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Green Finance
Singapore’s three homegrown banks reported resilient earnings over recent weeks, buoyed in part by rising interest rates. A common thread which passed without much fanfare in all their reports is the growing capital committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable financing, and their efforts towards achieving net zero.
8 Aug 2022
After volatile start to 2022, revival in market expected with Q2 25% issuance increase
5 Aug 2022
First 50-year bond issued by the government, longest-tenor green bond by a sovereign
5 Aug 2022
Looking ahead to the period after the pandemic and today's bout of inflation, most economies face strong headwinds that threaten to return them to the secular stagnation of the 2010s. But with policies to boost trade in services and increase green investments, the outlook would brighten substantially
5 Aug 2022
Citi has launched a new sustainability-focused time deposit offering for corporate and institutional clients in Asia-Pacific.
3 Aug 2022
The Monetary Authority of Singapore aims raise at least S$1.5 billion (US$1.08 billion) this week with the country’s maiden sale of a sovereign green bond, the proceeds of which will fund infrastructure projects with environmental benefits.
1 Aug 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine came at a time when global energy supply was already tight, and when epochal geopolitical shifts were already underway. While the push for net-zero emissions will continue, energy security will once again become a top-line priority
28 Jul 2022
Pioneer Philippine energy transition financing links coal plant divestment to green investment
27 Jul 2022
Deutsche Bank and consumer finance provider Home Credit Indonesia have closed an ESG-linked loan facility amounting to 156 billion rupiah (US$10.4 million).
22 Jul 2022
Malaysian lender Maybank has received an AA rating from MSCI ESG Ratings for the second consecutive year, placing it among the top 36% of the 189 diversified banks rated globally based on the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI).
20 Jul 2022
The journey to sustainability is a story of transformation. This, according to the fund managers who participated in The Asset Triple A ESG Fund Manager and Investors Awards 2022.
18 Jul 2022
EVN Finance, a unit of state utility Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN), has signed deals for a US$75 million bond issuance, the country’s inaugural onshore, local-currency and internationally verified green bonds.
15 Jul 2022
The private equity industry is about to undergo an epochal shift, as the founders of many leading firms retire and a younger generation with a different view of capitalism takes over. Capital flowing through private markets can thus play the role it should in taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria mainstream
14 Jul 2022