Deepesh Patel, editorial director at Trade Finance Global (TFG), has been appointed to the ESG Committee at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA).
After another tumultuous year for trade finance in 2021, the industry is set to face a number of challenges – both old and new – as we head into 2022.
BAFT is the leading financial services association for international transaction banking. In his new role, Stevenson will lead BAFT’s trade-focused policy, practices, and education initiatives, and support its trade-related councils and committees.
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) has today launched the Sustainable Trade Finance Hub during COP26.
Speaking to Trade Finance Global, Pillow said she has overseen major changes as head of communication at ITFA, not just in the way the association presents itself, but also in terms of its reach and scope.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a new report setting out proposals to tackle the challenge of defining and setting common standards for sustainable trade and trade finance.
Baris Kalay, head of trade and supply chain finance for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Bank of America, caught up with TFG’s Deepesh Patel at ITFA’s Annual Conference held in Bristol, England.
On the eve of COP26 – the biggest climate summit of the year – the world is more focused than ever on reducing carbon emissions, and on the role that individual companies can play in tackling climate change.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: The UK agrees to a historic trade deal with New Zealand – among the first of such deals in the post-Brexit era. A new ICC report estimates that full digitalisation could add $9 trillion to G7 trade by 2026. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) offers more details on its synthetic LIBOR plans. Macquarie strengthens its position as a global shipping lender, with a total market value of over $3 billion. And we hear from ITFA’s Andre Casterman and Johanna Wissing on fintech and ESG for trade finance respectively.
The pandemic and the ensuing disruptions in how the world produces, transports, stores, and consumes bulk commodities is placing physical inventory control and monitoring in the cross-hairs of revolutionary change.… read more →
While some in trade finance struggle with green fatigue, ITFA’s Johanna Wissing isn’t one of them.
The magnitude and pressure around climate change and the United Nations (UN) agenda can give an opportunity to make a joint effort to transform supply chains more sustainable.
We have just completed the marathon that is virtual Sibos – a festival of trade, treasury, and payments. So what better way to celebrate than to be joined by the CEO of the Banks Association for Financing Trade (BAFT), Tod Burwell.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. TFG launched a brand new app, Global trade finance gap hits new all-time high of $1.7tn due to COVID-19, business failures to increase by 32% states Euler Hermes, Standard Chartered research shows companies in Europe, North America are doubling down on supply chain resilience and Contour partners with Shenzhen FinTech Institute of the People’s Bank of China to increase trade digitisation across Asia