Announcements of new Just Energy Transition Partnerships typically speak of an indeterminate blend of grants, concessional and ordinary commercial loans, World Bank loans and guarantees, and private sector equity. But these forms of financing could not be more different from one another
30 Mar 2023
US$120 million investment targets digital, energy transition infrastructure opportunities
27 Mar 2023
Four Japanese banks have approved a credit line totalling US$300 million to finance renewable energy projects in Vietnam in support of the country’s target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Mizuho Bank, Joyo Bank, and Shiga Bank will provide the funding via Vietcombank as part of JBIC's green operations.
31 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
If Ajay Banga is confirmed as World Bank president – as is likely – he will have to find ways to meet the demands of a global south that is eager for change. Failure to do so would undermine the bank’s long-term viability; and jeopardize the West’s future ability to exercise its convening power
16 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
Transaction demonstrates China’s commitment to addressing challenges of marine litter
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
US$15 million facility key to establishment of Pepperl+Fuchs international standard plant
10 Mar 2023
Strategy targets the most carbon-intensive institutional sectors it finances, SME lending, digital platform
10 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
Even markets with contested reputations, such as those for finance and pharmaceuticals, have rules that go beyond certifying the quality of the products traded. As recent scandals have demonstrated, the same should be true for carbon offset markets
3 Mar 2023
Committee members to advise on macroeconomics, climate change, biodiversity, natural resources
22 Feb 2023
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