Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
Border-Free Savings, Stakeholder Capitalism and Supervisory Convergence: Key Issues and Updates from the EU

The EU-focused podcast hosted by our Head of Advocacy, EMEA, Josina Kamerling has a new name and look, but its mission is the same: bring you insights and analysis on the economic and policy developments within the… READ MORE ›

Stakeholder Engagement in Company Decisions: Lessons from the German Corporate Governance Model

Summary of a CFA Institute webinar focused on employee co-determination, which is a practice that is required by law in Germany.

Casting a Critical Eye at Sustainability and ESG Investing

Discussion with Ken Pucker on the challenges facing sustainable finance; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing; and impact accounting.

Plastics in Every Sector of the Economy

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 Gabriel Thoumi, Head of the Plastics Program and Director of… READ MORE ›

A Quantitative Approach to Sustainable Investing

Because millions of data points on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are created each day, the challenges lie not in the limitations of the data but on how to treat and make sense of it. This is where quantitative tools can help distinguish signal from noise.

Border-Free Savings, Stakeholder Capitalism, and Supervisory Convergence: Key Issues and Updates from the EU

"Lets Talk EU" added three new episodes, focusing on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) regulation that took effect in January. These podcasts examine what the EU could learn from the German stakeholder capitalism model as well as the key challenge that the European Commission needs to solve: supervisory convergence.

Wirecard Scandal Spurs European Commission Consult to Enhance the Quality and Reliability of Corporate Reporting in Europe

The implosion of Germany’s Wirecard has demonstrated that those parties – management, the audit committee and board, auditors, audit regulators, and corporate reporting regulators – investors compensate and rely upon to look after their capital investments failed them on multiple levels in the European Union’s (EU’s) largest economy.

Sustainability, Uncorked

Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with Sandra Taylor, founder and president of Sustainable Business International. In this podcast, Taylor discusses sustainable agriculture and integrating sustainable practices into business strategy.

Stakeholder Capitalism in Action: Is it possible to reconcile the stakeholder governance model with traditional shareholder interests?

As the EU is discussing the form and the substance of its awaited sustainable corporate governance framework, the debate is naturally raging on the nature of capitalism the EU wishes to uphold. The EU prides itself on… READ MORE ›

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 ›



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