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Financing sustainable development: Is fintech the solution, problem, or irrelevant?

Financing sustainable development: Is fintech the solution, problem, or irrelevant?

Financing sustainable development: Is fintech the solution, problem, or irrelevant?

Financing sustainable development: Is fintech the solution, problem, or irrelevant?

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Simon Zadek

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February 11, 2019

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Digitalization is far more than turning everything we know into ones and zeros. Gathering, moving, and using more data will make it faster and cheaper. This increased digitalization drives fundamental changes in business models, markets, and the design of physical infrastructure, and enables new policy and regulatory options. It covers a growing technological ecosystem, including artificial intelligence, the “internet of things,” blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, as well as the more basic but all important mobile payment platforms.

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The Plan for Markets to Finance Chinese Sustainability

The Plan for Markets to Finance Chinese Sustainability

The Plan for Markets to Finance Chinese Sustainability

The Plan for Markets to Finance Chinese Sustainability

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Deborah Lehr

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February 5, 2019

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At China’s annual economic work conference last month, President Xi reiterated China’s commitment to being a world leader in green finance. Finding ways to use market mechanisms to help pay for the country’s ambitious program on environmental protection is essential to its success. To this end, nine Chinese ministries issued The Action Plan on Building A Market-oriented and Diversified Ecological Protection Compensation Mechanism (the Plan), as a road map for its intentions at the end of December.

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The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

The Paper: Exclusive | Vice President of the Paulson Institute: "Green Finance" Needs a Pervasive Definition

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The Paper

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November 8, 2018

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After Bloomberg's New Economy Forum in Singapore on November 7, The Paper did an exclusive interview with Deborah Lehr, the Vice President of the Paulson Institute, talking about the challenges in green finance development. The article is in Mandarin.

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Can China export fintech?

Can China export fintech?

Can China export fintech?

Can China export fintech?

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Deborah Lehr

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May 28, 2018

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In China, a person can go a whole day without touching cash. One can grab breakfast from a food cart, jump on the subway, buy lunch at a restaurant and a drink from a vending machine, head back home again, stopping off at the grocery store to pick up food for dinner – just using one’s phone. More than 527 million Chinese citizens are doing this every day.

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