The International Finance Corporation's Green Equity Strategy is seen as a good start toward ending the lender’s coal exposure, but a new study finds what it says are loopholes that could render the strategy ineffective.
Green bonds may have a credibility issue, but they are the most direct way to finance green projects, says Maarten Biermans, head of sustainable capital markets for Dutch finance giant Rabobank. He tells Eco-Business why responsible investing is gaining the upper hand.
Ingrid van Wees –
As the world’s oceans remain under threat, Asian Development Bank's Ingrid van Wees discusses what wide ranging projects and innovative financing are needed to clean up the seas before it is too late.
Erin Jan Sinogba and Daniele Ponzi –
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
and Justin Yifu Lin –
If the world is to avert climate calamity, multilateral finance institutions must begin looking to large institutional investors as their partners and clients, write Håvard Hallang and Justin Yifu Lin.
High-profile activist-led campaigns against fossil fuels and plastics are a sign of the times, indicating the increasing ability of NGOs to force policy change globally, including in Asia. Sigwatch's Robert Blood explains where NGOs get their power and what it means for investors.