Life, concept, inner beings, outer shell is worn out, motivates, every day, extreme, circumstancesThe concept of life has always fascinated me. Why are we here? Where do our inner beings go when the outer shell is worn out? What motivates us to get up every day and keep going, even in the most extreme circumstances? Written by Liz Pfeuti. 

Private, companies, private companies, new era, transparency, ESG right direction, investment, sustainability, Kerry Stares

Private companies face increasing pressure to improve their ESG practices, but many are viewing it as an investment for the future and an opportunity to attract talent and access cheaper, sustainability-linked finance, writes Kerry Stares, partner and director of responsible business at Charles Russell Speechlys.

EU, Ecolabel, financial, market, successful, The Ecolabel for retail financial products would be a key tool for strengthening confidence in sustainable finance, writes Julie Pelcé, managing associate, CMS Luxembourg.

Opinion, Getting away, financial servicesA few years ago, I spoke to a financial services lawyer who said he’d do away with the whole concept of regulation within our sector. We had just marked a decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and a global pandemic was, at best, a footnote on most institutional risk reports. Written by Liz Pfeuti. 

rising, risks, biodiversity, EU, law, landAn incoming EU law banning the sale of products made or based on land that was deforested shows how companies have to accelerate biodiversity policies, says Arne Philipp Klug, biodiversity director at MSCI.

ESG, rating, market, failure, urgent, UK, regulatorsThe UK financial regulator - now scrutinising ESG ratings providers - must realise the stakes are much higher than exaggerated environmental claims for investment products, says Daniel Klier, CEO of ESG Book and former global head of sustainability at HSBC.

investors, reassess, Silicon Valley Bank, bank collapse, banksWith the failure of the US bank Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) this week, we saw the largest banking collapse since the financial crisis of 2008, sending alarm bells ringing across financial markets. By Arun Sai, senior multi asset strategist at Pictet Asset Management.

voting, digital, transformation, 2023, seasonDigital proxy voting technology can help companies move beyond ESG box-ticking, says Jonathan Smalley of Proxymity.


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Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.

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