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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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