Tagged: sustainability

Institutional Investors Are Mobilizing Capital Towards Investments that Will Deliver Positive Impact, BNP Paribas Report Claims

A BNP Paribas survey of 420 asset owners and managers, hedge funds and private equity firms shows that institutional investors are mobilizing capital towards investments that will deliver measurable positive impacts alongside financial returns. Despite data constraints posing the biggest barrier to ESG integration, “especially… Read More

Payments Provider Blackhawk Network, Visa to Launch Environmental Sustainability Initiative

As part of its ongoing initiatives aimed to positively impact the environment at a global level, branded payments provider Blackhawk Network (BHN) says that it is working alongside Visa (NYSE: V) in order to transition its network branded prepaid products “distributed by third party retail… Read More

Copper.co, Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol to Provide Institutions Access to ESG Investments

This strategic partnership showcases Copper‘s continued commitment to providing secure and reliable custody services “for innovative blockchain projects and protocols and promoting sustainability.” Copper, a digital asset infrastructure provider, is has officially integrated custody support for Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol‘s new asset, the Sustainable Bitcoin Certificate… Read More

Rising Costs Mean “Going Green” Deprioritized by UK SMEs, Research Report Claims

The increased cost of doing business is “preventing the UK’s 5.5m small and medium-sized businesses from going green,” new research finds. With core inflation rates at 6.8% – the highest in 31 years – protracted high costs could be delaying SME owners’ plans “to green… Read More

Brazil Is Facing Climate Financing Challenges, New Report Reveals

Brazil will require an estimated $200 billion (BRL 1 trillion) investment to reach its 2030 climate goals, according to a new study released by the World Economic Forum. That’s over $100 Billion USD more “in climate transition investments than the country is currently on track… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank Introduces Values-based myimpact Credit Card

Maybank introduced the myimpact credit card, in efforts “to empower its customers towards making better sustainable life choices which will impact the next generation.” The credit card, which is “made from bio-sourced polylactic acid, features a ground-breaking initiative deemed first-of-its-kind in the country, provides mechanisms… Read More

Amit Dua, President at SunTec: Financial Services Professional Comments on Role of ESG Initiatives in Banking Sector

  As the banking landscape rapidly evolves, we decided to speak with Amit Dua, President at SunTec, a technology partner that claims to work with the world’s largest banks, helping them to improve their customer experience, pricing strategies, and ESG approach through technology-led solutions. Amit… Read More

Sustainability: Redaptive Secures $125M Financing from Deutsche Bank to Deploy Energy-As-A-Service Solutions

Redaptive, Inc., the Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) leader, has announced it secured $125 million in financing from Deutsche Bank’s US Private Credit & Infrastructure group in order “to help accelerate metering, HVAC, solar, LED, EV, and other efficiency and sustainability solutions.” The warehouse facility provided by Deutsche… Read More

Sustainability: Singapore’s DBS, TÜV SÜD to Help SMEs Get ESG-Ready

DBS (SGX:D05) and international certification body, TÜV SÜD, announced a year-long partnership to provide comprehensive training, testing, verification, and validation activities “for sustainability assurance and certifications to mid-cap firms as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs).” Both parties will also “conduct joint outreach activities… Read More

Standard Chartered, Ant Group to Support Global Sustainable Development

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) and Ant Group entered into an agreement to deepen their partnership in driving green and inclusive finance, global fund management and sustainable development. Both parties will jointly contribute “to tackling global issues such as climate change and ocean protection.” Dr. José… Read More

UK, Singapore Enhance Cooperation in Sustainable Finance, Fintech Initiatives

The United Kingdom and Singapore held the 8th UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue in London. The Dialogue facilitated a useful exchange of views, and “identified opportunities for further collaboration on joint projects, in priority areas such as sustainable finance and FinTech and innovation.” Sustainable Finance Both countries… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Tink Shares Research Findings: UK Consumers Want Bank to Offer Tools to Track Environmental Impact

Tink, which claims to be one of Europe’s leading open banking platforms, reveals research finding that “an estimated 40% of people in the UK would like their bank to offer tools to track their environmental impact.” Based on a survey of over 2,000 UK consumers… Read More

Institutional Shareholder Services Introduces ISS Exchange Mobile Voting Tool

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a provider of corporate governance and sustainable investment solutions to financial market participants, launched ISS Exchange, a streamlined, mobile-friendly voting solution, “to augment its Global Proxy Distribution (GPD) offering.” ISS Exchange is the latest in ISS’ suite of outsourced solutions… Read More

ESG, Saudi Arabia: Sustainability Is Fundamental Aspect of Vision 2030, Nation Committed to Achieving Net-Zero Target

Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of Vision 2030, and Saudi Arabia is committed to achieving its net-zero target by 2060; however, “the adoption of sustainability considerations remains its initial stages in Saudi Arabia.” As the concept of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) gains momentum in… Read More

UK’s Bundlee, a Sustainable and Scalable Kidswear Rental Subscription, Secures £335,986 via Seedrs

Bundlee, which claims to be a sustainable and scalable kidswear rental subscription, creating a better future to grow into, has secured 101% (£335,986) of its £330,001 target (at the time of writing) from 106 investors with 4 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign, carried… Read More

Ampergia Limited, which Enables Businesses’ Net-Zero Transitions, Acquires £117,100 via Crowdcube

Ampergia Limited, which aims to enable businesses’ net-zero transitions, has reportedly acquired 58% (£117,100) of its £200,000 fundraising target with 5 days left in the sale (at the time of writing) from 92 investors through its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Crowdcube. Based in the United… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Implements Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the implementation of its sustainable finance regulatory framework with immediate effect, following significant support received through public consultation, “reinforcing its position as a sustainable financial hub and a natural hub for sustainable finance activities.” The framework encompasses rules “on… Read More

Sustainability: Green RWA, Finastra Introduce Platform for Climate Risk Management

Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and Green RWA, a pioneering association in climate transition, announced the launch of the Climate-Extended Risk Model (CERM) Sandbox. The new platform reportedly “offers an interactive and immersive experience for banks to understand and manage… Read More

AvidXchange, a Provider of Accounts Payable Automation Software, Releases Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVDX), a provider of accounts payable (AP) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers,  released its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. This report “highlights the company’s commitments to ESG, how these commitments tie back… Read More

Sustainable Banking Report: Decreased Environmental Concern Among US Banks

Hexaware Mobiquity, a digital consultancy that designs and delivers innovative digital products and services for the world’s leading brands, released the results of the firm’s annual Global Benchmark for Sustainable Banking Report. This third iteration of the report “surveyed 600 C-suite banking executives across the… Read More

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