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Stephan Wolf

Stephan Wolf

CEO at Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
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The Missing Ingredient for Globally Compatible ESG Data Collation and Reporting

04 Feb 2022

According to EY’s 2021 Global Corporate Reporting Survey, 76% of the world’s major finance leaders back the need for globally consistent environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. Stephan Wolf explains why ensuring a holistic entity identification mechanism through a global standard – such as the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) - is a fo...

Financial Inclusion

Why Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets is the Backbone of a Strong Global Supply Chain

17 Nov 2021

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group), Zimbabwe’s NMB Bank Limited, GLEIF, Cenfri and Cornerstone Advisory Plus recently collaborated to launch the first iteration of GLEIF’s digital business identity initiative in Africa. This has been a success for all involved, making it a model showcase for how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the...

Long reads

Standardised entity identification in ESG reporting

12 Oct 2022

This is an excerpt from Finextra’s report, 'The Future of ESGTech 2023'. The collective, global will to enact standards for ESG reporting has never been stronger. Following the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November of 2021, the International Financial Standards Reporting (ISFR) Foundation created the International Sustainability Standar...