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Risk Management: Financial Institutions

Managers scramble to avoid falling foul of sanctions over war in Ukraine; how Credit Suisse’s lax approach led to bank scandals; firms wrestle with new workplace realities; lenders face pressure over carbon-heavy clients; how managers should navigate a ‘perfect storm’; and sun sets on lawless days of cryptocurrencies


11 May 2022 0

‘Flight shame’ and the return of business travel

US business travel is back to about 50 per cent of its 2019 levels. But post-pandemic and amid the climate crisis, can we justify those quick jaunts to sit in airless conference rooms and sip bad cocktails with strangers? In this episode, Isabel Berwick, Working It host and the FT’s Work and Careers editor, talks…
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11 May 2022 0

How risk managers can survive a ‘perfect storm’

As Winston Churchill once said: “If you are going through hell, keep going.” This is an extraordinary time for risk management professionals. In 2008, when the global financial crisis unfolded, risk managers found themselves trying to counter the biggest financial shock since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Today, the world is facing a greater…
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11 May 2022 0

EU considers looser green standards as it seeks to replace Russian fossil fuels

The EU is preparing to loosen its environmental regulations as it seeks to replace Russian fossil fuels with renewable energy and imported hydrogen power. Companies in the bloc would be allowed to build wind and solar projects without the need for an environmental impact assessment, according to draft proposals obtained by the Financial Times that…
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11 May 2022 0

Banks face grilling over carbon emissions

Global banks are facing increasing regulatory pressure over their climate change vulnerabilities — ranging from the risks posed to the future value of assets, to the difficulty in dealing with heavily polluting clients. At the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last year, many banks congratulated themselves on their ‘green’ financing initiatives. But the world’s biggest…
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11 May 2022 0

Wealthy investors pile into the carbon market

The once-niche carbon market is attracting wealthy individuals in pursuit of a new way to make money. And, at the same time, as society’s concerns over climate change grow, it is providing them with a potential route to a greener portfolio. The rich and their money managers are now taking an interest in the market…
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11 May 2022 0

BlackRock warns it will vote against more climate resolutions this year

BlackRock has warned that it will not be supporting most shareholder resolutions on climate this year because they have become too extreme or too prescriptive. The world’s largest money manager, with nearly $10tn in assets, said in a stewardship update that new US rules had allowed a wider range of proposals on to proxy ballots.…
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10 May 2022 0

‘Net zero won’t change the way we live’

You can enable subtitles (captions) in the video player Making our societies carbon free is now the name of the game in international politics. We need to fend off the climate emergency caused by a warming planet. And the war in Ukraine has shown the geopolitical risk of relying too much on fossil energy. But…
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10 May 2022 0

World on course to breach 1.5C warming threshold within five years

The world is increasingly likely to experience global warming of 1.5C within the next five years because of record greenhouse gas levels, according to new research that adds to alarming evidence of how quickly the planet is heating. There is a 48 per cent chance earth’s annual temperature will exceed 1.5C of warming, compared with…
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9 May 2022 0

World on course to breach global 1.5C warming threshold within five years

The world is increasingly likely to experience global warming of 1.5C within the next five years because of record greenhouse gas levels, according to new research that adds to alarming evidence of how quickly the planet is heating. There is a 48 per cent chance earth’s annual temperature will exceed 1.5C of warming, compared with…
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9 May 2022 0