Financial Sector

Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies
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by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

My Journey on the Road Less Traveled (From a Scottish Univ to Impact Investing in NYC)

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by Elizabeth di Bonaventura, Senior Institutional Relationship Associate, Domini Impact Investments. 

The road less traveled has always been the path I’ve found myself on in life, whether intentionally or not. As a young girl, I did not grow up believing that I would have a career in finance. I was beguiled by misconceptions that the field was too difficult and the bar for entry too insurmountably high. Even more daunting was the lack of representation of women within the financial sector.

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
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“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

Transparency in the Financial Sector: Cloudy Days Ahead? - The Minute

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Since 2008, many rules and laws have been put in place throughout the financial sector to prevent another global economic meltdown. The trend has been to increase transparency through more—and tougher—regulation. From stress tests for banks to the Dodd-Frank bill’s provisions to control financial risk, from new rules about fiduciary duties by investment advisors to requirements for large global banks to hold more capital, the global financial system has been pointed to more open practices.

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

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