Climate change commonly concerns financial investors through the opportunities to invest in green bonds, green sectors, environment-friendly assets.
Corporate Governance & ESG
The concept of integrated reporting originates from the idea that enterprises, especially multinationals, should not just continue disclosing financial statements to secure the trust and confidence of the markets, their shareholders and investors.
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is endorsed by the G20 and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to monitor and make recommendations about the global financial system in order to strengthen its international stability.
Institutional investors are struggling to raise yields and are seeking the niches that can balance risks with yields. Faced with renewed volatility, growing risks and a persistent weakness in returns, institutional investors are increasing their exposure to riskier assets in order to improve the performance of their investments.
Green-bonds issuance is spreading around the world at a high rate of speed. Until recently the European continent was considered the leader of the green-bonds issuance market. The European Investment Bank started issuing its first green bonds in 2007, and the World Bank followed in 2008.
The philosophy of sacrificing self-interest for the public good saw its way into the corporate world as early as the 18th century during the industrial revolution. The concept seems to have been borrowed from the philosophical, moral theory of ethical
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, until then the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, filed for bankruptcy. It was the first company of its size to fail in the history of the United States.