Tagged: climate change

UK’s Investment Platform Tulipshare Partners with As You Know to Empower Retail Investors

As You Sow, a non-profit in shareholder advocacy and Tulipshare, a UK-based activist retail investment platform, recently announced a partnership “to empower retail investors globally to use their shareholder power in support of resolutions on climate, racial justice, and other pressing issues this proxy season.”… Read More

Net Zero: Telos Blockchain Claims it has Neutralized its Past and Present Carbon Footprint

Telos Blockchain (TLOS) is pleased to announce to the “billion-plus” global citizens that celebrate and embrace Earth Day that they now have a carbon-neutral smart contract option. Telos with the consulting aid of Plannet Zero, part of RedShaw Advisors Ltd, a carbon risk management and… Read More

UK’s NatWest Teams Up Edinburgh University on Climate Education Program

NatWest has announced a 3-year partnership with The University of Edinburgh Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability. The £1.5 million partnership will aim to facilitate the delivery of a climate education program to 16,000 people across the NatWest Group by the end of 2024,… Read More

International Payments, Crypto-Assets, DeFi, Climate Change Now Key Priorities for Financial Stability Board

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has released its work program for 2022. Priority areas of work and new initiatives, “including key deliverables to the G20 Indonesian Presidency,” are as follows: Supporting international cooperation and coordination on current financial stability issues. Against the backdrop of the… Read More

ESG Data Intelligence Company, Deepki, Secures €150M to Support Global Expansion, Help Real Estate Sector Address Climate Change

Deepki, which claims to be the only company in the world “offering a fully populated ESG data intelligence platform for the real estate sector,” has announced that it secured €150 million in a Series C round. As mentioned in the update shared with Crowdfund Insider,… Read More

Acting FDIC Chair Martin J. Gruenberg Reveals FDIC Priorities for 2022 Including Climate Change, Crypto-Assets

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Acting Chair Martin J. Gruenberg released on February 7, 2022 the following statement and summary of the FDIC’s priorities for the coming year: “The FDIC’s core mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the U.S. financial system…. Read More

CommerzVentures Report: Climate related Fintech Funding 3x Greater than all Previous Years

CommerzVentures, a “return-driven,” non-strategic venture capital investor, has shared a detailed report on climate Fintech, which covers venture capital funding for Fintech companies. The report reveals that in this sector, net-zero economies reached a record high last year. Surveying several climate Fintechs across European and… Read More

Australia’s Westpac Introduces ESG Training Program for Institutional Staff Members

Elaine Chuah’s conversations with clients are reportedly changing. Increasingly, the first topic is no longer loan products or interest rates – it’s ESG (or environmental, social and governance) issues. “Our clients are initiating conversations on this topic,” says Chuah, a relationship manager with Westpac Institutional… Read More

Fintech Adoption to Continue in 2022 with Financial Inclusion, Green Investments, Online Trading, Remittance Payments As Key Focus Areas

Financial services have become a lot more accessible, seamless, and user-friendly in the past decade due largely to the rise of innovative Fintech platforms throughout the world. Traditional banking service providers have launched their own digital transformation strategies in order to remain competitive in a… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Shares Latest Survey Results on Client Investment Preferences

UK’s online pension provider PensionBee notes that their clients take the lead on their product development. During the past few years, many clients have become “increasingly vocal about their desire to address some of the world’s biggest problems, such as climate change, through their investments,”… Read More

Norwegian Climate and Expense Management Developer Sonya Partners with Sweden’s Impact Tech Provider, Doconomy

Norwegian climate and expense management developer Sonya has reportedly entered a partnership agreement with Swedish impact technology provider, Doconomy. As noted by its management, Doconomy aims to “provide digital solutions to help us all live in a more sustainable way.” The company added: “We believe… Read More

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

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