Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting are becoming increasingly important topics for treasurers. The regulatory developments at European Union (EU) level relating to sustainable finance will result in a reorientation of capital market funding. They will also impact bank lending to the economy.

This briefing sheds light on why and how sustainable finance should matter to all treasurers and explain the latest regulatory developments and initiatives at EU level.

We are grateful to the members of the German Association of Corporate Treasurers’ (VDT eV.) working group Equity & Debt who contributed to this publication.

View Document

Articles


Photo from From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

In recent months, we have seen the first steps of concerted moves towards CBDCs. This change of attitude is welcome as it complements other private and public initiatives in the world of payments which is innovating at a greater pace than ever.

Read
Photo from Stronger FX Hedging Strategies: a Pandemic Game-changer

Stronger FX Hedging Strategies: a Pandemic Game-changer

As the pandemic continues to throw markets into confusion, forcing corporates to battle against unprecedented volatility, treasury functions have an opportunity, albeit uninvited, to prove their strategic value – especially in relation to FX risk management.

Read
Photo from General Trends in TMS Solutions

General Trends in TMS Solutions

TMS’s have evolved over time and especially in the last couple of years with a huge leap in technologies. Treasurers are investigating how TMS can help in further modernising the finance function in the coming years.

Read
Photo from A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing Payment Fraud

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing Payment Fraud

An escalation in fraud and cybercrime activities has been observed in recent months, as cyber attackers have been able to make use of the weaknesses caused by the current health crisis.

Read
Photo from Return on Purpose

Return on Purpose

During the pandemic we have increasingly heard how important it is that companies consider their corporate purpose. Typically, this results in a series of nebulous and hard to define concepts, created by marketing and consultancy firms. Return on Purpose looks at a variety of activities that a company undertakes and identifies individual RoIs for each of them to come up with an overall holistic view.

Read