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North Sea energy security North Sea energy security

How did the Danish Underground Consortium finance the redevelopment of a key gas condensate field in the North Sea without abandoning its energy transition commitments? flow’s Clarissa Dann explains how Norwegian oil independent Noreco’s sustainability-linked reserve-based lending was expanded to make this possible

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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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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

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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Deutsche Bank’s inaugural Sustainability Deep Dive

Supporting your ESG journey

Click here to view Stefan Hoops, Head of Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank, explain how we are supporting clients on their sustainability journey as their Global Hausbank

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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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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT, TRADE FINANCE

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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Sustainable Finance, Regulation

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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How ESG-linked FX hedging works How ESG-linked FX hedging works

In an Economist Impact webinar supported by Deutsche Bank, two corporate treasurers shared why they chose to link their FX hedging to sustainability targets and how the programmes work. flow summarises the four key learning points

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Powering electric vehicles – the commodities impact Powering electric vehicles – the commodities impact

Electric vehicle sales are rising, and progress is underway in finding alternatives to fossil fuel-based vehicle propulsion. What does the transition to EVs mean for the minerals and metals used to reduce emissions, manufacture car batteries and develop fuel cell solutions? Clarissa Dann reports

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE

Towards 2050: the case for gas Towards 2050: the case for gas

The COP26 summit saw governments commit to achieving Net Zero by 2050, but this will prove “incredibly difficult to achieve”, a recent Deutsche Bank Research report concludes. flow’s Clarissa Dann examines why its analysts believe that although the world’s appetite for coal and oil must be cut, gas plays a vital role in keeping the lights on

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Where next in the Gulf for securities services? Where next in the Gulf for securities services?

Having bounced back from Covid-19-related shocks, liquidity in local equity and bond markets is now the priority in the Middle East as GCC economies attract overseas investors following market infrastructure reforms. Securities services in the region are also navigating ESG and digital asset developments. flow reports on discussions at The Network Forum Virtual Middle East meeting

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Five key facts on ESG finance and investment Five key facts on ESG finance and investment

A new survey from Deutsche Bank Research sheds light on what corporates and investors think about ESG and sustainable finance. flow’s Desirée Buchholz identifies five key learning points from the team’s findings

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Driving ESG initiatives through sustainable finance Driving ESG initiatives through sustainable finance

Greening the supply chain is a trend to enhance competitiveness, says Deutsche Bank’s Rachel Chia, Head of Project Finance, Renewables (Asia Pacific) in a recent interview with The Asset’s Chito Santiago. flow shares her insights

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Sustainable finance – time for action Sustainable finance – time for action

Held just after COP26 in Glasgow, the final day of the Coriolis Technologies Future of Strategy week addressed the issue of transparency in global trade and what this means for sustainability. Dr Rebecca Harding shares some reflections from her “fireside chat” with Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand

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COP26: Can companies bear the burden? COP26: Can companies bear the burden?

While governments are making announcements to reduce emissions, the responsibility to make the targets happen falls onto the corporates. flow summarises new Deutsche Bank Research demonstrating why costs are a key concern for some corporates and how finance can support the transition

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES, DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

A CLO renaissance A CLO renaissance

In the midst of the CLO market’s current ‘golden hour’, flow attended the Creditflux CLO Symposium in London, and now shares insights into both the fundamentals underpinning the market’s current success, and the intensification of demand for ESG transparency among the asset class’ investors

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Green decision-making Green decision-making

As green investment taxonomies emerge across markets, market participants are calling for regulators to create a more level playing field. But is a globally recognised and harmonised framework possible? flow reports on insights from the Sibos 2021 conference panel session

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, REGULATION

Journey to green in ESG transformation Journey to green in ESG transformation

As capital pours into ESG investing, how are regulatory frameworks developing to support this growth? flow’s Clarissa Dann focuses on key points from dbSustainability Research analysis

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New face of trade New face of trade

Trade economist Rebecca Harding examines how Covid-induced patterns of shifting work and consumption have increased supply chain scrutiny and highlighted critical export flows

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Securities services, Macro and markets

What ESG means for funds in Apac What ESG means for funds in Apac

The latest event in the series “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, considered what Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors mean for funds in Asia. flow reports

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Easier energy Easier energy

NRG Energy is at the centre of transforming businesses and communities by helping them buy clean energy in a way that is simple and tailored to their needs. flow’s Janet Du Chenne explores how the company’s own transformation is enabling this initiative

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Trade beyond Covid-19 Trade beyond Covid-19

As the world learns to live with Covid-19 and global trade flows pick themselves up again, will there be the cooperation needed to avert ongoing trade wars and support fragile supply chains? Rebecca Harding shares her findings

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Taiwan’s green energy revolution Taiwan’s green energy revolution

By attracting international corporates and financing with a partnership approach to offshore wind farms, Taiwan is driving renewable energy growth. flow’s Clarissa Dann provides an overview of two large, syndicated export credit agency deals

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How should banks drive the ESG agenda? How should banks drive the ESG agenda?

How should banks support corporate clients with their environmental, social and governance issues? Should they be involved in setting the client’s targets? These and many other issues were addressed in a keynote session at the 2021 ACT virtual conference

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The golden touch The golden touch

Gold has seen its value soar during Covid-19. But what happens when its top-producing countries go into lockdown? Peter Steenkamp, CEO of South Africa’s Harmony Gold, tells flow’s Janet Du Chenne how the company is engaging investors amid the pandemic

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