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FIS Horizons

2020 is likely to be another eventful year in the Financial Institutions Sector. The question is, how do we address – and even embrace – this change and how do we make the most of the opportunities that change brings?

European strategy for Impact Financing – a brief overview

Impact financing is the growing market phenomenon whereby investment and lending decisions are being driven partly (or even primarily) by considerations of the sustainability of the target enterprise and the impact that the investment is likely to have on given Environmental Social and Governance priorities and/or on the attainment of one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. There are a lot of overlapping ideas and terminology but two central, mutually reinforcing, ideas emerge - that of reduced risk and a better world. Sustainability and in particular environmental concerns are increasingly relevant to the structuring drafting and regulation of finance transaction.

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