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  • Countries are progressing too slowly on green growth

    The OECD published its Green Growth Indicators 2017 report on June 20. The report uses a uses a range of indicators covering everything from land use to CO2 productivity and innovation to show where 46 countries rank on balancing economic growth with environmental pressures over 1990......

  • Green Finance Pilot Zones and Platforms Paving the Way in China

    The Central Bank of China announced on June 16 measures to support the establishment of five green finance pilot zones. The aim of the pilot zones is to boost the development of green finance products including interest discount and tax incentives from central and local......

  • The Bank of England Responds to Climate Change

    In its Quarterly Bulletin 2017 Q2 published June 16, The Bank of England announced they will initiate a review of climate-related risks in the UK banking sector. The work will be carried out in a similar way to the assessment of insurance companies it launched......

  • Finance Matters Interviews Evita Zanuso, Director BSC

    Bio Base: London, UK Position: Director of Financial Sector and Investor Engagement, Big Society Capital (BSC) Tenure in current role: 3.5 years By: Clare McCartney Evita, please tell us a bit about your background. My background has mainly been in financial services, although my first......

  • Green and Sustainable Finance highlighted in EU’s Capital Markets Union initiative

    The mid-term review of EU’s Capital Markets Union Initiative was published on June 8th.  The report contains a section dedicated to green and sustainable finance, marking another step towards mainstreaming green finance in Europe as reported by EURACTIV’s Frédéric Simon.  Once regarded as “exotic”, sustainable......

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