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Is the wave breaking on ‘unsustainable investment’?
Has multi-directional advocacy created an unstoppable momentum against investments that take no account of climate and social impacts?
OnePlanet Summit: Unconscious Uncoupling?
Is global climate action becoming de-linked from the NDCs?
FINANCING ASIA’S CLIMATE COMMITMENTS – CENTRAL ROLE FOR A GREEN INVESTMENT BANK?
Over the past two decades, Asia has been the fastest developing region in the world. However, 1.6 billion people are still living in poverty. Can the region meet the challenges it faces to close infrastructure gaps and build cities that offer an acceptable quality of life?
Impact investing: What it is and how it might help climate finance
What lessons can the climate finance market learn from impact investing?
COP23: More Late Quartet than Ode to Joy?
First impressions from COP23, as Fiji commandeers the city of Beethoven
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ShareAction surveys the 15 largest banks in Europe and ranks them by their response to climate change. The results are mixed…
EIB has issued a second €300 million facility for green shipping, this time with ING (a 2017 facility was issues with ABN Amro). The facility will be available for new ships and retrofits and reflects the EU’s commitment to reduce shipping emissions by 40% by 2050 (Environmental Finance $$)
A recent forum on “Unlocking Finance for Sustainability” in Singapore heard considerable scepticism on the transparency of green bonds. Leading the charge was Assaad Razzouk of Sindicatum, which recently became the first Asia RE firm to issue a green bond, citing in particular the issuance of “fungible” GBs, where the use of proceeds could not then be tracked
In an industry first, according to Eco-business, Unilever has published details of its entire palm industry supply chain, disclosing the location of more than 1,400 mills and over 300 direct suppliers of the oil used in products from snacks and soaps to cosmetics and biofuels
The Conversation looks at the new “renewables superpowers” – countries that control access to the materials needed for RE technologies, such as lithium, and speculating on whether a “renewable OPEC” will emerge as they try to maximise their leverage