Many critics have said that the budget may be politicised as the Conservative party are looking to strengthen their hold on the government. FinTechs have a very unique position in all of this, and today we wanted to look at how good the Budget is for FinTechs.
The number of banks that foster a culture of sustainability and which have updated their governance structures accordingly is up by half (51%) while there is a similar increase (45%) in the number of banks which now align their disclosures with ESG reporting standards.
When it comes to green fintech, Switzerland is on a roll. The Alpine country is stepping up its support for the fashionable holy union of fintech and sustainable investing, with its Federal Council having launched a Green Fintech Network to ‘identify areas in which the conditions for green fintech could be improved’.
t’s not just for publicly listed companies anymore, ESG has become an ever more present concept throughout 2020. When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough on Skype back in January, it didn’t seem as significant as perhaps it does today:
Once easyJet’s fleet was off the ground again there was a moment of: “are easyJet shares ready for take off?”, often followed by a “forget easyJet’s share price, I’d buy these stocks instead”. And like easyJet, society has also stumbled from one lockdown to another in the COVID reality of 2020, never knowing if we can take that flight to Spain, or, not.
Ashley Alder, Chair of the IOSCO Board, said: “Though the Annual Meeting was virtual this year, members made tremendous progress in addressing the emerging risks arising from the COVID 19 pandemic and other critical matters such as climate change and financial stability issues. IOSCO has proven it can respond quickly and effectively to events that could harm investors and undermine market integrity.”
Jane Fraser, President of Citi speaking about how the Financial Services Sector will Respond in 2021 on the 8th of December
A Fireside Chat with the Winklevoss Brothers about Crypto being the new Safe Haven on the 8th of December
Akon speaking about Akoin City & Beyond on the 9th of December
Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq speaking about How Technology is Shaping the Future of the Capital Markets on the 10th of December
People usually think of green-washing as managers themselves wanting to present a product as “green” when it’s not, but regulation can also play a role if it’s too broad in its reach. So the proper labelling of investment products is important.
n May 28th Muddy Waters posted on its’ site regarding GSX’s reply to its’ report that “GSX’s responses since consist largely of drivel, designed to obfuscate and lie. We maintain our view that GSX is a massive fraud – i.e., it is a nearly empty box. Making GSX’s denials even more farcical is that it openly recruits engineers to help it run bot farms, which we show in this report.“
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