Over the past two years CFA Institute and the Principles for Responsible Investment have gone around the world o better understand the current state of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration.
Creditor factoring generally delays payments to creditors to fund a company’s operations. While such arrangements may help companies in smoothing operating cashflow volatility, often it is used as a last resort to manage liquidity problems. Investors find out about this practice only when “other items” in current liabilities become too big to miss when it may be too late to take action.
The recent IPO of uber has been fascinating in terms of its relevance to many of the issues currently concerning participants in the public capital markets space. Is the capital raising ecosystem is still somehow out of kilter?
The content in this blog is based on a CFA-PRI survey of 1,100 financial professionals, mainly CFA members, from around the world, as well as workshops in 17 markets, as part of a best-practice report.
Since my last blog on the issue, the topic of finance and climate change has risen to headline news, thanks to the Extinction Rebellion protests, including near the CFA Institute London offices at Bank Junction.
At long last, a company’s lease obligations – formerly buried in the back of the footnotes of the financial statements – are moving front and center onto the balance sheet
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