Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
Ethics and Sustainability in Finance: Two Crucial Aspects To Fight Climate Change

Sustainable finance has received increasing attention from governments, organizations, and investors in recent years. New rules aiming to foster sustainable investments have been introduced in various jurisdictions, and many companies seem to be willing to prioritize sustainable… READ MORE ›

A Broader and Deeper Use of Structural Data

CFA Institute recently co-sponsored the XBRL Investor Forum 2021: Data That Delivers. SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw gave a keynote speech outlining the extensive benefits of structured data.

Crenshaw began by reflecting on the… READ MORE ›

Money in COVID Times: A perfect storm forming for central banks?

“Money in COVID Times” is an analysis of how the role of central banks in the market and the economy has changed since 2008. From this perspective, the COVID-19 situation has only exacerbated the transformation of central banks into entities that act as lender and market maker of last resort, every time markets experience a level of stress that could reverberate across money markets, including credit and financial assets used as collateral. Together, the various stratums of money markets have replaced traditional banks as a supply chain for capital markets activity.

Don’t Make Climate Promises You Can’t Keep

Investors must understand their ESG mutual funds might represent a step in the right direction, but they are not going to save the world. Their actions on the ground as consumers and voters have a much greater impact.

What a Successful COP26 Conference Would Look Like

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story.  CFA Institute’s Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM spoke with Mark Van Clieaf, Managing Director of FutureZero. In this podcast,… READ MORE ›

The Role of Institutional Investors in Clean Energy

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. CFA Institute’s Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with Mark Van Clieaf, Managing Director of FutureZero. In this podcast,… READ MORE ›

To Make Finance Sustainable We Must Look Beyond COP26

There’s a lot to be discovered in Glasgow, the host city of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). But there’s certainly no magic… READ MORE ›

More Independence Is Needed on Boards of Hong Kong SAR Companies

“Over-boarding,” which is the practice of individuals serving on several boards at the same time, is more common in Hong Kong SAR than in many other industrial markets.

Hong Kong Asserts ESG Leadership

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. CFA Institute’s Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM spoke with Grace Hui, head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong… READ MORE ›

The Beginning of the EU Sustainability Wave

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters remain at the top of the EU agenda. In the coming months, EU institutions are expected to work on several legislative files related to sustainable finance. Regulators are currently discussing the… READ MORE ›

Japanese Companies Are Waking Up to Activist Investors

Japan still has a long journey ahead to bring its corporate governance standards in line with global best practices. Nevertheless, evolution will not be stopped, and broader adoption of global best practices of corporate governance will only boost their overall performance, making Japan’s companies even more competitive and more attractive to foreign investors.

The Importance of Water Stewardship

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. CFA Institute’s Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM spoke with Matt Howard, vice president of water stewardship at The Water Council…. READ MORE ›

A Systemic Approach to Promoting Diversity

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story.  CFA Institute Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with Deborah Gilshan, founder of the 100% Club… READ MORE ›

Getting on Board with TCFD’s Climate Financial Disclosures

The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. CFA Institute Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with Curtis Ravenel, senior adviser to former Bank… READ MORE ›

Fighting Global Warming Through Carbon Markets

CFA Institute Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with CEO and co-portfolio manager of Carbon Cap Management, Michael Azlen, about carbon pricing and emissions trading systems (ETS).



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