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Transforming Ghana’s railway infrastructure Transforming Ghana’s railway infrastructure

In many developing economies, growth relies on cross-border trade aided by robust logistics infrastructure. flow’s Clarissa Dann looks at a remarkable collaboration between international banks and export credit agencies to help Ghana improve its rail network and remove freight and passengers from the roads

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How to manage the transition to net-zero How to manage the transition to net-zero

As economies around the world pledge their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, companies need to step up their decarbonisation plans. Deutsche Bank’s Lavinia Bauerochse reflects on how this is changing the role of banks and why transition is becoming a core element in client conversations

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Towards COP27: The financial sector as a key driver of change Towards COP27: The financial sector as a key driver of change

John W. H. Denton, Secretary General of the ICC explains why COP27 must deliver on climate finance and the vital role of the financial sector in achieving the Paris Agreement goals

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Tackling the lack of ESG data Tackling the lack of ESG data

As more investors steer capital to companies with credible sustainability strategies, corporates need to ramp up their ESG reporting. But accessing the relevant data is difficult, reports flow’s Desirée Buchholz. How can this challenge be addressed?

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New rails for export finance? New rails for export finance?

Export credit agencies, governments, insurers, banks and contractors need to work together to make key net-zero projects happen, particularly in emerging markets

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India’s path to net zero India’s path to net zero

India has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2070 – seemingly a less stringent target than those set by other major economies. However, for an emerging economy of 1.4 billion citizens where energy demand keeps rising, strong partnerships, innovation and finance are key to making this happen, reports Deutsche Bank’s Sreenath Vakkaleri

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Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission

German wood panel producer Pfleiderer wants to further increase the share of recycled material used in its production. This is not only an essential part of the companies’ ESG strategy, but also relevant for its first sustainability-linked bond, Dr. Mani Herold, CFO, and Carsten Linker, Head of Treasury, tell flow’s Desiree Buchholz

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Trade’s sustainability challenge Trade’s sustainability challenge

The majority of world trade is unsustainable, and where it is not, it is a symptom of under-development, says trade economist Rebecca Harding. She shares her methodology for a trade sustainability score and demonstrates why trade policy needs to change

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Creating a path for sustainable supply chains Creating a path for sustainable supply chains

Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia summarises key frameworks supporting transition to net zero emissions and explains how banks are helping through innovative products in the supply chain finance space

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Paving the road to net-zero Paving the road to net-zero

Finance for critical ESG-aligned infrastructure is underway but the journey has only just begun. In an interview, Deutsche Bank’s Claire Coustar, Emily Kreps and Thalia Delahayes share insights on how carbon pricing, the focus on natural capital and regulation are shaping project finance

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Farewell to hydrocarbons Farewell to hydrocarbons

The Ukraine crisis has highlighted Europe’s dependence on Russia for gas while diverting attention from the wider issue of delivering on COP26 net zero pledges. Trade economist Rebecca Harding analyses the trade flows and explains how clean energy supply chains are also highly interconnected

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EU tightens the ESG reins in supply chains EU tightens the ESG reins in supply chains

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation to foster sustainability in corporate supply chains. If enacted, companies will be required to ensure that human rights are respected, and environmental impacts are reduced in their own operations and value chains. flow’s Desirée Buchholz examines what this means in practice

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Eight ESG trends to watch in 2022 Eight ESG trends to watch in 2022

As new ESG regulations and reporting regimes come into force, navigating the transition becomes key; but greenflation could undermine the best of intentions. What are the most important sustainability trends corporates need to watch? flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports

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More Treasurers are facing key ESG challenges

Meeting the growing list of environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements is having a greater impact than any other treasury issue, a new survey by Economist Impact reveals. flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports why regulation is a double-edged sword for companies – and what could ease the burden

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Asia’s ESG balancing act Asia’s ESG balancing act

With Asia proving the most resilient component of the world’s economic engine during the pandemic, can it maintain trade-led growth that accommodates economic, social and governance (ESG) considerations? flow reviews GTR Asia’s recent virtual conference that considered this issue

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