Expanding the green bond universe

Record growth in the market for first half of 2019 is a positive sign but there is still more room to grow, especially in Asia


China: an emerging leader on climate change

China has, in the past few years, adopted various energy efficient measures to decarbonise its economy which was heavily dependent on fossil fuels for decades.


DBS Inks India Startup Partnership

The three firms include women-focused e-commerce firm Even Cargo; mental healthcare startup Trust Circle, which leverages mobile AI tech for emotional resilience; and affordable medical device startup Incredible Devices.


BlackRock launches ESG global bond fund

The fund would aim to offer an access to a core fixed income exposure to global fixed income securities for environmental, social, governance aware investors


UOB PB questions ESG definitions

The bank is also looking at adding ‘liquid private markets’ products to its platform and is steering away from narrow thematic products.


US bonds present ESG problem

Investors with otherwise sound ESG integration could be exposed to these companies - especially as many of the companies in question are unlisted.


Not yet ESG ready

This week, a company with strong fundamentals that did not pass Robeco’s ESG analysis.


Fund managers lag on ESG

The report scored ASX 200 companies based on how they reported on material sustainability and whether the appropriate sustainability data was available in their ASX filings, for 2018.


BPI establishes green finance framework

In particular, the framework details guidelines for the evaluation and selection of eligible projects, management of proceeds and reporting of any green bonds or loans to be issued by BPI.