S&P Global: Business lays down its green roots

2017-11-17T10:41:49+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Business is rising to the climate change challenge on all fronts. 14 November 2017 Investors are diversifying portfolios away from perceived climate risk and carbon-intensive projects. Green bond issuance nearly doubled in 2016, reaching US$95.6 billion. Policymakers are encouraging and, in France, mandating climate reporting. Governments and municipalities alike are establishing carbon-reduction goals; this [...]

Bosch: Synthetic fuels could power carbon-neutral vehicles in the near future

2017-11-17T12:20:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Until recently, preventing around 2.8 gigatons of CO2 emissions by 2050 seemed like an impossible vision. This could soon change with the help of synthetic fuels, also known as e-fuels, argues Urs Ruth, Senior Expert on Climate Change and Energy at Bosch. 14 November 2017 A Bosch study has shown that e-fuels can make [...]

5 key takeaways from COP23 Business and Industry day

2017-11-10T12:44:29+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Private sector commitment to meeting objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change was put under the spotlight during a dedicated business and industry day (BINGO), which took place in Bonn, Germany yesterday, during the first week of ongoing climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Bonn, 10 November [...]

ICC Court bolsters North American presence with NYIAC MoU

2017-11-09T17:30:32+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to benefit the global dispute resolution community and reaffirm the Court’s commitment to North America, a region which has seen a marked rise in users following the 2014 establishment of an [...]

4 things business wants from COP23

2017-11-09T17:25:12+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News|

Business and industry representatives from around the world are converging in Bonn this week for COP23—the world’s largest climate summit—to reaffirm private sector commitment to global climate goals and set a roadmap for implementation. Bonn, 9 November 2017 The 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP) comes at a time when more companies are committing [...]

5 things you may have missed from the ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 Technical Meeting

2017-11-17T12:55:44+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

For the first time in over 30 years, ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 Technical Meeting was held in London, gathering international experts and close to 250 delegates to discuss key issues affecting the trade finance industry. London, 8 November 2017 Discussions revealed wide consensus that geopolitical and economic forces influencing trade are greater than they [...]

5 key events for business at COP23 climate talks

2017-11-07T16:53:31+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

It’s opening day of the 2017 United Nations climate change conference, otherwise known as COP23. Marking the two-year anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change concluded at COP21 in 2015, the Summit is taking place in Bonn, Germany under the presidency of the island nation of Fiji. The talks will run over [...]

KLRCA and ICC sign MoU to boost dispute resolution

2017-11-02T11:32:00+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cater to the growing dispute resolution needs of businesses across Asia. Paris and Kuala Lumpur, 1 November 2017 Under the terms of the MoU, the [...]

ICC Court revises note to include expedited determination of unmeritorious claims or defences

2017-10-31T10:50:10+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced an update to its practice note to parties and arbitral tribunals. Paris, 30 October 2017 Approved by the Bureau of the Court on 25 October 2017 and discussed at the Court’s annual Working Session from 26-27 October 2017, the new [...]

3 reasons to attend the ICC Banking Commission 2018 Annual Meeting in Miami

2017-10-25T11:25:36+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

Registration is now open for the ICC Banking Commission’s flagship Annual Meeting in Miami, bringing together experts and leading figures from the trade finance industry to discuss the latest trends, challenges and prospects. Miami, 24 October 2017 As one of the most important events on the 2018 banking calendar, the Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting [...]

Guest blog: Adopting a compliance approach to fight corruption, protect investments

2017-10-25T11:16:10+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, News|

With the 15th annual International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Miami Conference quickly approaching, we are spotlighting some of the programme’s top-line issues slated for discussion. Here to outline their stance on the matter of compliance in arbitration are Linklaters Head of Latin American Arbitration Christian Albanesi and United States Head of Litigation and Government [...]

ICC MoU with Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration extends facilities to arbitration users

2017-10-19T14:55:32+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) paving the way for users of ICC Arbitration to use SCIA’s hearing facilities, located in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, at a preferential rate. 19 October 2017 Alexis Mourre, [...]