long term finance

Putting Denmark’s wealth to work to fight climate change – Institutional Investor – 10/10/2016

Danish pension fund PKA announces its latest ESG commitment in a United Nations-inspired Sustainable Development Goals fund

Source:  Institutional Investor, 2016/10/10

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ecuador reheats oil export tax in climate pitch

The smallest member of OPEC, a club of oil-producing countries, Ecuador is calling for a global levy to raise funds for climate projects in the developing world. A 3-5% tax on every barrel of oil exported to the developed world could raise US$30 billion a year for the UN-backed Green Climate Fund, Daniel Ortega Pacheco [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Taking a longer-term perspective – Speech by Jaime Caruana

Speech by Jaime Caruana (General Manager, Bank for International Settlements) on the occasion of the Bank’s Annual General Meeting

Source:  Bank for International Settlements (BIS), 2015/06/28

By |June 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Low rates fuelling global financial, debt, growth instability: BIS

Global interest rates are too low and pose a rapidly growing risk to financial stability and economic growth, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

Source:  Reuters, 2015/06/28

By |June 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Integrating ESG into Sovereign Bond Portfolios

Summary: - Market-value-weighted portfolios give more weight to riskier issuers, e.g., those that issue more debt. - Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) weighting is an alternative way to construct a portfolio that looks at the sustainability of a country with a view focused on the long term. - ESG weighting [...]

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |