Deepesh Patel, editorial director at Trade Finance Global (TFG), has been appointed to the ESG Committee at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA).
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.
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 this year’s biggest climate conference, COP26, now behind us, 2021 may turn out to be a landmark year for raising awareness of green finance.
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Over the last two weeks, the UK has been at the forefront of some of the biggest announcements to come out of COP26.
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.
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak today presented his Autumn Budget of 2021 to the UK House of Commons.
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.
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.
An introduction to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sustainable Trade Finance working group
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The UK hits its first vaccine target, though new quarantine hotels expected to bring disruption. Italy swears in former ECB president Mario Draghi as its new prime minister. Sussexes expecting a second child.
We take a look at the role of multilaterals and public-private partnerships can help the trade finance community achieve sustainability objectives.
The Business Plan outlined new objectives that will allow UKEF to adapt its support for SMEs, help businesses across all the regions of the UK, access UKEF products, and focus its activity on sectors and countries.