Tagged: climate change

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

Mastercard & Doconomy Announces Extension of Collaboration to Combat Climate Change

Credit card giant Mastercard and fintech startup Doconomy announced on Tuesday they have extended their collaboration in order to combat climate change. The extension allows the ability for any Mastercard issuer to offer their cardholder the ability to track and understand their carbon footprint based… Read More

Bank of England to Become First Global Regulator to Stress Test Its Financial System Against Climate Pathways

The Bank of England (BoE) is set to become the first global regulator to perform stress tests on its systems against various “climate pathways,” BoE Governor Mark Carney stated. Carney, whose comments came during the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) summit, held in… Read More

Axed Australian Climate Council Goes Nonprofit, Crowdfunds For Climate Research

Australia’s Climate Council was the victim of what some may see as austere budget cuts recently when prime minister Tony Abbott decided to shutter the agency. Professor Tim Flannery, formerly at the agency’s helm, had been displaced. However, Flannery wasn’t content to rest on his… Read More

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