Microfinance can improve financial inclusion and help to alleviate poverty, but there are concerns at the negative impact this form of finance might have.
The 14th SDG concerns conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources. Can FDI play a role in protecting the blue economy?
Whatever climate action is agreed at COP26, it will be too little, too late. Investment Monitor looks at how the event could influence FDI markets in coming years.
Business professionals see greenwashing as a major issue, but genuine net-zero action doesn’t have to mean red ink
Concerns continue around the major energy theme of sustainability and the ever-prevalent issue of greenwashing.
By focusing their FDI activities on climate change, investors have a better chance of future-proofing their companies and enhancing their reputations.
Fatima Hadj, chair for Principles for Responsible Investment, discusses the importance of methodology in ESG strategies, and the rise of accountability and transparency in this field.
Western leaders are pushing for net zero by 2050, but not enough thought is being given to where all the metals for the green transition will come from.
As the Taliban's advance through lithium-rich Afghanistan raises questions about the metal's supply, demand and price, Investment Monitor assesses the global picture.
The recent UN IPCC report made for grim reading, with one of its findings being a rise in sea levels that will have a dramatic impact on some major cities.
The 13th Sustainable Development Goal is in some ways the most urgent – to combat climate change and its impact upon the world. How can the world of FDI play its part in this fight?
Biodiversity loss is one of the world's biggest environmental challenges, but how can investors – particularly in key fields such as agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and financial services – play a role in reversing this loss?