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?
UK Business & Biodiversity Forum (UKBBF) formed ahead of COP26 to combat biodiversity losses, worth $33tn per year
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’.
Comprehensive and accessible data can empower stakeholders when it comes to going green
An introduction to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sustainable Trade Finance working group
A five step action plan for stopping the destruction of our most valuable ecosystems
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what are the key financing trends?
As we begin to imagine what a “new normal” may look like, ECAs will need to remember their role as catalysts for global recovery
SWIFT KYC Registry to use ICC Sustainable Trade Finance Guidelines to standardise ESG due diligence process
SWIFT announces today that its KYC Registry will become the first global utility to integrate the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Sustainable Trade Finance Guidelines, making it easier for financial institutions to identify environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in their supply chains.