The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/john-weeks/brics-bank The BRICS bank The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it. John Weeks , July 15, 2014 For many years, various officials of governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America have …

[Climate Bonds] Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week‘ Lots of activity. For a discussion of what we mean by “labelled”, see our review of 2013. Issuer …

GFI: Offshore Phantom Firms A “Hulking Presence” in Divorce Cases

  Monday, August 26, 2013 Offshore Phantom Firms A “Hulking Presence” in Divorce Cases Review of World Bank Sanctions System: A Good Start but Additional Transparency Needed Interactions between Small- and Large-Scale Corruption in China Increasing [Amicable] Cooperation on Offshore Tax Evasion Income Inequality, Wealth, and Illicit Financial Flows in …

Today, Friday, July 5, 2013 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 16th edition of its Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)

Today, Friday, July 5, 2013 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 16th edition of its Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).    To download the database, please visit the research page of the Emerging Markets ESG internet portal.  The URL is http://www.emergingmarketsesg.net/esg/2013/07/05/emerging-markets-esg-16th-edition-of-updated-database-of-contacts-in-the-field-of-socially-responsible-investment-sri-published-today-friday-july-5-2013/   The Partners for …

[Climate Bonds] AfDB to issue $500m AAA green bond in Sept/Oct; arranger still to be selected

Environmental Finance today reports that the African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to issue a US$500 million AAA green bond in September or October. This would be AfDB’s biggest green bond to date; they hope to start presenting to investors in coming weeks.The AfDB has previously raised about $400 million through …

Africa Regional Meeting Prepares Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20

Africa Regional Meeting Prepares Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20 25_October 2011: The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting was organized by UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union (AU). Participants deliberated on the themes and objectives …