Norway's Sovereign Duty
Opinions

Norway’s Sovereign Duty

Christiana Figueres, Håvard Halland, and Knut Anton Mork, BRUSSELS – Recent developments in Norway could have momentous implications for climate-related commitments at the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November. In August, a government-appointed committee recommended that Norway put its sovereign wealth fund (SWF) on track for net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and that […]

Equity Receives Double International Certifications
Africa Industry

Equity Receives Double International Certifications

Nairobi, Kenya: September 16, 2021 – Equity Bank Kenya Limited has received two International Standards Certifications – ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 on IT Service and Information Security Management Systems respectively, cementing its commitment to prioritising customer safety and satisfaction. The two certifications were issued by the British Standards Institution (BSI). • The two, ISO/IEC 20000-01:2018 and […]

The Manchuria Crisis Revisited
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The Manchuria Crisis Revisited

Rana Mitter, OXFORD – Ninety years ago, on September 18, 1931, a junior Japanese military officer detonated an explosive that had been carefully laid by a Japanese-owned railroad near the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang (then known in the West as Mukden). The blast did little damage, but that wasn’t the point. The Japanese blamed […]

Equity Bank unveils EazzyFX
Africa ICT

Equity Bank unveils EazzyFX

Kampala, 14th September 2021 Equity Bank has today unveiled EazzyFX, an innovative electronic channel that allows customers particularly SMEs and corporates to settle forex transactions and enjoy a seamless experience as they deal in foreign currency based on the day’s streaming rates. Additionally, EazzyFX enables customers to request for competitive quotes and prices for both […]

Umeme for last mile connections
Africa Industry

Umeme for last mile connections

LUUKA. The Government of Uganda has secured $100m (about sh360b) funding from the African Development Bank to switch on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme footprint. Up to 87,500 no-pole of the 250,000 applicants, dating back to 2019 will benefit from the funding commissioned in Waibuga sub county in Luuka […]

Maternal Health Initiative-Rotary, Stanbic Bank
Africa Wellness

Maternal Health Initiative-Rotary, Stanbic Bank

Kampala, Uganda: September 14, 2021: Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Maternal Health Campaign dubbed “Every Mother Counts” has received a big boost from Rotary International, Serve to Change Lives and other partners through a new programme. The multi-partner Maternal, and Child Health (MCH) programme is dubbed “saving mothers and children together” comes to reinforce the attainment of […]

The Reality of Climate Financial Risk
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The Reality of Climate Financial Risk

Karl Schmedders and Rick van der Ploeg, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – In a recent commentary, John H. Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, argues that “climate financial risk” is a fallacy. His eye-catching premise is that climate change doesn’t pose a threat to the global financial system, because it – and the phase-out of fossil […]

Closing the Nature-Finance Gap
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Closing the Nature-Finance Gap

Andrew Deutz, WASHINGTON, DC – If you want to understand policy choices, it is said, “follow the money.” Inspired by that advice, we at The Nature Conservancy (in partnership with the Paulson Institute and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability) crunched the numbers to see what it would cost to preserve biodiversity – the variety and abundance […]