#sustainable finance News

Asia Pulp and Paper's Indah Kiat Perawang Mill in Riau province, Sumatra
Exclusive The paper giant is aiming to rein in its massive carbon footprint in line with the Indonesian government's own net-zero target. Environmentalists fret that the company's aim to triple production and its continued operation on carbon-rich peatlands contradict its decarbonisation goals.
Jiayun Fang, United Overseas Bank
Fang makes the switch after almost three and a half years with Japanese personal care firm Shiseido.
AboitizPower's GNPower coal plant
Philippine Central Bank governor Benjamin Diokno downplays local banks still underwriting and selling bonds for coal developers despite public declarations to stop funding the fossil fuel.
Ellie Tang, director of sustainable investing, Fidelity International
Tang joins the investment firm after almost six years with Hong Kong conglomerate New World Development.
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#sustainable finance Opinion

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How can the world scale up sustainable projects from small investments to big ones? One important way is to make successful sustainable innovations more visible to investors.
Yiong Yim Ming_CFO_CDL
Amid the increased prominence of sustainability in policymaking and legislation, there is a huge opportunity for chief finance officers, or CFOs, to take the lead in corporate accountability.
Janet Yellen_World Bank Group 2022
International cooperation to finance a "sustainable development recovery" has gained new urgency. But multilateral cooperation continues to be paralysed by complacency, petty rivalries and inward-looking nationalism.
Protest against greenwashing.
Bad marketing tactics can distort the effective expression of public concerns on environmental issues. Consumers and investors can drive change through their purchasing and spending power, but free, honest and accurate data is needed.
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#sustainable finance Podcasts

COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Coal power plant Laos 2021
Laos has announced the construction of two new coal plants for this year, despite growing evidence that coal power comes with significant financial risk. What is holding back the country from tapping its rich clean energy resources instead?
Accountancy
A recent study found that 9 in 10 accountants want companies to be more sustainable after the pandemic. Eco-Business asked Association of Chartered Certified Accountants sustainability head Jimmy Greer about reinventing capitalism and making the numbers of net zero commitments add up.
Blackrock podcast
Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
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