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‘Definitional fog’ could obscure sustainable bond progress, Multilateral development banks needed to offload world’s stranded assets, and more

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‘Definitional fog’ could obscure sustainable bond progress

By Philip Moore

The range of sustainable bond structures has created a proliferation of labels, standards and nomenclatures. This can generate confusion among market participants, with brown and blue bonds adding further variegation to the asset class. Worse, the definitional fog has given rise to concerns that it exposes the market to greenwashing. 

 MDBs needed to offload world’s stranded assets
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By Taylor PearceDue to their deep pockets, socially oriented mandates and position at the nexus of public and private sectors, MDBs are strategically placed to buy up stranded assets, working to sustainably transition ‘dirty’ industries from the inside out. Are MDBs up to the task? 
 
 MEETINGS
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 Role of green taxonomies in closing the data gap
Thursday 30 June, Panel
This online event, organised by OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute and the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance, explores the use of taxonomies, data mapping and the different approaches and challenges in enhancing data availability, reliability and comparability. 
 
 ON DEMAND
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 In conversation with Øystein Olsen
Øystein Olsen, former governor of Norges Bank, speaks to David Marsh, OMFIF chairman, about the lessons he has learned over four decades in public service, including in helping to steer the world’s largest sovereign fund. Olsen, a veteran energy economist, has become a member of the OMFIF advisory council. 
 
 Data: Towards a new age of economic enlightenment
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As regulators and policy-makers work to balance protection and innovation in their evolving frameworks, this landmark report explores the use of data and its potentially transformative impact on developments in the global economy, financial services, the business community and society as a whole.

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