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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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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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