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ESG & Sustainability

Banking Brief: a sustainable success

ESG & Sustainability

Sustainability-linked loans have been around for a while, but the current economic climate is set to boost investor appetite once again, according to participants speaking at the fourth webinar in this series.

Developments in the green energy sector

ESG & Sustainability

Despite falls in fossil fuel usage, 2020 was the joint hottest year on record, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, equalling temperatures seen in 2016.

Sustainability, linked in

ESG & Sustainability

Loans linked to the environmental performance of the borrower are gathering pace. How do they work and who are they aimed at?

Fund Finance

Industrial values strengthen

Fund Finance

A closer look at the latest data from the commercial property market.

Fund finance 2021: drastic change or steady evolution?

Fund Finance

Two fund financing experts reflect on the sector’s future, taking in the impact of ESG and contrasting the Covid era with the last financial crisis.

In the right direction

Fund Finance

The latest brief from the bank’s Chief Economist. The global economy seems to be on track for a swift recovery. 

Fund Governance

Challenges and opportunities in ESG investing

Fund Governance

A recent NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services webinar looked at ESG investing, with contributions from Federated Hermes, Coutts & Co and PwC.

Depositary Insights: Autumn 2020

Fund Governance

Depositary Insights is a new quarterly regulatory developments publication from NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services (NWTDS).

Commercial real estate outlook

Fund Governance

How has the pandemic affected commercial real estate? A recent webinar, hosted by NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services, looked at the key themes impacting the market.

Digital & Innovation

Innovation in Institutional Banking

Digital & Innovation

Tom Colclough, head of customer journeys for institutional banking at RBS International, considers disruptive forces in the industry and how incumbents might respond.

Banking brief: Shock to the system

Digital & Innovation

The global pandemic has reinforced the need for businesses to be ‘shock-ready’. But where does the bank fit into this brave new world? Jamie Broadbent, Head of Digital and Innovation, shares his thoughts.

Fighting Fraud

Digital & Innovation

How can financial services firms best identify and combat fraud?

Fraud, both from within and outside company walls, is increasingly battering businesses across the world. And as technology continues to evolve the way all businesses work, so too are a host of new threats coming to the fore.

Future of Work

Data insights: be a data storyteller

Future of Work

Glenn Exton, Head of Data and Analytics, looks at how we can create strong data visualisations to quickly and clearly tell a data story.

Banking Brief: brave new world

Future of Work

As the end of 2020 draws near, there is a growing sense that the world is moving towards a new set of paradigms that look set to inform how we live, work, learn, buy and socialise for the next few decades.

How to support remote workers?

Future of Work

In light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, we look at how you can effectively support staff working remotely.