Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general for economic development Elliott Harris.
A new analysis tracks the intricate credit flows crisscrossing Asia that profit sectors notorious for their impacts on the planet and people. Regional cooperation is critical to foster responsible lending practices, argue the authors.
The world needs US$11.5 trillion to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As the Eco-Business event Unlocking Capital for Sustainability approaches, we asked some key speakers what is holding back sustainable finance in Asia.
Six in 10 Prudential Singapore staff are women. Outgoing CEO Wilf Blackburn explains how addressing gender bias, ageism and hierarchy is helping the firm to achieve its main sustainability ambition: help people live longer.