Reserve Bank probing its role in mitigating climate change

2022/06/28 06:37:00

Reserve Bank probing its role in mitigating climate change

Reserve Bank probing its role in mitigating climate change

Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the central bank can improve information flows

27 June 2022 - 19:24 Katharine Child The SA Reserve Bank, whose main job is to manage monetary policy, says it has begun work to understand how it can mitigate against climate change, despite this not being the usual work of the central bank.27 June 2022 - 11:08 Saul Butera and Antony Sguazzin Picture: BLOOMBERG The UK has agreed to guarantee $2bn of the debt the African Development Bank ( AfDB) has extended to governments on the continent, allowing the lender to free up finance for climate-related projects.The bank has partnered with small businesses in Southern Africa to provide debt and advisory services and equity participation 27 June 2022 - 14:31 Sponsored Leina Gabaraane is head of Standard Bank’s Southern Africa business & commercial clients division.Not only do the loans come at a favourable interest rate, they are accompanied by the kind of scrutiny that corrupt South Africans need Columnist 26 June 2022 - 00:00 There is grave misunderstanding in sections of our society about the meaning and utility of loans from the World Bank, and developmental institutions in general.

Governor Lesetja Kganyago says in the Bank’s annual report published on Monday that “climate change will have a profound effect on SA’s economy and financial sector”..“That allows us to transfer some of our own assets, which we have on our sovereign loan books to the private sector,” he said..Standard Bank is partnering with businesses to build a capability ecosystem that will support small traders, agribusinesses and entrepreneurs to grow.B Premium This article is reserved for our subscribers.” The guarantees are a step towards meeting a financing gap that Africa, the continent worst hit by climate change, needs to meet to finance the strengthening of infrastructure such as roads and bridges.A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.African leaders estimate that adapting to climate change — by fortifying coastlines against rising sea levels, combating desertification and building climate-resilient roads and bridges — would require an annual $33bn, according to the Global Center on Adaptation.By partnering with the micro, small, and medium enterprises, Standard Bank provides the debt, advisory services and, in some instances, the equity participation to grow small businesses..

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Ideological knee-jerk rejection of World Bank loans is so last centuryNot only do the loans come at a favourable interest rate, they are accompanied by the kind of scrutiny that corrupt South Africans need. No loan is ever good!

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