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More Asian sovereign issuers are lining up green bonds to address post-pandemic financing gaps. Singapore is gearing up for its first green note launch in the coming months, to tap markets for as much as S$35 billion in environment-focused financing by 2030.
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A common green taxonomy with the European Union and strict disclosure rules will bring China closer to international standards. But entrenched interests driving investments in heavily polluting assets in Asia can complicate the picture.
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Financial institutions including HSBC and Bridgewater Associates are backing a public database to simplify access to corporate sustainability data. 'ESG Book', created by data firm Arabesque, aims to standardise multiple corporate disclosures from around the world.
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EB Studio Speaking at the inaugural Singapore Sustainable Investing & Financing Conference, IFC's Alfonso Garcia Mora said SLBs create "the right incentives" for both issuers and investors to comply with sustainable performance indicators.
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Southeast Asia countries have spent little of their COVID-19 recovery funds on sustainable development. There is still time to turn the pandemic into an opportunity.
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With the growing urgency for climate solutions, blockchain technology could be a powerful tool to revolutionise green finance, especially as transparency and traceable information are critical in measuring and monitoring climate impact.
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Singapore is a key facilitator of coal projects regionally, particularly in Indonesia. As impacts of climate change worsen, Singapore must go beyond encouraging green finance, to regulating funding for environmentally destructive projects.
‘Growing momentum’ to make 2021 the global action year for sustainable energy
In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021.
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