Tagged: sustainability

UK Fintech CIRCA5000, a Company Making Investing Easier for Everyone, Acquires £2.7M via Crowdcube

CIRCA5000 (previously doing business as tickr) has acquired 273% (£2,738,190) of its £1M fundraising target from 1574 investors (at the time of writing) via Crowdcube with 27 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign. The UK-based firm reports a £30 million pre-money valuation, a £1.43… Read More

London’s GOODFOLIO, a Fintech Offering Personalized Investment Options, Acquires £152K+ via Seedrs

GOODFOLIO, a Fintech offering a personalized and “effortless” way to invest in various firms and industries that share your “ethical” values, has secured 152% (£152,156) of its fundraising target of £100,004 via Seedrs (at the time of writing) with 24 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding… 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

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

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

Netherlands based ABN AMRO Is Co-founder of New Green Mortgage Initiative

ABN AMRO (AMS: ABN) confirmed that it’s the co-founder of the new Energy Efficient Mortgages NL Hub (EEM NL Hub). Charissa Cardon will reportedly represent the banking institution on the EEM NL Hub’s board. As mentioned in the announcement, the EEM NL Hub was “initiated… 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

Sustainability linked Supply Chain Finance Program Introduced by Citi for APAC Region

US investment bank Citi (NYSE: C) has introduced its first sustainability-linked supply chain finance (SSCF) program in the Asia-Pacific region. Via the SCCF program, Citi intends to support customers as they work on their ESG priorities, enhance supply chain resilience, and effectively manage working capital… 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

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

Mastercard and Citi to Support Financial Inclusion, Sustainability Efforts

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Citi (NYSE: C) have formed a new partnership in order to support local residents and small businesses via greater public-private sector collaboration. Through City Possible, Mastercard’s partnership and co-creation framework for cities, the two international firms will aim to “bring their… 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

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

UOB and Digital Securities Exchange ADDX Collaborate On Sustainability-Linked Digital Bond

UOB (SGX: U11) and digital securities exchange ADDX have concluded the digitization and digital custody of the inaugural sustainability-linked bond recently introduced by Sembcorp Industries. This initiative comes amid “a rise in the use of digital securities to enhance the efficiency of bonds and other… Read More

Green Chemistry Project SMARTCHEM Announces Token Sale

A green chemistry project is turning to the blockchain to encourage the corporate world to transition to environmentally friendly products. SMARTCHEM (Intelligent Fluids GmbH) announced this week that its SMAC token sale starts  Oct. 10. The SMAC token will form the basis of this new… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Devs Report Going Carbon Negative

The team at Hedera Hashgraph has shared an update on their plans to go Carbon negative. The Hedera Hashgraph team notes that public blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have “ushered in a new era of the web.” We now have the infrastructure required to… Read More

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