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Bank 2030: Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy
30 January 2020 – This report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initative (BEI) highlights the need for banks to develop an ‘active mindset’ in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Trado: New technologies to fund fairer, more transparent supply chains
17 September 2019 – There is a growing understanding of the transformative potential of harnessing digital innovation and financial technologies to improve the sustainability of global supply chains. This report details the learnings and methodology of the collaborative project Trado, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
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Understanding investments’ sustainability performance to enable more sustainable investment choices
October 2018 – The concept note proposes a new approach that would help pension beneficiaries make better decisions regarding the sustainability performance of their pensions.
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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.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
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.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
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.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
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.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
UK Treasury Minister welcomes BEI’s Fintech Taskforce
17 February 2017 – The Minister’s response came after the announcement of the Taskforce by the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) following an event hosted by CISL’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
Statement of support for the work of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
15 February 2017 – Statement issued by the members of the Banking Environment Initiative.
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News
Dr Paul Fisher appointed as Vice Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative
13 February 2017 – Dr Fisher is the Bank of England’s former Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations as well as the former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
Located in Business Action / / Banking Environment Initiative / News