DBS has extended a green loan amounting to A$295 million (US$204.72 million) to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC for the refinancing of Chifley Tower Sydney, a development certified for its sustainability in Sydney’s central business district.
22 Jun 2022
Tumbling equity markets and greater regulatory and public scrutiny are subjecting previously fast-growing green investments to what may be their toughest stress test yet. As fears of recession increase, many believe that an industry based on the promise of making money while doing good may be facing a reckoning
17 Jun 2022
Renewable energy was a key issue that led to a change of government in the recent Australian election. And the groundswell of public opinion in support of climate action is sweeping other parts of Asia-Pacific as well, according to Ben Arnott, head of energy finance and advisory, Southeast Asia, at Société Générale.
20 Jun 2022
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4 Apr 2022
Despite market uncertainties and economic dislocations, the global market for green bonds exceeded most forecasts. Issuance of green bonds in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) more than doubled to a record US$95 billion last year, from US$41 billion in 2020, a new study finds. An additional US$64 billion of social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds brought the total emerging market issuance of these bonds to US$159 billion in 2021, nearly triple the volume in the previous year, according to the Emerging Market Green Bonds Report 2021, published by Amundi and International Finance Corporation.
15 Jun 2022
The most recent change on the supply side of the global oil market has involved Saudi Arabia suddenly and dramatically regaining its swing-producer role. But, in view of growing hostility toward fossil fuels, this development is unlikely to alter the market’s longer-term dynamics
8 Jun 2022
DBS Group Holdings has appointed Ben Caldecott to its board sustainability committee (BSC) as non-director member. The BSC is chaired by DBS chief executive officer Piyush Gupta and its members comprise current DBS board members Chng Kai Fong, Judy Lee and Tham Sai Choy.
2 Jun 2022
The disconnect between those developing sustainability projects and the world of traditional finance means that scaling such initiatives is not straightforward. Three steps in particular are necessary to help mobilize the trillions of dollars needed to address the ever-worsening climate crisis
1 Jun 2022
Hong Kong-based Solar module maker ET Solar will invest about US$600 million to build a new 5-gigawatt wafer facility in northern Vietnam.
23 May 2022