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January 2019 5 Min Read

Smart Cities Open Up a Range of Benefits for Citizens

By effectively employing technology, smart cities can develop new systems and processes that can not only improve the lives of citizens, but also create new commercial opportunities for businesses. Citizens can look forward to more convenient and efficient...

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January 2019 7 Min Read

In Treasury We Care Too

The environment is still top of the global agenda as climate change continues to be a major cause for concern and the reason why numerous natural disasters and extreme weather events happen. At the same time, the push for Corporate Social Responsibility is gathering...

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November 2018 6 Min Read

Going Green with Bonds

The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals set ambitious targets for transitioning to a low carbon global economy, including keeping the rise in the global temperature to well below two degrees Celsius. The International Finance Corporation (IFC)...

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November 2018 19 Min Read

How a Macroeconomic Watershed is Leading to Microeconomic Opportunities

The world economy is arguably at a historical watershed. Think of an accelerated industrial revolution, rapidly developing new technology and a big shift in economic power from West to East. These trends are widely accepted, although their magnitude and speed may not...

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October 2018 6 Min Read

Riding the CSR Wave: Green Bond Issuance at Thames Tideway

Thames Tideway is the largest issuer of green bonds in sterling and holds the joint-highest Green Evaluation score awarded to date by S&P globally. In this case study, Darren White, Head of Environmental Sustainability at the company, and Ines Faden, Treasurer,...

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June 2018 23 Min Read

When Will CSR Become BAU for Treasurers?

More and more treasurers are getting involved in CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives. Not only financing them but also embedding them into treasury processes and spearheading departmental sustainability projects. Nevertheless, CSR is not yet considered...

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April 2018 7 Min Read

What Makes a Payables Finance Programme Successful?

In an increasingly competitive supply chain finance ecosystem – consisting of banks, non-banks, and a combination of the two – what makes a payables finance programme ‘successful’? And how can corporate treasurers select an effective provider? Anil Walia,...