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Since the last edition of the SPI Journal, important strides have been made around the world in efforts to reach net zero.

The price of fashion

The impact of the fashion industry goes much further than the environment, writes Sarah Moloney, subeditor, OMFIF.

Social or stakeholder?

The S in ESG in evolving to encompass more than just social considerations, explains Esohe Denise Odaro, head of investor relations and sustainable finance coordination, International Finance Corporation.

Human rights in ESG

A new global benchmark for corporate transparency on human rights is changing sustainability reporting, writes Bastian Buck, chief of standards, Global Reporting Initiative.


Why do we need a social taxonomy?

Elia Trippel, policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, spoke with Katerina Atkins, programme coordinator of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, about the objectives and metrics of a social taxonomy and the process of its development in the European Union.

Banks’ financial inclusion initiatives are too narrow

Innovation is being driven by outsiders, writes Michael Kanovitz, partner, Loevy & Loevy.

The role of central banks in building social capital

Accountability and effective communication are key for reinforcing social capital, writes Pedro Duarte Neves, adviser for the board of directors, Banco de Portugal.

Social issues are harder to measure

The lack of clear measures for social issues makes the reallocation of capital to sustainable projects more difficult, explains Hans Beyer, chief sustainable officer, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.


Social risks can be credit risks

There are financial implications for failing to manage human rights issues, explains Andrew Steel, head, Sustainable Fitch.

Social bonds becoming more important in reserves portfolios

ESG investment strategies can generate returns while benefitting society, by Perry Warjiyo, Governor of Bank Indonesia

The role of green taxonomies in closing the data gap

This online event, organised by OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute and the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance, explored the use of taxonomies, data mapping and the different approaches to and challenges in enhancing data availability, reliability and comparability.


Moving beyond climate: integrating biodiversity into financial markets

This conference will provide insight into what public entities and central banks should do to enable the financial system to better account for biodiversity loss and how financial institutions can integrate biodiversity into their portfolio management.

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