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Good morning, this is Kasmira, editor-in-chief of Geneva Solutions, with an eye today on what the US election outcome means for trade - and for the World Trade Organization leadership race after a key meeting today was cancelled.

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Kasmira Jefford


Today’s reason for hope

Climate finance for developing countries on rise Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for developing countries totalled $78.9bn in 2018, up 11 per cent from the previous year. The increase was driven by a rise in public climate finance, according to new figures from the OECD.


Sustainable Business & Finance news

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Keystone/Salvatore di Nolfi

US elections are over - but what next for WTO leadership race? After a nerve-racking week, the United States finally declared Joe Biden as its next President. But for those hoping for a swift end in another selection process - that of appointing the next leader of the World Trade Organization - they may have to wait much longer.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Investors urge companies to advance no-deforestation efforts. A coalition of nine financial institutions representing €1.8 trillion in assets under management is asking companies to take action to end deforestation in their supply chains.

Climate Action (EN)

ESG data explosion shows surging importance of ‘non-financial’ data CDP, the non-profit formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, has seen a big jump this year in the number of companies disclosing sustainability data.

Financial Times (EN)

Here's what else is happening

Next on the agenda

9-19 November | Race to Zero Dialogues The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s online sessions will profile climate action solutions across the industry.


10 November | Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance Organised by the University of Geneva, the online summit will bring together academics and investment practitioners to explore key emerging issues in sustainable finance.


16-20 November | Sustainable Innovation Forum This annual event explores the cross-sector, cross-industry collaboration needed to prevent a climate emergency.

Climate Action (EN)

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