New strategies, familiar problems
Experts say the government’s new fraud strategy is too weak. At least the new failure to prevent fraud offence is a step forward, and could have been used to prosecute banks for past wrongdoings.
The Treasury Select Committee thinks cryptocurrencies should be regulated in a similar way to gambling.
Here’s Responsible Finance’s annual report on the impact of Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs).
Investors are worried about the FCA’s plans to liberalise listing rules.
Oil, gas and the just transition
Asset managers continue to back oil and gas, despite green pledges, and even funds with ‘green’ labels have billions invested in oil companies. Meanwhile, more big insurers have pulled out of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance.
Shocking new stat: “sustainable” ESG funds hold over $1.5 billion in coal, oil and gas bonds.
And OECD countries’ export finance units support fossil fuel exports – almost five times the support they gave to renewable energy.
Here’s a new campaign website trying to get Lloyds of London to take the climate seriously.
The long, slow death of global development – why countries of the Global South face bleak prospects without significant changes in economic paradigms and strategies: a masterful (if slightly depressing) long read.
Shouldn’t political parties – at a minimum – know and check who is giving them money?
Here’s a fun game that allows you control over the wealth of billionaires.