Asia Pacific

  • CBI certification 'very difficult' for Japanese transition bonds

    18 July 2024

    Japan has confirmed it is not looking to certify its upcoming transition bonds with the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) due to challenges posed by its diverse framework, including around funding innovative start-ups.

  • Stewart Investors launches global emerging markets sustainability strategy

    11 July 2024

    Stewart Investors has launched the Global Emerging Markets (ex-China) Leaders Sustainability Fund, an active, long-only equity strategy.

  • BII lends $20m to African payment processor

    10 July 2024
  • Blue Earth leads $29m for Indian grain commerce platform

    10 July 2024
  • 'Stronger businesses case' needed for nature investments in India, says WEF

    09 July 2024
  • Mercedes-Benz issues first green asset-backed security

    08 July 2024

    German firm Mercedes-Benz has raised CNY765 million ($105 million) from its first green asset-backed security (ABS), which is also believed to be the first instrument of this type from an overseas carmaker in the Chinese market.

  • Japan: Australia 'should have issued a transition bond'

    02 July 2024

    A senior Japanese government official said Australia should have pursued a 'transition bond' label for its sovereign sustainable bond programme as a way of encouraging key hard-to-abate sectors to start seriously thinking about their own transition.

  • Google invests in BlackRock-owned solar developer

    01 July 2024
  • First 'blue bond' in Vietnam issued

    01 July 2024

    Southeast Asia Commercial Bank (SeABank) has raised $75 million from a sustainable bond which is the first in Vietnam to include a 'blue bond' tranche focused on sustainable marine and water projects.

  • Actis launches Asian 'green' data centre platform

    20 June 2024
  • BIS and MAS develop 'blueprint' for regulators' climate data platform

    14 June 2024

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have developed a 'blueprint' for a proposed climate data platform they said could help financial regulators understand emerging climate-related risks.

  • UOB, Singapore launch SME-focused sustainability-linked finance programme

    13 June 2024
  • Philippine green energy firm CREC readies 2025 green bond

    12 June 2024
  • Active Super made 'misleading ESG claims', Australian court finds

    11 June 2024
  • LeapFrog leads $65m financing for Indian EV battery business

    11 June 2024