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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

UK election 2024: What the manifestos mean for sustainability

The UK general election will take place on July 4, with each party championing different priorities when it comes to the future of the country. Along with the many needs of a nation, one glaring main concern of each platform should be their sustainable development goals and climate focus for the future. Dominic Rowles, lead ESG analyst at Hargreav...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

London’s abuzz with Climate Action Week 2024

June 22-29 celebrates London Climate Action Week (LCAW), a week of events, conferences, seminars, and discussions about the future of the City of London in its approach to climate change mitigation. The events taking place all over the city this week range from panel sessions and webinars to carbon literacy workshops and park tours. Making moves B...

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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton Contributing Editor at Finextra Research

Why treasury teams should help lead sustainability policies and reporting

Corporate finance and treasury teams need to be ready, willing, and able to assist – rather than simply rail against – compliance with new carbon and methane emissions reporting requirements, and even consider assisting their companies’ response to social impacts and related regulations, explained sustainable investment expert Taylor Anderson. And...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

Greenhushing: How will it impact sustainability efforts in financial services?

We have all heard of greenwashing – when companies lie or exaggerate their sustainable efforts to gain ESG brownie points and falsely reassure customers of their dedication to the environment, there is a new term that companies are getting the hots for called greenhushing. This terrible name for an even worse activity is when companies simply will...

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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton Contributing Editor at Finextra Research

Levelling the playing field for sustainable, green investments

“Our point is now, the real place this world is going is not back to 1950. In fact, we're going to a clean world, a sustainable, a healthy world, and a safe world. That's where we're going. And it's inevitable. So, you might as well get on the train and make some money.” That’s Tom Steyer’s message, in response to an audience question on the role ...

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

What will the UK climate fintech space look like in 2035?

This is an extract from the recently published report, 'The Future of UK Fintech - 2015-2035'. 2006 ‘The Economics of Change – The Stern Review’ released by Nicholas Stern: the report assessed a wide range of evidence on the impacts of climate change and on the economic costs. The conclusion of the study is that the benefit of a strong and early ac...

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How fintechs can help build a new climate-centric financial architecture for Africa

During last year’s COP28 summit in Dubai, African political and financial leaders spoke extensively about how important financing will be in ensuring that Africa’s future is a climate-resilient one. One of the more ambitious proposals for ensuring that this financing plays the role it should, came from Wale Shonibare, director for energy, financia...

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Katie Blum

Katie Blum Principal at Holtara

Where will ESG stand in financial services in 2024?

The evolution of ESG from buzzword to a fundamental aspect of decision-making for businesses and investors alike has reached a critical juncture as we enter 2024. The ESG landscape, shaped by the rise of responsible business practices and countered by the anti-ESG movement in 2023, is poised to challenge prevailing narratives around sustainability...

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Daniel Klier

Daniel Klier CEO at ESG Book

Forget COP: Why financial markets must advocate for ESG

Experts warn 2024 could take us into uncharted climate territory, pushing temperature rises beyond the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius. These stakes demand one thing: there must be no more COPs where corporate emissions, as the main driver of the climate crises, are not meaningfully addressed. Oil and gas majors remain the biggest offenders, but ...

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Lukky Ahmed

Lukky Ahmed CEO at Climate X

COP28: Why climate science is critical for banking regulation

Science is at the heart of COP28 Against a backdrop of record global temperatures and associated extreme weather events, climate diplomats from 198 countries are wrapping up intense negotiations at COP28, the biggest U.N. climate summit to date. A major feature of the summit has been the completion of the first ‘global stocktake’ of progress towar...

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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton Contributing Editor at Finextra Research

What are the top COP28 takeaways for banks – thus far?

Amid all of the high hopes and sometimes lofty or overstated goals, achievements, and elusive dreams of the COP28 conference, continuing through to the 12th of December, financial services remained one of the top industries to watch. Noted by environmental scientists and experts the world over as key influencers of potential action, on their own p...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

What is the carbon market and how does it work?

The carbon market is a complex and often convoluted industry that has emerged in recent years amid the ESG and sustainability boom that has rocked the financial services sector. Numerous new carbon accounting start-ups have emerged that have contributed to the carbon market, which calculate the carbon emissions that a company is making and advise o...

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