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Remembering Jeancourt-Galignani; Central banks crucial to climate efforts

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Remembering Jeancourt-Galignani; Central banks crucial to climate efforts

Monday 21 June 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.25.1

Commentary: Dignified navigator of Parisian finance

By Markus C Kerber in Paris

Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani, charming autocrat, gifted banker and flamboyant lover of livresque art, was an adept and dignified navigator of Parisian banking upheavals, which led eventually to France outstripping Germany in many fields of finance. Jeancourt, who has died aged 84, attained prominence in the 1980s as chief executive of Banque Indosuez. Proficient in French and international banking, this man of many talents enjoyed success in a variety of high-profile jobs.

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Commentary: Climate change is a green swan

By Danae Kyriakopoulou in London

For the June edition of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute journal, we spoke to Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, deputy general manager, Bank for International Settlements, about the crucial role central banks can play in combatting climate change. The discussion explored the concept of a ‘green swan’, the importance of global coordination in the transition to net zero and why climate change will affect poor countries and emerging markets most.

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