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Al Ahram Weekly: Green investing: Good deal and good deed

Al Ahram Weekly: Green investing: Good deal and good deed

Al Ahram Weekly: Green investing: Good deal and good deed

Al Ahram Weekly: Green investing: Good deal and good deed

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Deborah Lehr

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April 11, 2019

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Investing in green turns out to be a good deal as well as a good deed. China, which has now become one of the world’s largest markets for green finance, is showing how investing in sustainability is not only important for saving the earth but can bring about excellent returns for the investor. As Egypt seeks to “clean and green” the country while promoting economic growth, China’s example offers some insight into a path forward for Egypt.

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Caixin Opinion: 促进绿色投资 中国需要什么

Caixin Opinion: 促进绿色投资 中国需要什么

Caixin Opinion: 促进绿色投资 中国需要什么

Caixin Opinion: 促进绿色投资 中国需要什么

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Deborah Lehr

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February 21, 2019

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政府有必要打好“组合拳”,包括制定实施有效的政策、采取奖惩结合的措施以及建立有利于拉动投资和绿色发展的监管架构,从而吸引和撬动更多的社会资本。

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SCMP Opinion: China’s green finance model shows how saving the planet can also be a savvy investment

SCMP Opinion: China’s green finance model shows how saving the planet can also be a savvy investment

SCMP Opinion: China’s green finance model shows how saving the planet can also be a savvy investment

SCMP Opinion: China’s green finance model shows how saving the planet can also be a savvy investment

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Deborah Lehr

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February 20, 2019

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With the world’s largest carbon trading exchange, huge green bond market and plethora of green private equity funds, China has shown that well-crafted regulatory, policy and financial frameworks can spur private interest in green finance.

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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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