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Industrial Bank (Hong Kong) on May 11 priced a US$650 million green bond offering, with the use of proceeds intended to be aligned with the Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT).
14 May 2022
Born during the darkest days of the 20th century, the Bretton Woods system created a powerful vehicle for mobilizing finance on a global scale. But, rather than leveraging the system to help poor countries recover from the pandemic and meet broader development goals, the rich world continues to court danger by playing it safe
13 May 2022
Singaporean lender United Overseas Bank (UOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) to collaborate on investment banking, environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing and treasury services. The Korean state-owned financial company aims to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia.
12 May 2022
New capabilities offer enhanced portfolio screening, regulatory taxonomies, GHG analytics
11 May 2022
Futu Securities International (Hong Kong), a tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform, has partnered with BNY Mellon Investment Management to launch a responsible investing model portfolio.
10 May 2022
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing its first loan to a non-bank financial institution (NBFI) in the Philippines, which will help women-owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) that have been severely affected by Covid-19.
6 May 2022
In 2021, total spending for energy transition attracted a record US$755 billion of investment, according to a report by BloombergNEF (BNEF), a research provider. Investment surged by 27%, the report notes, driven by electric transport. “However, spending must ramp up significantly to reach net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century,” it says. BNEF estimates that US$2.1 trillion of investment is needed in the energy transition from 2022 to 2025.
2 May 2022
The Philippines’ largest lender BDO Unibank is issuing the country’s first blue bond to help tackle marine pollution and preserve clean water resources, while supporting the Philippines’ climate goals. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is subscribing up to US$100 million to the blue bond, which is aimed at increasing access to financing for blue projects.
29 Apr 2022
Although a rapid reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions was already needed to address climate change, the task has become doubly urgent in response to Russia's territorial aggression and weaponization of energy supplies. Achieving net-zero emissions must now be a central objective of defence and security policy
28 Apr 2022
Mature investors demand products delivering profit and impact
27 Apr 2022
YTD inflows less than half of US$53.48 billion gathered last year
26 Apr 2022
To keep global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius, trillions of dollars more will need to be invested in clean energy production and infrastructure every year from now until 2050. While most of that will have to come from the private sector, governments must act as the seed funders and market makers
25 Apr 2022