Few trials pick up as much interest as that of FTX’s founder and ex-CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried (“Bankman-Fried”). Once the leader of a cryptocurrency exchange platform valued at its peak at around $32 billion, Bankman-Fried has spent the past month in a Manhattan federal courthouse facing charges of fraud, conspiracy, and money
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The appetite for ethical finance shows no sign of slowing. But as the interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) finances rises, so too do concerns about impact- and green-washing: the practice of making false or misleading claims about apparent ethical credentials.
Naturally, as an embryonic sector, many complex questions about ESG investment remain unexplored. Institutions are thus actively navigating this constantly evolving landscape in order to develop a financial ecosystem where investments are, as the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, put it, “both financially rewarding and environmentally sustainable”.
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