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ESG Investing
Insurer reduces GHG emissions per employee were reduced by 23% compared with 2019
13 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
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
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
DBS, Citi, MUFG, and HSBC take home accolades in The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2023 as announced in an Oscar-style awards ceremony held last night (March 14) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
15 Mar 2023
Reinvigorated IMAS pushes digitization, diversity, education post-pandemic
14 Mar 2023
Climate change is perhaps the most significant financial risk for investors over the long term, according to Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
13 Mar 2023
Facility one of largest ESG commercial bank loans in Asia-Pacific, second-largest social loan globally
1 Mar 2023
The US Inflation Reduction Act should be seen as a wake-up call for Europe. As the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) holds its first-ever forum in Luxembourg this week, policymakers can start to deliver what the European economy needs most: smart, targeted investments
28 Feb 2023
Efforts to prohibit financial institutions from considering environmental, social and governance criteria reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of free-market capitalism on the part of its self-proclaimed defenders. If private investors and companies want to pursue ESG goals, it is not politicians' place to interfere
28 Feb 2023