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Catalysing Fintech for Sustainability: Lessons from multi-sector innovation

18 October 2017

October 2017 – This report presents recommendations on how to design collaboration between multinationals, financial institutions and start-ups in order to better harness fintech to help solve sustainability challenges in the real economy.

Banking Environment Initiative welcomes HSBC

2 June 2017

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.

UK Treasury Minister welcomes BEI’s Fintech Taskforce

17 February 2017

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.

Statement of support for the work of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

15 February 2017

15 February 2017 – Statement issued by the members of the Banking Environment Initiative.

Dr Paul Fisher appointed as Vice Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative

13 February 2017

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).

CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

10 January 2017

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.

CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system

20 October 2016

20 October 2016 – Today a group of leaders from 22 leading finance sector institutions met to review achievements made by the G20 to date, and to develop the priority actions needed to push forward real progress in creating a greener financial system.

Greening the finance of China’s commodity imports: Lessons from practice

7 September 2016

September 2016 – At the invitation of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the Banking Environment Initiative worked with the Chinese banking industry to ask whether it is possible to green the finance of China’s commodity imports, and thereby address the risks associated with unsustainable agricultural production.

G20 Leaders welcome 'Green Finance', supported by analysis commissioned from CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance

4 September 2016

5 September 2016 – World leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, today issued a Communiqué recognising the importance of scaling up green finance and welcoming the voluntary options put forward by the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG).

Banking Environment Initiative leads discussion on sustainable trade finance with banking industry in Jakarta, Indonesia

22 July 2016

22 July 2016 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), the banking leadership group that CISL convenes, was invited by the global banking industry’s transaction banking association, BAFT, to lead discussions on sustainable trade finance at its Indonesia Trade Finance Workshop in Jakarta today.