Amid the growing enthusiasm for carbon border taxes, Western policymakers have largely ignored the negative impact on the world’s poorest countries. For carbon-pricing policies to succeed, developed countries must show their commitment to shared prosperity by enabling knowledge-sharing and fostering equitable climate finance
17 Mar 2023
Insurer reduces GHG emissions per employee were reduced by 23% compared with 2019
13 Mar 2023
Transaction demonstrates China’s commitment to addressing challenges of marine litter
14 Mar 2023
Strategy targets the most carbon-intensive institutional sectors it finances, SME lending, digital platform
10 Mar 2023
Chinese fintech’s first sustainability-linked derivative incentivizes meeting various ESG targets
10 Mar 2023
More female investors than men value sustainability, 9 in 10 wish to create more social change
9 Mar 2023
Sustainable tourism, fisheries promoted along with marine conservation
8 Mar 2023
Possible model for Asian bankers to emulate
7 Mar 2023
Even markets with contested reputations, such as those for finance and pharmaceuticals, have rules that go beyond certifying the quality of the products traded. As recent scandals have demonstrated, the same should be true for carbon offset markets
3 Mar 2023
Being in a region that is among the most vulnerable to climate change, Singaporean banks are ramping up efforts to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their lending and investment decisions. Over the last couple of years, the city-state’s leading lenders DBS, OCBC and UOB have committed themselves to achieving the net-zero target by 2050, and have made comprehensive pledges to curb lending to industries that are not ESG-compliant such as coal, steel, shipping, and oil and gas sectors.
6 Mar 2023
Khan Bank, Mongolia’s largest commercial financial institution, has issued the first-ever green bond to be issued in the country, a US$60 million, five-year offering. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is investing US$15 million in the offering, which has attracted another US$45 million from international investors, including US$35 million from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO and US$10 million from MicroVest Capital Management.
17 Mar 2023
If Ajay Banga is confirmed as World Bank president – as is likely – he will have to find ways to meet the demands of a global south that is eager for change. Failure to do so would undermine the bank’s long-term viability; and jeopardize the West’s future ability to exercise its convening power
16 Mar 2023
Singapore banking group DBS and private equity and venture capital investment firm Heritas Capital have announced the first close of the Asia Impact First Fund (AIFF). The fund has now raised over US$20 million, led by anchor investor DBS, which committed US$10 million, and like-minded impact-focused family offices, foundations, corporates and high-net-worth individuals.
15 Mar 2023
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