It is well-known that tobacco causes considerable harms to human health. Less well-known perhaps are the significant environmental and climate-related damages also associated with tobacco production and consumption. The financial sector can play its part in 'building back better' by driving investment away from tobacco to more sustainable ends.
In this series of short videos, I interview experts from academia and the financial sector for their insights on the history of ethical finance in Scotland and Scotland's role today in driving forward this fast-growing market.
This report for Development Initiatives analyses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on poverty and finance flows and asks how aid can change to support an inclusive and sustained recovery.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect ESG investments? And is it possible to ensure that the current focus on ESG standards benefits low-income countries? Gail Hurley calls for more patient capital and a hands-on approach.
Our "Blue Paper" explores how organised crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean and puts forward an action plan to tackle the problem
As the COVID-19 crisis worsens SDG financing gaps, could debt-for-health swaps provide an additional way in which more resources for healthcare systems could be made available while also reduce high debt burdens?
Public sector lenders should take the lead in pioneering innovative loan contracts that allow borrowers to better respond to crises like the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus crisis highlights just how much the world needs a well-coordinated and well-resourced system of international public financing. Global Public Investment offers an ambitious approach towards pooling resources and knowledge.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid has wrapped up, and all eyes will now be on Scotland as next year’s host of what is arguably the world’s most important international conference. How can we build a financial system that has people and planet at its heart?
I'm delighted to announce I've joined Development Initiatives as a Fellow. Read my introductory blog in which I talk about making development finance fit for purpose in a changing world...
As the market for tobacco leaf gradually declines, innovative financing offers a window of opportunity to help small farmers in Zambia transition to better, alternative livelihoods...
Responsible investment is growing. But there are questions about its impact on achieving sustainable development.