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BlackRock Punishes 53 Companies Over Carbon Emissions, 191 On Watchlist

2 Mins Read BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has just revealed that it has punished 53 companies in its portfolio over climate inaction. The move is a part of the firm’s ramping up of its climate engagement with businesses after it joined the Climate Action 100+ pact earlier this year. Among the companies that BlackRock has taken […]

Sustainable Investments Are Outperforming Traditional Funds According To Latest Data

3 Mins Read New data comparing sustainable investments with traditional funds shows that environmentally-friendly focused investments bring greater returns. The evidence comes amid strengthened interest in sustainable investments prompted by the dual threat of coronavirus and climate crisis in what appears to be tidal change for the financial industry.  Statistics obtained by global research firm Morningstar shows that […]

Asia First: HKEX Announces New Sustainable & Green Investment Platform

2 Mins Read Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has announced plans to launch a new Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE), representing the first-of-its-kind in Asia. The new information platform will act as a central hub for data on green finance investments in Hong Kong’s securities markets, as well as seek to engage stakeholders in sustainable finance. […]

Green Finance: Link REIT Secures HK$1B Sustainability-Linked Loan

3 Mins Read Link Asset Management, the manager of Link REIT, has just secured a five-year sustainability-linked loan of HKD$1 billion (US$129 million) from Singapore-headquartered OCBC Bank. It marks the property company’s first sustainability-linked loan transaction in Hong Kong dollars, a show of strengthened commitment to green finance as the industry begins to heed to climate crisis warnings.  […]

ADB Ventures To Start Investing In Climate & Gender Impact Asia Startups

2 Mins Read ADB Ventures, a new venture platform to support and invest in startups offering tech-based impact solutions to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has just announced that it will start making investments. It follows the success of its first inaugural investment fund, which raised US$50 million, exceeding its target. As the world begins to […]

Climate-Forward Companies “Outperformed” During Pandemic According To HSBC

3 Mins Read Companies with a strong environmental focus have outperformed the broader stock market, said HSBC. The news comes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a global economic fallout unseen since the Great Depression in the 1930s. In a recent research note, the bank detailed how environmental, social and governance (ESG) centric stocks are doing […]

How Financial Markets Can Grow More Climate Savvy

3 Mins Read By: Jenessa Duncombe Take extreme weather risks into account, and markets could prove hardier in a changing world. Energy investors looking to steel themselves against topsy-turvy market transitions could try something new: factoring extreme weather risks into their investments. At present, financial markets may be failing to account for the physical risks of extreme weather from […]

5 Ways The Climate Emergency Is Affecting Investment

3 Mins Read The world is waking up to the urgent need to take combat the biggest planetary threat of today, thanks to the sustained visibility about environmental issues and calls to action from campaigners, scientists and youth strikers. As world experts warned in a recent report, there is simply no time to lose in fight against the […]

Circulate Capital Launches US$106M Ocean Fund To Fight Asia Plastic Pollution

3 Mins Read A US$ 106 million Singapore-based venture fund, The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF) has just been launched by Circulate Capital to become the world’s first investment fund dedicated to address the plastic crisis in Asia. In addition, the fund makes the list for the top 10 largest ASEAN-based VCs in the market. The launch marks […]

INVESTING: Why CEOs Are All About Long-Termism & Cathedral Thinking

7 Mins Read Long story short? Business leaders and investors are now pricing in climate change because they’re all out of choices. Ever since BlackRock’s Chairman and CEO Larry Fink published his iconic letter in 2018 calling for greater environmental and social responsibility in business strategies, long-termism as an investment concept has gained traction, buttressed by rising consumer […]