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.
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.
Pius Ginting and Ho Xiang Tian –
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.
Simon Zadek –
The Covid-19 crisis has made painful sovereign-debt restructurings inevitable for many countries. Countries should offer more favourable terms to debtors that improve protection of natural assets such as rainforests, oceans and biodiversity.
Covid-19 has forced us to stop and think about our impact on the planet, and to imagine the kind of world we want. There is still time for governments to plan for a green recovery, which would also address existing structural problems.
Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, and this requires a deep understanding of sustainability issues.
The global fight against climate change is gradually gaining momentum, with countries like Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, and the EU reaffirming commitment to the Paris Agreement, and more than 80 mayors in …