Insights

Fintech and sustainable development: The innovation race has started

BSD presented a new study at the 7th Impact Forum in Zurich, where the theme this year was “Sustainability and Digitalization”. The study highlights the disconnect between mainstream finance, financial technologies (fintech) and sustainable finance. It challenges Swiss financial institutions and fintech start-ups to collaborate with a new sense of purpose, building sustainable development goals into their new value propositions. This is what a younger generation of Millennial and Generation Z investors expect.

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In addition to “playing defence” investors are increasingly “playing offence”

Investors, in addition to screening their portfolios for carbon intensity and seeking to avoid stranded assets (playing defence) are increasingly “playing offence” by actively investing in corporations with higher ESG performance as the evidence mounts that higher ESG equates with higher return.

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Responsible investment essential to stay within 2 degrees global warming

To stay within 2 degrees of warming, investors will also need to invest trillions of US dollars in the opportunities that exist with the fourth industrial revolution: the resource revolution, sharing and circular economies.

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Nestlé Chile Working on Creating Shared Value

BSD Consulting in Chile has been working with Nestlé Chile to create shared value through the development of social investment policies and project analysis.

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Launch of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) at Rio+20

During the annual seminar of the International Insurance Society (IIS) in Rio de Janeiro, an event that coincides with Rio+20, UNEP-FI launched the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI).

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