#sustainable finance News

Officer workers in Singapore CBD
As the city-state seeks to expand its sustainable finance workforce over the next few years, the sector’s national certification agency has pushed out a “skills badge” that can be used to assess the green credentials of professionals.
The judging panel for The Liveability Challenge 2024
Ideas from Vietnam and the Netherlands claimed the grand prizes at the sustainability innovation competition for the first time.
HEKINAN thermal power plant in Japan
The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero Asia Pacific (GFANZ APAC) network has launched a study to model the cost of retiring Japan’s coal plants early, which comes as the country’s government looks to review its energy plans this year.
Logging truck in Cambodia's Mondulkiri protected forest
Despite growing interest in nature and biodiversity, most investors have yet to incorporate deforestation into their financing policies and very few have done a detailed deforestation assessment across their portfolios, a new survey finds.
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#sustainable finance Opinion

Prabowo_Indonesia elections
Non-populist policies pose risks for politicians. Prabowo Subianto, who has claimed victory in the Indonesian presidential elections, is looking at creating five million green jobs, but stops short of pledging to phase out fossil fuels subsidies.
Palm oil plantation Kalimantan Indonesia
EB Studio Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
Climate impacts on energy infrastructure
Just as shared rules enabled the development of the world's most popular sport, football, a single set of sustainable finance guidelines would accelerate progress in the fight against climate change.
Women delegate COP28 Dubai
Work must continue beyond the two weeks in Dubai to drive a gender-responsive transition, writes COP28's Razan Al Mubarak in her post-COP28 reflection. Improving data, finance and creating work opportunities for women should be prioritised.
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#sustainable finance Podcasts

Smoke from burning land in Indonesia
EB Studio Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
Cantilan Bank aftermath of Rai_EB podcast logo
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
Action against greenwashing in Asia
Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
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