Tagged: eco-friendly

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

Gratitude, a Firm Offsetting Carbon Emissions by Giving Cashback for In-game Purchases, Acquires £149,570 via Crowdcube

Gratitude, which aims to help offset carbon emissions by allowing users to “receive cashback from in-game purchases,” has raised 54% (£149,570) of its £275,000 target (at the time of writing) from 132 investors through a crowdfunding campaign carried out via Crowdcube with 22 days left… 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

Tencent Is Exploring Big Data, AI, Blockchain to Offer Green Computing Solutions

Tencent Holdings Ltd., a major Chinese multinational technology conglomerate holding company founded in 1998, says it’s getting ready for a carbon-neutral future. Tencent, whose subsidiaries globally market Internet-related services and products, including in entertainment, Fintech, artificial intelligence, and other technology, confirmed that earlier this month,… Read More

VeChain Foundation Announces Proof of Authority 2.0 Upgrade (Phase 1) on VeChainThor Mainnet

The VeChain Foundation notes that after many months of hard work and dedicated effort, the arrival of Block #10653500 on the VeChainThor mainnet “officially marks the upgrade to PoA 2.0 phase 1 and the first steps towards the full-form of [their] protocol upgrade.” As they… Read More

Newly Launched Broadridge ESG Dashboard Supports Firms with Making Sense of ESG Ratings

A firm’s ESG ratings have become increasingly important to investors and shareholders and achieving an accurate understanding of those ratings has become quite complex and time-consuming. In order to assist firms with better understanding and monitoring their ESG ratings, Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), an… Read More

BNY Mellon Is Providing ESG Data Analytics in Collateral Management

Market participants are currently able to apply their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles to the assets they’re willing to “accept as collateral,” utilizing ESG Data Analytics provided by BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK). As mentioned in the announcement: “In a milestone development for the collateral… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Offset its Carbon Emissions Yearly from 2021 and Aim for Net Zero Target

UK-based digital bank Starling recently confirmed that it has committed to “a one third reduction target in its carbon emissions by 2030 and to offset carbon emissions from its own operations and supply chain annually from 2021.” As noted by Starling Bank in a release:… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Monzo Shares Updates on their Work Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions

The team at UK-based digital bank Monzo has shared how they are working towards net zero carbon emissions. As noted in a blog post by Monzo: “We are in a climate crisis. Everyone has a responsibility to act, and take decisions that will support a… 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

Bitcoin Goes Green as Mogo Introduces Climate-Positive BTC

Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO), a virtual payments and financial tech firm, has introduced ‘green’ Bitcoin, an initiative which “makes all Bitcoin purchased on the Mogo platform climate positive.” For every Bitcoin bought via its platform, Mogo will plant “enough trees to completely offset the CO2… 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

Tim Glover: Co-Founder at Chronicle Discusses How Businesses Can Leverage NFTs

We recently caught up with Tim Glover, Co-founder of Chronicle, an NFT marketplace, and studio that is committed to delivering eco-friendly NFTs of popular brands’ collectibles to their fans. In this conversation, Tim explored the problems that Chronicle is aiming to solve in the nascent… Read More

Santander Introduces “Green” Sustainable Payment Cards in Spain

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) has started to introduce its sustainable payment cards, which are reportedly made with recycled material. The cards are being rolled out in Spain. Santander had previously launched the “One Card” design in Poland and Portugal. The financial institution plans to have… Read More

High-Performance DLT Platform Telos, Powered by EOS.IO Software, Says it Wants to Become Leading ESG Blockchain

Telos (TLOS), which is one of the fastest blockchains according to Blocktivity data, is now claiming that it’s “the ESG Blockchain.” As noted by the Telos team, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investments & business practices are becoming an “increasingly important criteria” when weighing the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Sets Aside $1.8B for Climate Related Investment Initiatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulatory authority of the city-state, confirmed recently that it will be setting aside $1.8 billion for Climate-related investment initiatives. The MAS, which administers the various statutes pertaining to money, banking, insurance, securities, and the… Read More

Crypto Wallet and Payment Fintech Zumo Confirms its Key Signatory Status of Crypto Climate Accord

Zumo confirmed on Monday (June 7, 2021) its key Signatory status of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), an international initiative that has been launched to harness the collective efforts of the crypto and blockchain sector to support the industry’s gradual transition to 100% renewable energy… Read More

Venice, California based UNA Blockchain Introduces a DLT focused Ecosystem for the Automotive Industry

UNA Blockchain, a subsidiary of Hopium, the car manufacturer that develops “high-end” hydrogen sedans, is launching its new blockchain ecosystem. Based in Venice, California, UNA Blockchain aims to position itself as a leader within the automotive sector, according to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider…. Read More

Australian Stock Exchange Listed Fintech EML Payment Plans to Reduce the Use of Plastic Cards by 50%, Globally

Fintech firm EML Payment Ltd (ASX: EML) aims to significantly reduce plastic consumption by the weight of 56 elephants, 10 humpback whales, 1,250 lions, and the height of 5,000 giraffes across the company’s global portfolio within the next three years. EML’s “Change for Good” Initiative… Read More

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