Japan's transition finance agenda is derailing decarbonisation in Southeast Asia
Japan treats transition finance as a way to support industrial companies that are locked into thermal power technologies, argues Kurt Metzger
Taking sustainable sukuk to the next level
Islamic financiers are hoping to capitalise on growing international ESG demand, Fitch Ratings' Bashar Al-Natoor tells Genevieve Redgrave
Accounting for Asia's biodiversity
The finance industry should develop its own methods of biodiversity accounting, argues ADM's Christopher Botsford
Eastspring: Some 'sustainable' funds will 'wilt' amid strengthening regulatory scrutiny
With regulatory scrutiny rising alongside investor interest, Eastspring says 'true-to-label' sustainable funds in Asia are set for a much better year. Ahren Lester reports
'Ugly future' ahead without rapid government action, warns LGIM30 March 2023
Without rapid action by governments to create an orderly transition, there may be an "ugly future" ahead and "disastrous consequences" for the financial sector, Legal & General Investment Management has warned (LGIM).
Australian regulator urged to investigate ANZ29 March 2023
The Australian regulator has been urged to investigate ANZ over claims it misled investors on a climate resolution at its annual general meeting.
ASEAN taxonomy update details coal phase out28 March 2023
The ASEAN Taxonomy Board has included the early phase out of coal assets as a green or amber activity in the second version of its taxonomy - in what it claims is a first in any regional taxonomy.
Unclear reporting standards proving difficult for SMEs, says DBS28 March 2023
Unclear sustainability reporting standards are proving to be a difficulty for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and stunting their ability to demonstrate success to investors, says DBS.
Brookfield-led consortium to acquire Australian power generator27 March 2023
A consortium of Brookfield Renewable Partners, GIC, Temasek and MidOcean Energy, have agreed to acquire Australia's largest integrated power generator, Origin Energy, for AUD18.7 billion ($12.4 billion).
Traffic-light system recommended for Australia's taxonomy27 March 2023
The Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI), the investor organisation leading the development of Australia's taxonomy, has published its final recommendations for a transition-based taxonomy.
Asian investors have woken up to climate risks, says Robeco22 March 2023
Transition and physical risks are being assessed more by investors in Asia Pacific than any other region, Robeco has said.
MAS urges insurers to help high emitters decarbonise22 March 2023
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has called for insurers to steer companies in the emissions intensive Asia-Pacific region towards more sustainable practices, as an executive warned insurers of high exposure to climate transition risks.
OCBC introduces green loans20 March 2023
Australia's biggest superfunds accused of greenwashing15 March 2023
Australia's biggest superfunds have been accused of greenwashing by campaign group Market Forces, for failing to engage effectively with high emitters.
Mirova raises $171m for emerging markets energy transition fund14 March 2023
Mirova has raised $171 million in the first close of its clean energy transition fund which will invest in emerging markets across Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
Australian industry drowning under sustainability requirements, says Fiona Reynolds14 March 2023
Companies and institutional investors in Australia are "drowning" in a flood of new sustainability requirements, ex-Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) head Fiona Reynolds has said.
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- NatureVest: Demand for biodiversity credits outstripping supply
- MSCI ESG ratings downgrade "not enough", says Impact Cubed
- MSCI to implement ESG rating changes next month
- 'Final' EU Green Bond Standard text could arrive this week
- Natural Capital Investment 2023 conference roundup