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Simon Zadek

Simon Zadek

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Simon Zadek is Chair of Finance for Biodiversity (F4B).

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  1. Legitimate Investors Are Financing Environmental Crime
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    Legitimate Investors Are Financing Environmental Crime

    Feb 3, 2022 Simon Zadek urges banks and regulators to apply anti-money-laundering rules to a broader range of corporate activities.

  2. Financing a Sustainable Global Food System
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    Financing a Sustainable Global Food System

    Sep 14, 2021 Simon Zadek proposes four ways to mobilize private capital behind the transition to viable, equitable production.

  3. Greening Sovereign-Debt Restructuring
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    Greening Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    Aug 12, 2020 Simon Zadek urges creditors to offer better terms to debtors that improve protection of their natural capital.

  4. A Low-Carbon Belt and Road
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    A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

    Mar 28, 2019 Ma Jun & Simon Zadek propose steps to ensure that the coming wave of infrastructure investment doesn't overwhelm climate goals.

  5. Greening Digital Finance
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    Greening Digital Finance

    Feb 6, 2017 Simon Zadek explores the potential of fintech to support environmental sustainability.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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