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An energy self-sufficient future An energy self-sufficient future

Global technology and services provider Robert Bosch GmbH is testing a new type of highly efficient fuel cell system that generates low-emission energy and is independent of the power grid. flow reports on how a usage-based financing solution helped drive this project forward

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CASH MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise? Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise?

With interest rates at their highest level in 14 years and an inflation rate not seen for 40 years, treasurers face a situation that few have witnessed during their careers. Helen Sanders reflects on what this means for treasurers’ short-term investment strategies

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, FLOW CASE STUDIES

Roche’s new blockchain-enabled procurement-platform Roche’s new blockchain-enabled procurement-platform

What’s next for a treasury team that already excels in automation and efficiency? For Roche, the answer is to explore the use of new technology, notably blockchain, to create a new way of working with its suppliers, and signpost fundamental changes to financial markets infrastructure, as Helen Sanders reports

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Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT

Was COP 27 an ESG cop-out for treasurers? Was COP 27 an ESG cop-out for treasurers?

With geopolitical, economic and energy challenges taking centre stage, and difficult discussions on who is financing climate adaptation and mitigation, what does this mean for ESG priorities? Helen Sanders, together with Deutsche Bank’s Lavinia Bauerochse, reflect on corporate ESG strategy in the context of the recent COP 27 event

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Cities under threat Cities under threat

Although COP27 at least kept the global climate change conversation going, agreement and common frameworks still seem some way off. flow shares insights from two Deutsche Bank reports setting out some practical next steps

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FLOW CASE STUDY, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Seafarers of net zero Seafarers of net zero

Global trade depends on shipping, but the collective response to global warming also depends on the shipping industry’s ability to mitigate its environmental impact. flow’s Clarissa Dann shares the Hapag-Lloyd sustainability strategy from the corporate treasury perspective

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

Winter is coming and what will bridge the energy gap created by the recent shutdown of Russian gas supplies and challenging emissions reduction targets, asks Deutsche Bank Research. flow shares some key points of a new report on Europe’s energy crisis

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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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TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Trade and inflation: the five basic issues Trade and inflation: the five basic issues

As the world grapples with cost of living and energy security crises, inflation continues its relentless rise. Dr Rebecca Harding considers five questions around the links between inflation and trade, finding the answers in trade flow data

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE

How to manage transition to net-zero How to manage 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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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

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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TRADE FINANCE & LENDING, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

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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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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