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Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

Harvey Schwartz, former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: Responding to financial crisis leadership is critical

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October 31, 2018

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Mr. Schwartz, Former COO of Goldman Sachs: One of the most important take-aways from the crisis is the importance of strong leadership, the global coordination from individuals, institutions, governments and policy makers.

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Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

Harvey Schwartz, former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs: China's deleveraging measures are better implemented. Opening is a major trend.

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Caijing

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October 18, 2018

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Mr. Schwartz said that for many decades interest rates have effectively been declining, creating very low interest rates, encouraging leverage and with the introduction of quantitative easing – ultimately helping to drive asset prices significantly higher. As we now see a shift to increasing interest rates or “quantitative tightening,” it is somewhat likely that certain institutions and countries may be impacted.

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Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

Quick Take: President Xi moves on financial reform

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Deborah Lehr

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September 19, 2017

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In another clear sign that President Xi is entering the 19th Plenum in a strong position, China has announced plans to open a number of previously restricted sectors to foreign firms. Important policy decisions continue to be made and announced.

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Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

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Basilinna

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February 24, 2017

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In the lead up to the important 19th Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party where the new Party line up will be announced, President Xi Jinping is already making personnel changes in the government. Today, three new Ministerial-level appointments were announced.

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Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

Why successful global green finance is all about the color of private money

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Deborah Lehr

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October 17, 2016

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As leaders in the global financial community gathered in Washington for the annual IMF/World Bank meetings, the hottest ticket in town was for a technical discussion on green finance.

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Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

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Basilinna

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October 13, 2016

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In the midst of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank fall meetings, international and U.S. experts convened for the “Greening the Financial System: From Momentum to Transformation” conference on October 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

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Basilinna

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September 7, 2016

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Basilinna congratulates on the G20 member countries for the bold move of including green finance as a integral part of the final Communique of their meeting in Hangzhou, China in September 2016.

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China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

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Basilinna

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September 6, 2016

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For three decades, China's growth was fueled by government investment and exports of manufactured goods, but rapid growth and urbanization created serious environmental problems.

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Green finance: A strategic imperative for China

Green finance: A strategic imperative for China

Green finance: A strategic imperative for China

Green finance: A strategic imperative for China

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Deborah Lehr

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June 13, 2016

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With last month’s high-profile signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement by 174 countries at the United Nations, the complicated process to turn these historic commitments on climate change into reality has begun. Yet away from the cameras, the more difficult process of financing implementation of these commitments is getting a boost from what may seem an unlikely source: the Chinese government.

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For China, Green Finance is a strategic imperative

For China, Green Finance is a strategic imperative

For China, Green Finance is a strategic imperative

For China, Green Finance is a strategic imperative

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Deborah Lehr

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June 6, 2016

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With last month’s high-profile signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement by 174 countries at the United Nations, the complicated process to turn these historic commitments on climate change into reality has begun. Yet away from the cameras, the more difficult process of financing implementation of these commitments is getting a boost from what may seem an unlikely source: the Chinese government.

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China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

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Basilinna

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June 6, 2016

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China and the U.S. are bulking up the size and scope of a fund created to finance green projects to about $3 billion, according to two people familiar with the decision. The capital boost will increase the fund’s size by 50 percent from $2 billion and broaden its investment mandate to green projects beyond just improving the energy efficiency of buildings, said the people, who asked not be identified because the information isn’t public.

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Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Chinese President Xi Jinping was an unexpected savior of the historic Paris Climate Summit last December. He offered far reaching Chinese commitments to reduce carbon emissions, and also provided necessary political momentum to finalize the difficult international negotiations.

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Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

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Basilinna

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April 16, 2016

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Washington, DC—The Paulson Institute and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets.

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Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

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Basilinna

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November 6, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100-­billion market in bonds tied to environmentally friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a shift to clean energy supplies.

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China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

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Basilinna

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November 2, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100 billion market in bonds tied to environmentally-friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a transformation to clean energy supplies.

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Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

Cities and the environment anchor the U.S.-China relationship

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Leigh Wedell

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October 15, 2015

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The U.S.-China relationship remains bogged down by a host of intractable issues, ranging from cyber security and the South China Sea to currency devaluation and China’s economic slowdown.

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How cleaning up China's environment can also be good for its economy

How cleaning up China's environment can also be good for its economy

How cleaning up China's environment can also be good for its economy

How cleaning up China's environment can also be good for its economy

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Deborah Lehr

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August 14, 2015

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China's 13th five-year plan, due for release in 2016, will reportedly include the most ambitious environmental reform agenda attempted in history. A study by Goldman Sachs predicts that, as a result, the Chinese environmental market could be a multibillion-dollar opportunity.

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Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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October 1, 2014

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Imagine relocating four of America’s top five city populations – Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – into new cities every year. That is what Chinese urbanization will look like.

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