Ghana investments overview

Ghana Investments Overview

The renewable energy sector in Ghana and more broadly, Ghana as an investment destination. Renewable Energy Investments in Ghana’s renewable energy sector over the last decade has reached $2 billion according to the Head of Research and Business Unit at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Eugenia Okyere. Making the assertion at the 7th Ghana […]

LuxSE

EU Brings Historic EUR 12bn Inaugural Green Bond to LuxSE

In the presence of EU Commissioner in charge of Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn and Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) marked the listing of the European Commission’s inaugural green bond on Tuesday. The EUR 12 billion bond is the world’s largest green bond issued to date. The green bond […]

Makor Group

Makor Group Announces Series A Raise At $200m Valuation

Makor Group, an international agency brokerage group trading all asset classes, has entered last November 2020 into a strategic alliance with Churchill Capital, a global firm specialized in trading and advisory services, with offices in Monaco. With the present addition of Churchill Capital’s experienced team of equity analysts, traders and salespeople spread over its European, Asia-Pacific and […]

Financial market

Societal Questions Can’t Be Answered By Financial Markets Alone

Despite obvious uncertainty, clear themes are developing in the regulation of crypto and digital assets. Crypto isn’t specifically regulated, however, with regulators at pains to say that financial regulation is ‘technology neutral’. But regulators do consistently focus on a couple of big points. First is deciding what is and isn’t regulated – the regulatory perimeter. Utility […]

temperature rise

COP26 Warning: World’s Listed Companies Causing Global Temperature Rise of 3°C

The Paris Agreement climate targets are increasingly out of reach as the world’s publicly listed companies will cause global temperatures to rise by 3°C, according to the latest MSCI Net-Zero Tracker. With less than 10% of public companies aligned with a 1.5°C temperature rise threshold, the global carbon budget to limit global warming to 1.5°C […]

Climate litigation

Climate Change Litigation: The Case For Better Disclosure And Targets

The Appetite (And Success) For Climate Litigation Cases Is Arguably Growing As the effects of climate change are realized and the global push toward decarbonization accelerates, various stakeholders -including nongovernmental organizations, investors, and communities- are increasingly turning to litigation according to some scholars on the topic. Indeed, the number of climate change-related court cases filed […]

Impact-Weighted Accounts

Havard Impact-Weighted Accounts Project

The mission of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project is to drive the creation of financial accounts that reflect a company’s financial, social, and environmental performance. The ambition is to create accounting statements that transparently capture external impacts in a way that drives investor and managerial decision making. Why Impact-Weighted Accounts? Reimagining capitalism is an imperative. We […]

EBA ESG RISKS

EBA Updates Risk Assessment Guides and Tool

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published an updated list of indicators for risk assessment and risk analysis tools, together with the accompanying methodological guide. Without adding any reporting burden neither on reporting institutions nor on competent authorities, this guidance describes how risk indicators are computed in EBA publications and allows competent authorities and users of […]

circular plastics economy

Need for Multibillion-Dollar Capital Spending to Achieve a “Circular Plastics Economy” by 2050

Findings by new Circular Plastics Service suggest that a pathway to meeting ambitious societal goals exists by rebalancing investment away from new manufacturing capacity and towards both mechanical and chemical recycling facilities. Ambitious goals for attaining a circular plastics economy could be achieved by shifting a portion of the future investment required to meet the growing demand […]

sustainable investment asset owners

Sustainable Investment Is Now Standard According To Global Asset Owners’ Survey

FTSE Russell, the global index, data and analytics provider, has published the results of its annual surveyexamining how sustainable investment is perceived, considered and used by asset owners around the world – Sustainable Investment: 2021 global survey findings from asset owners. For many years, FTSE Russell has conducted these asset owner surveys on ESG considerations […]