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Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change

Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change

Banking giant HSBC has pledged US$100 billion (£76 billion) to “fight climate change”, to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years. It also commits to increasing its own use of renewable energy and to reducing its funding of coal projects. HSBC is following a growing trend among investment banks which includes a […] … learn more→

Responsible green finance: can investors make a real social impact?

Responsible green finance: can investors make a real social impact?

At the beginning of 2017, France announced the launch of its green bonds scheme. A green bond is like a conventional bond, but one issued specifically to fund an environmental project. The amount, not yet officially revealed, could be counted in billions of euros, thus constituting the first green sovereign borrowing scheme on this scale […] … learn more→