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Capital Markets Information, Definition, News, Research, Articles, Journal - Accountability Central

Capital Markets – a formal definition -- 

The capital markets are the markets for long-term loans and equity capital. Companies and the government can raise funds for long-term investments via the capital markets. The capital markets include the stock market, the bond market, and the primary market. Securities trading on organized capital markets is monitored by the government; new issues are approved by authorities of financial supervision and monitored by participating banks. ...

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News & Updates

September 22, 2021 Hospital operator Mediclinic gets Africa's first sustainability-linked loan

Source: Reuters

South Africa's Mediclinic (MDCM.L) has refinanced 8.45 billion rand ($575.26 million) in loans through Rand Merchant Bank, the hospital operator said on Tuesday, in what the bank described as Africa's first sustainability-linked...

September 22, 2021 4 steps to make the global food system more sustainable

Source: The Hill

It is clear that we need a revolution of our food systems: the way we grow, harvest, process, transport, sell and consume our foods. A change so dramatic that previous versions of food systems are unrecognizable. I

September 22, 2021 US firms NFW and Patagonia affirm commitment to sustainable materials

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a US-based material science company has collaborated with American outdoor apparel company Patagonia in a joint commitment to develop and scale circular solutions in textiles. With Patagonia’s...

Research & Insights

September 16, 2021 'Dean of Valuation' Aswath Damodaran sees no good points in ESG

Source: Seeking Alpha

Valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran said Tuesday that he "cannot find" the good points that derive from the recent focus on environmental, social and governance concerns for corporations and fund managers.

September 9, 2021 Op-ed: Investors need to keep perspective as they deal with inflation

Source: CNBC

Recent upticks in inflation have renewed interest from investors in assets that may help preserve the real (inflation-adjusted) value and purchasing power of their portfolio.

August 12, 2021 The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Insights from Beauty Brands & Packaging Designers

Source: Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging is a leading issue in the beauty industry—we spoke to key players to help put things into perspective.

Commentary & Opinion

September 14, 2021 76% of Americans Want Sustainable Products—but How You Define That Matter

Source: AD Week (Free Subscription)

According to the survey, sustainability is an important factor to a strong majority of consumers when they’re choosing what to buy—but it’s not as important as cost.

August 30, 2021 Europe's banks lagging on sustainability - BlackRock study

Source: Reuters

Europe's banks are proving slow to act on sustainability and have only a limited grasp of their exposure to environmental, social and governance-related risks, a report for the European Commission by asset manager BlackRock...

August 17, 2021 Asian finance sector lacking sustainability leaders: study

Source: Eco-Business

Consumers in Asia Pacific believe that financial services brands are not supporting sustainable development in emerging markets, and are less trustworthy than tech or car brands, a BBC study suggests.


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