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  • Hong Kong’s ESG-focused grant scheme falls short

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s newly unveiled Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme is big on ambition but falls short on some areas that are growing in importance.

    • 08.30 AM
  • Big tech crackdown: the winners and the losers

    China’s latest crackdown on some of its largest internet companies should raise a critical question — who are the real beneficiaries of reining in the country’s technology titans?

    • 05 May 2021
  • ESG progress needs the sharp and the blunt

    A small band of committed investors in Tesco has achieved spectacular success with a shareholder motion on healthy food. This should embolden investors to hold issuers to account on a wider range of social matters — and also contains a deeper lesson about how markets bring about change.

    • 05 May 2021
  • Ares raises a massive fund, other lenders might struggle

    Ares Management has raised a colossal €11bn for its new European direct lending fund, but firms whose investments hit the skids through the pandemic may not find it quite so easy.

    • 04 May 2021
  • How green is your budget?

    ‘Look at the issuer as a whole’ is the mantra of the corporate and supranational green bond markets, and rightly so. But we need to apply the same approach to sovereigns.

    • 04 May 2021