The meteoric growth of green bonds is a sign that the finance industry is finally waking up to the potential of sustainability. But speakers at a recent green finance forum said that the opacity of how the funds are used means that green bonds are often little more than greenwash.
Fei Huang –
With more than half of the global population living in cities today, sustainable development cannot be realised if segments of society cannot participate in all aspects of urban life. Here are five ways to make a city more inclusive.
Nathan Rive –
This is the 'golden era' of international climate finance. ADB's Nathan Rive shares his advice on how countries can successfully apply for funding to climate-proof themselves for the future.
One-fifth of companies on the Singapore Exchange acknowledge the Sustainable Development Goals, and fewer have plans around them. Corporate Citizenship's Lawrence Ow explains why Singapore-listed firms should sit up and pay attention to the SDGs.
Hannah Koh –
Bringing together key figures in the private and public sectors, this year’s Responsible Business Forum will offer lessons on how business can be a force for good and harnessed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Vaidehi Shah –
Far too many Australian politicians receive financial support from, and give subsidies to, the fossil fuel industry, say climate campaigners. A new initiative by 350.org Australia calls for pollution-free politics in the country.
Medilyn Manibo –
Women continue to show results in addressing climate change in urban and rural communities around the world. UN's Momentum for Change celebrates their efforts through this short video.