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UBS and World Bank extend partnership with groundbreaking notes to help finance sustainable development efforts

United States : UBS and World Bank extend partnership with groundbreaking notes to help finance sustainable development efforts Sep 17, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — UBS announced an offering for innovative notes issued by the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) that will support IBRD’s sustainable development activities. The note will, for the first time, link to The Global Sustainability Signatories Index 7.5% VC ER (the “Index”), which provides exposure to up to 100 UN…

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World Bank Offers New Sustainable Growth Bonds for Investors in Switzerland

Switzerland,United States : World Bank Offers New Sustainable Growth Bonds for Investors in Switzerland Sep 15, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has launched a new series of bonds in Switzerland that directly link investors to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Returns are linked to the performance of companies advancing global development priorities set out in the SDGs, including climate, gender, and health. Banque SYZ SA is the…

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Sub Sahara’s reliance on commodities not sustainable – expert

Emerging Markets Economist at Stanlib South Africa, Kganya Kgare has said that while the Gross Domestic Product of the Sub-Saharan region remains positive, it will not keep up as long as the continent relies much on commodities. Kgare made the sentiment last week when presenting at the Botswana Economic and Investment forum held in the capital Gaborone. “We need proper policies, investment instruments to get the GDP numbers growing”, said Kgare. Compared to other regional players, Botswana he said is…

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Fiji’s Pearl Pioneer Leads The Way In Sustainable Luxury

The J. Hunter pearl farms provide jobs for local people. According to a UN report, it is estimated that fisheries and aquaculture contribute $100 billion per year and about 260 million jobs to the global economy.   From the serene environs of Vanua Levu, Justin Hunter’s uniquely hued pearls in green, blue, chocolate, aubergine, gold, burgundy and more, are not just selling Fiji’s story to the world. But setting an example for promoting sustainable luxury among ethical consumers, thereby…

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Developing an Appropriate and Sustainable Business Plan for an API Portal, 2018 – Identifies Six Business Use Cases and Models of Deployment – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 6, 2018–The “Developing an Appropriate and Sustainable Business Plan for an API Portal” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The new report identifies six business use cases and models of deployment of application programming interface (API) portals in order of increasing difficulty and cost of deployment. The report documents the opportunities and challenges associated with developing an API portal for open banking or other purposes. This report provides a short technical definition of an API, identifies and…

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Welsh Government | Why waste waste? A new sustainable hub for production in South Wales

Using a model designed to help businesses interested in setting up in Wales, the Welsh Government made a former RAF workshop available on the Welsh Government’s Picketston Business Park in St Athan. They agreed a 10 year lease at a competitive commercial rent that reflected the work needed to convert the building to make it fit for purpose. The workshop boasts a total of 4,550 sq m (49,000 sq ft) of indoor space, as well as a further 13,380 sq…

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Wells Fargo Announces $200 Billion Sustainable Financing Commitment

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 19, 2018–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today announced it will provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company also detailed its commitment to transparency in its methodology for accounting, project inclusion, and the carbon intensity of its credit portfolio, and will regularly report on the social, environmental, and economic…

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Cause Coin Creates a New Global Currency and Sustainable Economy for Nonprofit Engagement – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

CLEVELAND, Jan. 12 /CSRwire/ – Created to support a massive global marketplace for Nonprofits, this ecological token will empower the masses to do good and be rewarded for their participation.  It is intended as a social support and tangible engagement asset, as it is the first and only currency of its kind. Passion driven organizations, such as nonprofits, require the hands of people helping people to reach social goals beyond monetary contributions.   “Cause Coin  is not about donations, as…

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Building a sustainable economy –

The year 2018 will require operators and contractors to continue to focus on becoming more efficient, more agile, more productive in all their key business activities, says PDO Managing Director, Raoul Restucci What is PDO’s outlook for 2018? Notwithstanding the recent oil price increases, Oman is projecting sustained fiscal and current account deficits and PDO will need to perform as proficiently as ever , further stepping up efforts to realise increased revenue generation. In the near-term, you can expect PDO…

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FPA – Research Important For Sustainable Development

Fendell – The World Bank Liberia Country Manager, Larisa Leshchenko says research and development have become the most enduring and effective means of boosting sustainable economic development and re-enforcing competitiveness in the face of rapid growth taking place between industries, countries and people in the world. Madam Leshchenko, serving as a keynote speaker at the University of Liberia Honors Program Day Symposium on Tuesday, December 12, at the University of Liberia Fendell campus, said stakeholders such as government, businesses, research…

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CPF pursues sustainable growth

Bangkok–13 Dec–CPF Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) expects the revenue in 2017 to grow 10% as expected thanks to income from overseas businesses, planning productivity enhancement to materialize its “Kitchen of the World” vision. Mr. Sooksunt Jiumjaiswanglerg, chief executive officer of CPF’s Agro Industrial Business and Co-President, CPF is guided by the vision to become a world-class food company through innovations to add the agri business’s value, business expansion, and grow overseas businesses. This is to maintain its position as…

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SYZ develops its private banking offering by launching sustainable advisory project in partnership with the World Bank

In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ is the sole distributor of the note, the first bonds in Switzerland that directly link private investors to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Returns are linked to the performance of companies advancing the global development priorities set out in the goals, including addressing climate change, ending poverty, advancing gender equality, improving health and building sustainable infrastructure. SYZ is the first private bank in Switzerland to offer this type of investment to…

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Federal National Mortgage Association : House Financial Services Committee Issues Hearing Memo on Sustainable Housing Finance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 — The House Financial Services Committee issued the following hearing memorandum: To: Members of the Committee on Financial Services From: Financial Services Committee Majority Staff Date: November 30, 2017 Subject: Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Hearing Entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform, Part IV” On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing…

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria : BBVA’s Antoni Ballabriga to represent European banks at the UN initiative for Sustainable Finance (UNEP FI)

Antoni Ballabriga, BBVA’s Global Head of Responsible Business has been chosen to represent European banks on the Global Steering Committee of the UNEP FI Sustainable Finance Forum from 2018-2020. The candidacy led by Ballabriga was the most voted of a total of eight running candidates. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a global alliance promoted by the UN in partnership with over 200 institutions, including banks, insurers & investors. UNEP FI aims to build links between…

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Assicurazioni Generali : Generali supports the launching event of the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week

Generali Group supported, alongside Natixis Global, the research project conducted by the Forum for Sustainable Finance (FFS) and Doxa, aimed at analysing the aptitudes of Italian savers and retail investors, their propensity to invest in SRI’s products and the importance conferred to social, environmental and governance themes. The results of the study were presented on the 8 of November 2017 during the opening event of the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week, at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. Promoted by…

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Cyber Security Risk Management is part of Sustainable Development Agenda

Doha Bank participated in the Fourth conference on Information Security for the financial sector under the theme ‘Cyber-hacking and its impact on the economy’ which was organized by the Qatar Central Bank on November 5th-6th, 2017 at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Doha. Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank gave the keynote speech on 5th Nov 2017 at the event. He gave insight on global and regional economies. He said ‘According to IMF Oct 2017 Outlook,…

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