Tagged: sustainability

EY Introduces Global Sustainable Finance Innovation Hub in Dublin to Support ESG Initiatives for Financial Firms

EY announces the launch of a new Sustainable Finance Innovation Hub in Dublin to help financial institutions around the world accelerate their efforts to meet their environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulatory and reporting requirements. EY Ireland’s existing financial services sustainable finance team “will more… Read More

Klarna, the AI powered Payments Provider, Reports Significant Sustainability Achievements

Klarna, a global payments provider, has announced its significant sustainability achievements from the past year. In 2023, Klarna claims it saw “a significant uptick in the use of its features that provide consumers with information about the sustainability efforts of merchants and promote conscious shopping,… Read More

SIX Introduces SME Sustainability Assessment Solution Enabled by Greenomy

SIX is driving forward the increased inclusion of SMEs in financial markets. With their partnership, SIX and Greenomy are recognizing the pivotal role that SMEs can play in the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. SIX’ new SME Sustainability Assessment Solution draws “on Greenomy’s… Read More

Ant International Expands Partnership with Yapily, the European Open Banking Platform

Ant International, a digital payment and financial services leader dedicated to building an inclusive and sustainable global commerce ecosystem, is expanding its existing partnership with Yapily, the European open banking platform to introduce Europe’s first-ever commercial variable recurring payments (VRPs) for e-commerce via Open Banking… Read More

UAE: Geidea and Fils to Drive Sustainability in Digital Payments

Geidea, which is reportedly known for its innovative solutions and market impact, announces its partnership with Fils, a firm focuse on simplified climate action, empowering businesses of all sizes to embed climate positivity into transactions using their API. Geidea’s collaboration with Fils “underlines its commitment… Read More

Heavyfinance Reports Financing 72 Diverse Projects, Allocating €4 Million to Support Impactful Initiatives

Heavyfinance CEO Laimonas Noreika has commented on how far the HeavyFinance has come in just a year, and the strides they’ve made in “advancing sustainable agriculture and climate-conscious investments.” The Heavyfinance CEO said that the year commenced with a key achievement — securing €3 million… Read More

European Central Bank and ESRB Release Report on Impact of Climate Change on EU Financial System

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published a joint report on the impact of climate change on the European Union (EU) financial system. The report sets out detailed frameworks for “addressing risk to the financial system by (i) gathering… Read More

Real-Time Payments Fintech Volt Teams Up with Embedded Sustainability Firm ekko

Volt, the global real-time payments platform, has recently announced its partnership with embedded sustainability fintech, ekko. The collaboration enables consumers and retailers “to support the removal of plastic bottles from the ocean at checkout, which are then tracked in real time to measure the environmental… Read More

Deloitte Expands Sustainability, Climate Upskilling for Professionals

Deloitte announced expanded collaborations with academic institutions, including MIT Sloan School of Management, NYU Stern Executive Education and Center for Sustainable Business, and most recently, Arizona State University, to “create a differentiated, integrated learning program intended to enhance Deloitte professionals’ ability to help guide clients… Read More

Climate Finance Remains Key Priority, Funding to Reach Net-Zero Still Falling Short – WEF Report

Climate finance was central to discussions at COP28 in Dubai and funding to reach net-zero and restore biodiversity is still falling short, according to an update shared by the World Economic Forum (WEF). New research published by WEF highlights priorities “for action and shows how… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Comments on the Negative Impact of Greenwashing, Key ESG and Fintech Trends for 2024

PensionBee notes that in recent years, the spotlight has intensified “on the role of investments in the climate debate.” As most consumers would hopefully know by now, ‘ESG‘ stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. This is a framework used to “measure a company’s sustainability, workforce… Read More

£900 Billion+ in Investments Needed by UK’s Energy Supply Ecosystem to Reach Net Zero by 2050 – NatWest and BCG Report

The UK’s energy supply could require more than £900 billion in capital expenditure to achieve net zero by 20501, opening up “a significant opportunity for public and private capital in enabling a successful transition,” according to a new report published by NatWest and Boston Consulting… Read More

CaixaBank to Serve as Sustainability Coordinator for Green Financing Loan Arranged with European Banking Providers

CaixaBank will be the Sustainability Coordinator for the €750-million green financing loan that Acciona Energía has arranged, with a banking pool comprising nearly thirty Spanish and international institutions. The facility has been classified as Green Finance as it “will facilitate working capital for projects in… Read More

$13.5 Trillion in Investments Needed by 2050 to Transition to a More Sustainable Future – WEF Report

Transitioning to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, $13.5 trillion in investments will be needed by 2050, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, according to a World Economic Forum report. The Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2023, “published in collaboration with Accenture, takes stock of… Read More

Improved Financing May Save $50 Trillion as World Decarbonizes – Research Report

Deloitte’s Financing the Green Energy Transition report found that new cost-reducing finance instruments can “help de-risk green projects in developing economies while making investing in these projects more attractive, helping to fuel a global just energy transition.” Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will… Read More

Philippine Fintech to Thrive on ESG-Driven Investments: Report

The future of Philippine fintechs, which have basic characteristics centered around innovation and sustainability, will be driven in major part by investments that value environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, analysis from consumer finance company Digido revealed. The global sustainability technology (SusTech) industry, characterized to… Read More

Lloyds Banking Group Shares Insights on Stalling Efforts to Decarbonize the UK’s Housing Stock

Lloyds Banking Group, a UK based financial services group, has released the first Housing Stocktake 2023 report sharing insights on “the stalling efforts to decarbonize the UK’s housing stock.” In the UK, homes are one of the highest emitting sectors, “with the 28 million residential… Read More

PwC Survey: Majority of Investors Believe Corporate Reporting on Sustainability Performance Contains Unsupported Claims

More than nine in ten investors (94%) believe corporate reporting on sustainability performance contains unsupported claims, according to PwC’s 2023 Global Investor Survey. The survey – now in its third consecutive year – “queried 345 investors and analysts across geographies, assets classes, and investment approaches… Read More

UK Nearly Halfway to Net Zero but Most Challenging Part Awaits, KPMG Report Claims

In the UK, early adoption of renewables has seen significant progress on delivering Net Zero, but global challenges and the need “to tackle the harder to abate sectors could see progress stall in the coming years,” according to KPMG’s 2023 Net Zero Readiness Report. The… Read More

Sustainability: Fintech Greenly Introduces Climate Rating System to Create Transparency in Firms’ Decarbonization Progress

Greenly, the carbon accounting platform that helps 1,500+ companies worldwide measure and then reduce their carbon footprint, has announced its new Climate Rating System, using a points and medal system– Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum – in order “to measure the reality of their customers’… Read More