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Chinese debt transparency and new OMFIF survey in sustainability reporting

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Chinese debt transparency and new OMFIF survey in sustainability reporting

Wednesday 12 May 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.19.3

Commentary: Should China change its narrative on debt transparency?

By Clive Horwood in London

Zhongxia Jin, executive director for China at the International Monetary Fund, staunchly defended China’s state-linked lending to lower-income countries during an OMFIF fireside chat on 10 May, insisting that the same rules must be applied to its lenders as those from other countries. His comments coincide with increased pressure on the global community to help emerging market economies manage their debt sustainability.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Press release: OMFIF starts poll on German corporate sustainability

OMFIF has started a major polling exercise to examine how German companies are facing the challenge of more exacting sustainability reporting standards. The study will investigate how the corporate sector in Germany is reacting to the European Commission’s proposals for a directive on corporate sustainability reporting. Results of the survey are due in June. OMFIF will publish a benchmark report with rankings and data analysis, as well as interviews and roundtables with key participants and regulators.

Find more information here.

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