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CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
10 January 2017 – The European Commission has appointed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as one of the 20 members of the newly established Group.
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Banking Environment Initiative Forum – 24 June 2014
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New green trade finance platform will support China’s Belt & Road trade initiative
December 2017 – A landmark agreement amongst Chinese stakeholders to form a pre-competitive, industry level platform for green trade finance in China was made at a high level summit convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI). China has the largest trading volumes in the world, as well as being a major importer of commodities produced around the world. Commitments to green trade finance made at this summit have the potential to trigger change of global significance.
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Blue chips and startups launch new fintech pilot for more sustainable supply chains at the One Planet Summit
12 December 2017 – Six international companies and banks and four fintech startups today announced a pioneering new initiative that will test whether blockchain and other technologies can help unlock financial incentives that reward sustainability in supply chains.
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10 recommendations for using fintech to help solve sustainability challenges in new report from CISL
November 2017 –The Fintech Taskforce, convened by CISL’s Banking Environment Initiative, today presents its recommendations on how to design collaboration between multinationals, financial institutions and starts-ups to help solve critical global challenges.
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Banking Environment Initiative welcomes HSBC
8 June 2017 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) welcomes its newest member, HSBC, to its membership of 12 global banks working to lead the banking industry in directing capital towards socially and environmentally sustainable economic development.
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Banking Environment Initiative launches discussion paper incentivising the trade of sustainably produced commodities
28 April 2016 – The paper was launched at a roundtable co-hosted by Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Global Trade Review.
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Ten international banks commit to finance sustainable agricultural commodities by 2020
3 July 2015 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.
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Professor Alexander presents key findings on the report 'Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform'
June 2015 – Professor Kern Alexander, lead author of ‘Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform: Are Environmental Risks Missing from Basel III?’ gave a 10-minute overview of the main conclusions of his report at the Cambridge Expert Dialogue in April 2015.
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Banking Environment Initiative Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit shortlisted for Financial Times Award
28 April 2015 – Trade finance product shortlisted in the finance category of the FT’s Transformational Business Awards.
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