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Sustainability: a hallmark of cash

Tod Niedeck, corporate marketing director at Crane Currency makes the case for the sustainability benefits that are inherent in the production of paper banknotes, contrasting this with the environmental difficulties that face plastic banknotes at the end…

Greening the central bank balance sheet, or not?

Paul Fisher, fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and senior adviser for Oliver Wyman, discusses how central banks can act to contribute to mitigating and adapting to climate change, and identifies some worthwhile interventions.

From Covid‑19 recovery to a greener economy

BNP Paribas asks, in a world challenged by the Covid‑19 pandemic and empowered by recovery from it, what’s next for the central banking sector? Also discussing how banks and central banks can collaborate to encourage sustainable growth and build a better…

The renminbi’s rise to prominence: focus report 2021

Central Banking explores the impact the addition of the renminbi to the SDR basket has had on internationalising the Chinese currency; central bank reserve managers share their views on including the renminbi in their portfolios; and we take a look at…

The evolution of the renminbi

Central Banking speaks to five policy-makers about their thoughts on the prominence of the renminbi within central bank reserves following its inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights.

Payment infrastructure for a digital era

Central Banking speaks to representatives from ACI Worldwide and Mastercard about why collaboration with the private sector is crucial for payment infrastructure in the digital era

Expecting the unexpected

Lars Schröder, senior engagement manager at SkySparc, looks at what is driving shifts in central banks’ technology requirements.

Are we entering the polymer age?

CCL Secure explores the security and anti-counterfeit benefits of polymer banknote technology. As this developing technology reveals its advantages over traditional paper-based banknotes, could we soon see a shift in the status quo in polymer’s favour?

The future of forward guidance

BNP Paribas Asset Management explores the current landscape around forward guidance, focusing on how central banks’ methods of communication are likely to evolve in the future. By Richard Barwell

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