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ESG for central banking focus report 2021

The report flags challenges for central banks themselves – as guardians of the financial system, they have a duty to lead by example. But the lack of liquidity within ESG-compliant assets is proving a problem for many

How to #GreentheCBs

Invesco‘s Claudia Castro and Wim Vandenhoeck explore how central banks can strike a balance between innovation and disruption with their sustainability agendas.

Sustainability: a hallmark of cash

Tod Niedeck, corporate marketing director at Crane Currency makes the case for the sustainability benefits that are inherent in the production of paper banknotes, contrasting this with the environmental difficulties that face plastic banknotes at the end…

Greening the central bank balance sheet, or not?

Paul Fisher, fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and senior adviser for Oliver Wyman, discusses how central banks can act to contribute to mitigating and adapting to climate change, and identifies some worthwhile interventions.

From Covid‑19 recovery to a greener economy

BNP Paribas asks, in a world challenged by the Covid‑19 pandemic and empowered by recovery from it, what’s next for the central banking sector? Also discussing how banks and central banks can collaborate to encourage sustainable growth and build a better…

The renminbi’s rise to prominence: focus report 2021

Central Banking explores the impact the addition of the renminbi to the SDR basket has had on internationalising the Chinese currency; central bank reserve managers share their views on including the renminbi in their portfolios; and we take a look at…

The evolution of the renminbi

Central Banking speaks to five policy-makers about their thoughts on the prominence of the renminbi within central bank reserves following its inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights.

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