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BNP Paribas Securities Services’ ESG Marketplace, Manaos, Onboards Util, V.E., Part of Moody’s ESG Solutions

BNP Paribas Securities Services’ ESG marketplace, Manaos, has confirmed the onboarding of new partners – Util and V.E, which is part of Moody’s ESG Solutions – in order to enhance its sustainability data and analytics product offering. Manaos, which is described as an open-servicing platform… 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

JPMorgan to Acquire OpenInvest, a Provider of ESG Tools for Wealth Management Sector

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) has reportedly decided to acquire OpenInvest, which is a provider of ESG tools for the wealth management sector. Supported by investments from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, QED, and others, OpenInvest was established back in 2015 with a special focus on assisting… 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

London’s CoinShares Invests in Viridi Funds, which will Offer ESG Crypto Mining Product

CoinShares (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: CS), Europe’s largest digital asset investment firm with $3.7B in AUM, as of May 27, 2021, recently revealed that it has made an investment in Viridi Funds (Viridi), an “emerging” fund manager. CoinShares‘ management noted that it will be… Read More

WiseAlpha Adds Green Bonds to Platform

WiseAlpha, a corporate bond trading platform providing access to smaller investors, says it has added green bonds to its marketplace for the first time. The initial bonds are from AMP Clean Energy and Canary Wharf Group. The company said its decision to list green bonds… Read More

Deutsche Bank Securities Services in Singapore and Hashstacs Finalize PoC on DLT for Sustainability related Digital Bonds

Deutsche Bank’s Securities Services business in Singapore and Hashstacs (STACS) have reportedly finalized their proof-of-concept (PoC), called Project Benja, on the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for crypto-assets and sustainability-related digital bonds. Set in the context of the nascent tokenized securities in the securities… Read More

Fintech Raisin Announces “Hybrid-Robo” for German Investors, Adds ESG Product Line

Raisin, has launched a new “hybrid-robo” ETF configurator in Germany for individual investors. In a note from the company, Raisin is said to be focusing on mid to long-term investing, with a fully automated manager that enables individuals to shape their investments to a greater… Read More

UK’s FCA Appoints Sacha Sadan as Director ESG, Ian Alderton as CIO, Ian Phoenix as Director, Intelligence and Digital

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Sacha Sadan to serve as its Director of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). Ian Alderton has been appointed by the financial regulator as Chief Information Officer while Ian Phoenix will work as Director, Intelligence and Digital. Nikhil… 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

Broadridge Announces Launch of ESG Advisory Services

  U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions announced on Thursday the launch of its new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advisory services. According to Broadridge, the service will help corporate issuers and asset managers improve sustainability strategies while effectively positioning their ESG programs with stakeholders. Broadridge… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Is A “Dirty Business” because it Wastes Massive Amounts of Energy, Industry Analyst Argues

Institutional investors have been gaining more exposure to alternative assets such as Bitcoin — particularly large hedge funds. These clients are now willing to aggressively promote or defend Bitcoin’s (BTC) unpredictable and wild price fluctuations. Large publicly listed firms such as MicroStrategy believe or claim… 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

Tandem Bank Sees Opportunity in Green Finance Following Acquisition of Green Lending Firm Allium

This past summer, Tandem Bank acquired Allium Lending Group, a green finance platform. The targeted lending platform may boost Tandem’s business in the growing interest of ESG finance. In a note distributed by Tandem, the challenger bank says that more than half the UK population… Read More

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority Hires Specialists for Fintech and Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance Projects

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has hired two specialists who are focused on helping the regulator with managing and overseeing Fintech and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) projects. Binu Paul, a Fintech entrepreneur, will be serving as Specialist Lead, Fintech. He’ll be reporting… Read More

Deutsche Börse Finalizes $15 Million Round in Clarity AI, a Fintech Leveraging Machine Learning Tech

Deutsche Börse has finalized a $15 million investment round in Clarity AI, which is a Spanish Fintech company that leverages Big Data and machine learning (ML) to help investors and traders understand the social impact of their investment portfolios. Established in 2017, Clarity AI has… Read More

Fundrise Co-Founder Dan Miller Returns to Fintech with Steward, a CrowdFarming Platform

Dan Miller, alongside his brother Ben Miller, founded one of the first real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US. Fundrise was the very first online investment platform to leverage Regulation A (now referred to as Reg A+), to offer securities to investors based on property… Read More

NextSeed Announces Access to ESG Fund in Partnership with Collaboration Capital

NextSeed, an online investment platform offering securities under the full stack of securities exemptions, has announced a new ESG fund as part of its ongoing partnership with Collaboration Capital. In late 2019, NextSeed announced a merger with Collaboration Capital described as a move to create… Read More

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