Features

Ed Knight
Features

A framework for our post-pandemic global markets

Published: Aug 2021
By adhering to their core principles, WFE members can ensure that when the next global challenge arises, robust and transparent exchanges will remain the bedrock of global capital markets, writes Ed Knight, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq.
Cai Jianchun
ESG

Path to a green China: The role of capital markets in decarbonising the future

Published: Aug 2021
The building blocks for a green finance system in China are firmly in place, setting the country on course to create a thriving low-carbon investment ecosystem, says Cai Jianchun, President of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Claire Dorrian
ESG

Greening the economy takes transparency and a common language

Published: Aug 2021
With increased attention comes increased scrutiny for the green economy landscape, and for the corporates and funds that exist within it. The application of green taxonomies provides common language amongst the companies raising capital and the investors allocating it, writes Claire Dorrian, Head of Sustainable Finance at the London Stock Exchange Group.
Russell Karas
ESG

Providing a standardised platform for managing global emissions price risk

Published: Aug 2021
Market-based voluntary offset projects offer the opportunity for near-term solutions on the long road to a net-zero economy, says Russell Karas, Senior Director of Energy Products at CME Group.
Lucas Rabiot
ESG

Unlocking structured sustainability data with LGX DataHub

Published: Aug 2021
Fragmented and unstructured data has long been the primary obstacle to meaningful sustainability analysis. By collecting and harmonising this vast and disparate universe of information, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s LGX DataHub sets about solving that problem, writes Senior Sustainability Data Analyst Lucas Rabiot.
Brian Matt
ESG

NYSE and ICE: transforming the world of ESG data and benchmarking

Published: Aug 2021
The NYSE and ICE are deploying their combined weight to offer companies and investors almost real-time, decision-useful ESG data across a universe of 3,500 companies. NYSE's Head of ESG Advisory Brian Matt describes how it works.
Fábio Zenaro
ESG

Brazil’s carbon credits highlight the market for innovative environmental products

Published: Aug 2021
Trading in Brazil’s carbon credits market has taken off in 2021, adding a valuable new asset to the country’s growing portfolio of ESG products, writes Fábio Zenaro, Director, OTC Products and New Business Development at B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão.
Marion Leslie
ESG

An index-led push for Swiss gender workplace equality

Published: Aug 2021
Switzerland still has a way to go to achieve gender equality, especially in the workplace, says Marion Leslie, Head of Financial Information at SIX Group. The new SPI Gender Equality Index is an ‘external push’ towards more diversity and inclusion for both the Swiss market and its exchange.
Herry Cho
ESG

Fighting climate change in Asia: an exchange-led approach

Published: Aug 2021
Developing ESG in Asia requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach that takes into account varying levels of development across countries, industries, and corporates, says Herry Cho, Singapore Exchange's Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance. To that end, SGX has developed a multi-asset sustainability platform to catalyse change and deliver sustainable growth.