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Insights: sustainable transformation

How to finance a sustainable world

The shift to a more sustainable global economy is gaining pace as governments, consumers, businesses, and investors realise the urgency of addressing climate change. But balancing day-to-day challenges with long-term goals means transformation can be slow and frustrating. Financial institutions must adapt and evolve to provide the right support to help make it happen.

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Other articles on sustainable transformation

How to ease the pressure on supply chains

The Covid-19 pandemic, a series of extreme weather events in recent years, and now the war in Ukraine have revealed the weaknesses of global supply chains. But this in turn is creating an opportunity for companies to build resilience to future shocks.

The time is right to invest in green sources of energy

Electricity demand is expected to increase dramatically between now and 2050. We need all the technology we can get to meet demand in a sustainable way.

Sensor ships: why smart containers are the future of shipping

The transportation of cargo around the world is routine business for the shipping industry, but delivering about 11 billion tons of goods a year is a process that is fraught with risk.

Telecom races to connect the world sustainably

This vital sector needs to expand to meet the growing demand for data and connectivity. Can it do that without adding to greenhouse gas emissions and widening the digital divide?

The horizon challenge: accelerating the shift to a green economy

While the Covid-19 pandemic put the brakes on global economic growth, initiating financial and social crises that added to the grave dangers to public health, the slowdown brought the environment into sharp focus. Now, leaders planning a recovery must factor in the sustainability credentials of their strategies to accelerate the shift to a greener future.

The sustainable finance blueprint: financing the transition

Transition to a more sustainable future needs financing solutions that support both climate and society-linked goals. For investors, tools that enable them to assess companies on their sustainability credentials are crucial to their decision-making. And for companies, getting access to the right sustainable finance solutions helps them to meet their targets.

Are we close to the hydrogen tipping point?

Hydrogen has a crucial role to play in decarbonization. How can we make it happen?

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Pioneering the future: building a sustainable economy together

The future will only be prosperous if businesses put sustainability at their core. That means embracing different operating models and emerging technologies, and financing new growth sustainably. Doing this alone is tough, which is why companies trying to win over banks must work with them collaboratively and strategically.

Code red: climate action must be on the corporate agenda

Climate change is still too abstract for many companies. They still don't have a comprehensive approach to making progress on raising environmental standards. This must change, and the benefits of sustainable finance might just give the right incentives.

Sustainable finance can bridge Covid cuts

The pandemic and related economic downturn have left many companies strapped for cash. But many are also optimistic and believe they can tap into sustainable finance and continue to pursue their sustainability ambitions.

Rethinking sustainability in the post-pandemic landscape

With many businesses struggling to stay afloat through the Covid-19 pandemic, what has happened to their sustainability ambitions? Rather than taking a backseat, an ING survey of corporate and investment leaders found that companies have actually accelerated their green transformation plans, and investors are demanding harder environmental targets.

Smurfit Kappa sustainability chief: time to raise climate ambition and put an end to greenwashing

Steven Stoffer, Group VP Development and Chief Sustainability Officer at Smurfit Kappa, has led the packaging company’s sustainability initiatives since 2008. Here, he explains why the days of greenwashing are numbered and how his company will deliver on more ambitious climate targets.

Recalibrating the supply chain for sustainability

Amid an exhaustive pandemic, companies are finding opportunities to boost overall sustainability through their supply chains using a steady integration of digital technology, smarter logistics strategies, and new incentives for green investment.