The European Union made an unmissable statement in the bond market in October when it printed a €17bn debut social bond, and market experts think that the often, overlooked social part of environmental, social and governance investing is only going to become more important in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sir Paul Collier has been working in Africa for four decades and is one of the world’s leading voices on the economies of the region. He tells EMEA Finance that, while the pandemic has ravaged the continent, there are clear signs of hope for sustainable economic growth.
Is it possible to develop a capitalism with good ethics, or is that a pipe dream? Jules Evans asks whether there are any important lessons to be found in evolution and history of business run by the Quakers.
Trade fintechs Bolero and Mitigram have partnered to provide what the companies say is a significantly faster alternative to completing trade finance requests than using pen and paper, but traditional methods remain tough to shake for corporate treasurers.