continues on its promising development path. Key to this will be collaboration between local and global banks – those institutions with the infrastructure …

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Commerzbank’s sustainable trade report makes a splash in the specialist press

The future of a sustainable world economy depends on mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks to trade. Commerzbank, having produced a major new report in March 2015 that identified the drivers of sustainable trade, has followed up with a second report on the subject this year. Titled Insights: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Trade, …

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Commerzbank launches October issue of FI.News at Sibos

Commerzbank has released its latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, which is available in both print and interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates. This edition focuses on the “conundrum” of compliance in the financial world – how to …

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Deutsche Bank releases research on how supply chain financing strengthens trade

In its recent whitepaper, Deutsche Bank explores how supply chain finance solutions offer an internal, secure source of funding that strengthens rather than weakens the supply chain environment, guarantees ethical financial treatment of trading counterparts of all sizes, and optimises use of working capital. The whitepaper explains how these solutions offer the following benefits- and how such …

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