EBRD’s Rudolf Putz discusses his experience delivering trade finance to emerging markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how EBRD is looking to a greener future.
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak has praised the level of financial cooperation that the G7 achieved under the UK presidency, which is coming to an end this year.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published an updated framework for responsible environmental marketing, which aims to prevent the use of misleading claims to promote “green” products and services.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Sixty-seven countries signed a landmark WTO deal set to cut the cost of global services trade by $150 billion per year.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Stagflation: Over 80% of US and UK businesses have been hit by increased costs due to inflation. The Bank of England’s (BoE) chief economist backs the case for raising interest rates, and the BoE warns that a CBDC could reduce commercial bank despotis by 20%. The U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff discusses trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic. Dr. Joanna Burch-Brown explores the EU taxonomy and the ethics of green finance. And European gas shortages are expected to push up fertiliser costs and food prices.
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. COP26 wrap-up: UK vows to become the world’s first ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’. TFG launches a new Sustainable Trade Finance Hub. A new ICC report proposes the first global framework for sustainable trade and trade finance definitions. Standard Chartered launches a new Sustainable Account solution in the UK and UAE. And UK Export Finance secures 20% budget hike, expanding support for British exporters.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: COP26 gets underway, with a Denmark-led agreement on low-carbon shipping, and a UK emissions disclosure agreement in the making.
Trade finance as an asset class has benefitted from developments in loan and debt capital markets, which have led the way in sustainable product development.
Trade finance has a significant role to play in sustainable development and ESG, which extends to addressing global challenges around climate change, human rights and biodiversity.
Trade Finance Global and the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) will shortly be hosting a live Tradecast on LinkedIn, YouTube and via webinar (tradecast).
Banks can play a frontline role in closing the sustainable trade finance gap and supporting a green recovery post-COVID-19 by embedding ESG checks, fostering collaboration and inclusion, and mainstreaming digital solutions.
ESG. Environmental, Social and Governance. Three words we hear more and more. But what does it actually mean?
18 March 2021: Private sector action to reverse the loss of biodiversity is “absolutely fundamental” to the UK’s post-pandemic economic recovery, a new cross-business forum will warn today.
LONDON, March 16, 2021. Trade Finance Global released its spring issue of Trade Finance Talks entitled ‘A pathway towards sustainable trade finance’.