At COP26 in Glasgow, we explored how to accelerate investment in nature-based solutions
Scotland’s special role in championing tobacco-free finance
On World No Tobacco Day, Scotland’s finance sector can show leadership by stopping its investments in tobacco companies
Is it time to revive debt-for-health swaps?
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 must show leadership amid the coronavirus crisis
Public sector lenders should take the lead in pioneering innovative loan contracts that allow borrowers to better respond to crises like the coronavirus pandemic
Video: Ethical Finance Market Update
I interview key leaders in sustainable finance on the evolution of the ethical finance market.
Meeting the challenge of financing for sustainable development
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...
Helping Zambia’s farmers ditch tobacco with innovative finance
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...
Sustainable investing: where are we today?
Responsible investment is growing. But there are questions about its impact on achieving sustainable development.
Impact bonds are complex — but they could help us hit the SDGs
What potential do social impact bonds hold for the SDGs as an innovative finance model? How can we best navigate their complexities?
Sovereign Debt and Human Rights
Delighted to be a contributing author to this fantastic new book on sovereign debt and human rights
Show me the money | Part 2 Financing the Blue Economy and Marine Renewable Energy
While governments may be inspired by the blue economy paradigm shift, their pockets may not be quite so deep. How can new finance be leveraged for key blue economy sectors, such as marine renewable energy, which can carry high investment costs for relatively small economies?
Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth
The earth’s oceans have been described as the last economic ‘frontier’. But business as usual can't continue. How can Caribbean countries more effectively leverage their ocean and coastal assets for economic and social development, while protecting these assets?
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean. What are the opportunities?
Opinion: How incentivizing small tobacco farmers can change livelihoods
In partnership with health sector colleagues, I'm working to develop world's first tobacco control social impact bond to support tobacco farmers to transition to economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternative livelihoods.