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A more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food system must be a pillar of any climate mitigation or adaptation agenda. But the barriers to building one should not be underestimated, especially for countries and regions where soil is poor, land has little agricultural value and other natural resources, such as water, are limited or degraded
20 May 2022
A task force convened by the Monetary Authority of Singapore has published the second version of its green and transition taxonomy. The document, which builds on the earlier taxonomy proposed by the Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) in January 2021, details threshol
20 May 2022
Europe’s pleas to energy producers in the Global South to help it reduce its dependence on Russia have probably prompted more than a few eye rolls. After all, countries across the developing world have endured years of proselytizing from Europe about the importance of making rapid progress toward a carbon-free energy future
19 May 2022
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Nearly two-thirds (63%) of investors globally prefer to use active funds to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their portfolios, with equities (80%) over bonds (58%) being the most popular asset classes to gain ESG exposure, according to a new study. ESG adoption is now widespread, with the proportion of ESG users jumping to 89%, from 84% in 2021, Capital Group says in its ESG Global Study 2022. Asia-Pacific (APAC) saw the largest increase in ESG users of any region (to 88% from 81% in 2021).
18 May 2022
Ellie Tang hire part of move to embed ESG across firm’s entire capabilities
18 May 2022
Asian fixed-income market plays crucial role in financing transition to sustainable future
18 May 2022
Regulatory-aligned benchmark helps asset managers develop climate friendly portfolios
17 May 2022
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
Achieving global climate goals will require a quantum leap in investments to secure sufficient supplies of key minerals needed for clean energy technologies. But while these inputs can greatly accelerate emission reduction efforts, protecting human rights when extracting them is an essential condition for climate justice
13 May 2022
One of South Korea’s policy banks, Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim), on May 17 priced a dual-tranche euro bond offering totalling €1.5 billion (US$1.58 billion) in the largest-ever senior unsecured public euro bond issuance out of Korea. The deal comprises a two-year green floating rate note and a 3.5-year fixed rate note.
22 May 2022
Singapore Temasek-back firm leads way in market with huge potential for investors, environment
20 May 2022
Humanity’s continuing failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has substantially increased the likelihood of global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius within the coming decades. That means we must start exploring a wider set up options for mitigating the worst consequences and managing life in a warmer world
20 May 2022