Tagged: climate change

Basel Committee Consults on Principles for Management, Supervision of Climate related Financial Risks

On November 16, 2021, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks. This “follows the publication of a series of analytical reports earlier this year,” the update confirmed. As noted in… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group and Japan Exchange Group to Implement New Climate Indices

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) are expanding their partnership by implementing climate indices based on the TOPIX 500, which offers diversified exposure across Japan’s stock market. LSEG’s index division, FTSE Russell, JPX and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) are… Read More

London based ekko, a Climate Change Focused Fintech, Introduces Eco-Friendly Debit Card

ekko has introduced its eco-friendly debit card, app and ecosystem, which aims to empower clients with making a positive difference in an effort to combat the damaging effects of climate change. When using ekko for everyday or typical activities such as shopping, banking, or settling… Read More

Impact-led Fintech Cogo Secures $20M via Series A, Ahead of COP26 UN Climate Summit

Carbon footprint tracking firm Cogo has completed a $20 million Series A round, which has been announced just a few weeks ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit. The impact-led Fintech firm has reportedly entered strategic partnerships with major banking institutions, which came ahead of… Read More

Remagine, SolarisBank Debut Accounts For Purpose-Driven European Startups

As our world becomes more purpose-driven, ethically aligned companies will want to bank with an institution that shares their values. Remagine wants to be that bank, co-founder Sebastian Dienst said. Based in Berlin, Remagine’s goal is to reshape financial services through founder-friendly and tech-driven financial… Read More

European Paytech Nexi Makes Firm Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

Nexi, the European Paytech firm, has reportedly obtained approval for its CO2 emissions reduction targets for Nexi in Italy by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) – the global network born from the collaboration between WRI, CDP, WWF and the United Nations Global Compact. In… Read More

Overfunding: London based ekko, a Climate Change Focused Fintech, Secures £342,825 via Seedrs

ekko, the transformative app, debit card and ecosystem which aims to make it “effortless to turn the tide on climate change,” has secured 114% (£342,825) of its £300,000 fundraising target via Seedrs with 18 days left in its sale. Based in London, the company is… Read More

Hyphen Acquires Chainlink Grant to Develop Oracle Framework for Tracking Greenhouse Gases, Ozone-Depleting Substances

With the increasing concerns regarding issues related to climate change and various unsustainable agricultural practices, many nations and large enterprises are working via international pledges to establish an ecologically conscious future. Hybrid smart contracts—which are smart contracts that bring together blockchains, Oracles, and API infrastructure… Read More

US Fintech Firm Aspiration Partners to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Aspiration Partners Inc., a Marina del Rey-headquartered Fintech firm that provides clients with tools to help with prioritizing sustainability in their spending habits, is set to go public through a merger with a blank check company. As mentioned in a release, the deal with InterPrivate… Read More

Overfunding: Digital Investment Platform Clim8 Secures £1.6M+ from 885 Investors via Crowdcube

Clim8, a digital investment platform that’s focused on a firm having a “positive impact” on climate change, has raised £1,630,460 from 885 investors via Crowdcube, at the time of writing. There are now 21 days remaining for this offer with the platform already surpassing its… Read More

Coinbase Addresses Misconceptions and Myths about Bitcoin (BTC) Mining, Environmental Issues

As Bitcoin (BTC) has become increasingly popular, questions regarding how it actually works have arisen among investors and the general public. One of the most pressing questions is regarding the potential environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining, which is the process the blockchain or distributed ledger… Read More

Insurtech: Lloyd’s Lab Announces 6th Cohort of Insurance Tech Startups with Focus on Climate, Product Simplification

Lloyd’s Lab has announced its sixth cohort with a special focus on “product simplification” and climate. Lloyd’s revealed on April 15, 2021 that the next eleven insurance technology (Insurtech) startups joining the sixth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator program will aim to develop… Read More

Ant Group, the Fintech Division of Digital Commerce Giant Alibaba, Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Ant Group, the Fintech division of digital commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA), has made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Ant Group’s management stated that to achieve the carbon neutral target within the coming decade will involve establishing a carbon… Read More

BlackRock Says 100% of its Active and Advisory Portfolios were ESG Integrated and it Launched Nearly 100 Sustainable Funds in 2020

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, notes that last year they wrote to their clients and informed them that the company was making sustainability its “new standard” for investing. BlackRock confirmed that they had outlined how they were making sustainability “integral” to how they… Read More

Fintech Sector in the Philippines can Play a Key Role in Collecting Data for Climate-related Issues, Industry Professional Says

The Fintech industry could leverage its tools and capabilities to gather climate-related data in the Philippines, which would be in line with the nation’s goal of supporting sustainable financing, according to FintechAlliance.ph Chairperson Angelito M. Villanueva. In statements shared with local news outlet, the BusinessMirror,… Read More

UK-Based Behavioral Change Platform Pawprint to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £864,000 Raised

  Pawprint, a UK-based behavioral change platform that focuses on small changes people can make to their lifestyle which will have a lasting, positive impact on the planet, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £864,000 secured. The funding round,… Read More

Copenhagen Fintech Partners with United Nations Development Fund to Launch Operations in Singapore to Address Climate Change, Alleviate Poverty

Copenhagen Fintech, a Denmark based organization supporting financial technology, is teaming up with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several other organizations in order to help Nordic Fintechs with launching operations in Singapore. The initiative is aimed at assisting Nordic Fintechs with setting up… Read More

VeChain Launches New Blockchain or DLT based Sustainability Solution to Support “Green Business” for Major Enterprises

As consumer behavior begins to shift, for the most part, towards greener and more sustainable products due to increased awareness about the effects of climate change, companies across the globe have been adopting a more sustainable approach to how they conduct business. Global market leaders… Read More

Bank of Thailand Signs Fintech focused MoU with UK Government, Aimed at Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth

The United Kingdom and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have reportedly committed to a Memorandum or Understanding (MoU) on financial services, in order to support inclusive economic growth and development. The UK government and the BoT signed the MoU on August 7, 2020, according to… Read More

Richard Curtis, Co-founder of Comic Relief, Ignites Campaign to Transfer £3 Trillion of Pension Assets into Sustainable Developments

Richard Curtis, the co-founder of British Comic Relief, has launched a campaign named Make My Money Matter to facilitate the UK’s pension assets in becoming more sustainable. The campaign was launched at an event on June 30th and looks to build a movement of individuals,… Read More

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