In recent years, mankind has been confronted with the reality of climate change, and with it, the need for a global response to the threat it poses to our society. If climate change has taught us one thing, it that global challenges require global solutions. The International Polar Foundation communicates and educates on polar science and research as a way to understand key environmental and climate mechanisms. It also promotes innovative and multi-faceted responses to the complex challenges raised by the need for action on sustainable development.
The financial sector is already a world that knows no frontiers; the economy is now global. Crises and challenges take place on a global scale, as do the measures aimed at resolving them.
SWIFT and the International Polar Foundation have recently established a partnership with the aim of raising awareness and increasing general knowledge in the financial world about climate change issues.
A first step in this new collaboration is to devise innovative and appropriate solutions to tackle climate change, starting with the challenge of Greening Sibos 2010.
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