ESG – Obsession with the E has Sidelined the S: A Perspective for National Development Banks

ESG in Development Finance  The detrimental effects of climate change and persistent social injustices around the world continue to pressure financial institutions to demonstrate their commitment towards sustainability. By nature of their public mandate, National Development Banks (NDBs) are obliged to drive inclusive sustainable development through their key role as an intermediary and financial provider…. Read more »

Export Credit Agencies: Can they both Finance Exports and Fund the SDGs?

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved with financial resources to support them.

How National Development Banks Play A Key Role in Financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The unique positioning of National Development Banks (NDBs) makes these institutions critical players in meeting the challenge of financing the UN SDGs. This is Momentus’ insight into what NDBs need to fulfill their potential as catalysts to financing the SDGs.

From Wall Street to Development Finance: Momentus’ Michael Collins

Gain insight into why our Senior Advisor left a career on Wall Street to advise and support Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to maximize their impact on local communities.

What Can Government Financial Institutions Do During a Pandemic?

Historically, endemics and pandemics lead to a “V”-shaped economic pathway. In this insight, we show how the direct lending capability of National Development Banks (NDBs) can be leveraged to take on additional responsibilities in exceptional times.

Time for Export Credit Agencies to Step Up in the Credit Insurance Market

In challenging economic times, the credit insurance market tends to contract – further amplifying an economic slowdown. In this insight, we make a case for an expanded role for export credit agencies (ECAs) in such circumstances.

Green Finance and Investment are Becoming the Mainstream

The reality of climate change and the imperative to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally is requiring leaders in business, government, and civil society to consider what will be required to have a competitive economy with much lower GHG emissions. Green investment capital and financing need to be mobilized to address climate change, support transformation… Read more »