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Featuring discussions on cross border faster payments solutions and trade commodity finance
Take a step back into the world of art when BAFT was founded with the head of the Royal Academy of Arts, Axel Rüger. We’ve asked Axel to choose four pieces of art from the ’20s that personify what was going on in the minds of people and in particular artists of that time. *SPONSORED BY ING*
Women and allies have been calling for gender equality for a long time and while progress has been made, a collective effort is still required to dismantle barriers. Around the globe, there is growing attention to systemic racism and sexism and a global movement toward workplace equality. Change starts with individuals taking responsibility for their own attitudes and behaviors and leadership to drive systemic improvements to workplace policies, practices, and culture. Time is of the essence, customers, employees, and investors increasingly see equity and inclusion as not just a nice-to-have but a must-have.
What was the world like when BAFT was founded 100 years ago? What were on the mind of financiers and policy makers in 2021 that lead to the creation of an association focused on trade. World War I was still on everyone’s mind, the colonial blocks of trade were slowly collapsing, the USA was a new kid on the block, the worst pandemic ever, the Spanish flue, was finally over and, to crown it all, the 1920s stated off with a short, but brutal recession. Join a conversation with historian and writer, James Grant. *SPONSORED BY* ING