A Spad with influence, Unlocking key sustainable finance policies
Tuesday 24 September 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.39.1
Commentary: A Spad with influence
By Brian Reading in London
The unconventional power of British government ministers’ special advisers (Spads) has fascinated generations of politicians and commentators. Dominic Cummings, the activist who has risen to prominence under Boris Johnson, is a special case, renowned for his influence over the prime minister’s Brexit strategy. He has been a principal force behind Johnson’s hotly debated political ploy of proroguing parliament for five weeks during the Brexit debate. He has become an important ingredient of the political story.
Read the full commentary on the website.
Meeting: Unlocking key sustainable finance policies
Wednesday 2-Friday 4 October, Tokyo
OMFIF and the Asian Development Bank Institute convene a range of financial professionals from the public and private sectors for a seminar in Tokyo on sustainable finance. Attendees to the meeting will discuss how global public investors – central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds – can fortify efforts to combat climate change-related risks, mobilise finance and improve associated regulation.
Request to attend the meeting.