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The Time To Act On Inclusive Finance Is Now

Aurelie L'Hostis May 17, 2022
To drive inclusive finance, financial services firms need to offer suitable, accessible, fair, and equitable (SAFE) financial products and services.
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The Risk Of Greenwashing: One Step Forward For The Cause, Two Steps Back For The Environment

Alla Valente April 21, 2022
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet.” In the leadup to the main event on April 22, it’s not unusual for scores of companies big and small and newcomers and household names in every industry to take to social media to highlight their efforts for investing in our planet. After all, […]
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UK Investors Begin To Put Their Money Behind Sustainability

Ryan Skinner April 20, 2022
The average retail investor often doesn’t know how their funds are connected to the underlying economic activity that they finance. Especially in the UK, where many or even most investors are salting away money in a managed pension fund, they will spare few thoughts to where it’s invested, provided it gives a handsome, low-risk return. […]
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Five Findings From FinovateEurope 2022

Oliwia Berdak March 25, 2022
Read the key findings from FinovateEurope 2022, including thoughts on what's hot in fintech, sustainable finance, open finance, and digital transformation.
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In 2022, Banks Are Refocusing Their Efforts On Innovation, Sustainability, And IT Improvements

Aurelie L'Hostis February 11, 2022
In 2022, banks are refocusing their efforts on innovation, sustainability, and IT improvements.
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Four Sustainable Finance Takeaways From COP26

Ryan Skinner November 19, 2021
If COP26 isn’t remembered for an ambitious deal (like Paris or Kyoto), it might be remembered as the finance COP. Learn four key takeaways for business and finance leaders.
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Rethinking The “S” In ESG: The Inclusive Finance Imperative

Aurelie L'Hostis November 10, 2021
Forward-thinking financial services firms that foster digital equity and inclusive finance through innovation to drive sustainable growth will gain a competitive advantage and grow faster.
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¿Dónde Se Encuentran Los Consumidores Mexicanos En El Espectro Del Bienestar Financiero?

Aurelie L'Hostis October 21, 2021
Incluso antes del inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19, los consumidores de México ya estaban enfrentándose a múltiples desafíos financieros y muchos se sentían preocupados por su situación financiera. La pandemia ha afectado aún más a las finanzas de los consumidores, y muchos carecen de resiliencia financiera y confianza en su futuro financiero. El bienestar […]
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APAC Countries Look To Strengthen Sustainable Finance Regulations

Diane Deng October 12, 2021
In APAC, vast political, economic, and social differences among countries pose an impact on sustainable finance regulations. Even for ESG factors that are easiest to measure and compare — carbon emission, for example — there are still no common goals in the region. Only China (pledged to become carbon-neutral in 2060), South Korea (2050), Japan (2050), New Zealand (2050), and Indonesia (2060) have set a net-zero target, leading to different approaches and progress in regulating sustainable finance activities.
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The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Regulation Jigsaw Is Almost Complete

Oliwia Berdak October 11, 2021
The EU has committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. Learn which regulations will support this transition.
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Navigate The Storm Of ESG Data

Ryan Skinner September 17, 2021
Business leaders will soon need to get on top of ESG data. Regulatory changes and stakeholder expectations are driving the change.
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Where Do UK Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis August 18, 2021
To help financial services firms understand where UK consumers stand on the financial well-being spectrum, Forrester surveyed 2,519 online adults in 2020.
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Where Do US Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis August 17, 2021
Forrester’s Financial Well-Being Segmentation helps firms better assess their customers’ level of financial resilience and attitude toward their financial situation.
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Financial Services Firms Can Earn Trust With A Real Commitment To Sustainability

Oliwia Berdak August 3, 2021
Financial services firms that embrace sustainable business models have an opportunity to win over values-based customers.
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The Four Themes That Dominated FinovateEurope 2021

Oliwia Berdak April 1, 2021
FinovateEurope 2020, which took place in Berlin in mid-February 2020, was one of my last big trips that year. It was also the first time I bought and liberally used hand sanitizer. Still, as events go, it was pretty “normal.” So I approached the digital edition of FinovateEurope 2021 with some curiosity. Would the energy […]
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The Road To Sustainable Finance Will Be Long And Thorny

Oliwia Berdak March 29, 2021
Tariq Fancy — BlackRock’s former chief investment officer of sustainable investing — caused an uproar recently when he denounced sustainable investing as just “marketing hype” and “PR spin.” Well, the spin is clearly working, with Morningstar announcing record inflows into sustainable funds in Q4 2020. Financial services firms have a large role to play in […]
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Environmental Initiatives Dominate Sustainability Efforts Of Financial Services Firms

Oliwia Berdak February 24, 2021
Sustainability — with its focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles — is beginning to dominate political and business agendas worldwide. Even before COVID-19, initiatives such as the Paris Agreement or the European Green Deal aimed to mitigate climate change. The pandemic has exposed additional vulnerabilities in our economies, health systems, and societies. But […]