Tagged: sustainability

Malaysia: CIMB Group Increases Sustainable Finance Target to RM60 Billion by 2024

CIMB Group Holdings Berhad strengthened its sustainability commitment by doubling its sustainable finance target to RM60 billion by 2024 “under the Group’s Green, Social, Sustainable Impact Products and Services (GSSIPS) Framework.” The increased target was announced during the opening of CIMB’s flagship The Cooler Earth… Read More

eToro Introduces ESG Scores as Many Retail Investors Consider ESG Before Buying Stocks

eToro, the social investing network, announced the introduction of ESG scores for over 2,700 stocks on its platform enabling its users “to consider environmental, social, and governance factors when building their portfolios.” Partnering with ESG Book, a global provider of ESG data and technology, eToro… Read More

UOB Malaysia, SJPP to Offer RM1B U-Green Financing

UOB Malaysia is teaming up with Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Malaysia (SJPP) in order to introduce the U-Green Financing program, which will aim to support SMEs in prioritizing sustainability. The banking institution has reportedly allocated RM 1 billion for this initiative, and SJPP will be… Read More

Malaysia’s Maybank Introduces Sustainable Product Framework to Support Green Finance

Maybank has designed its own Sustainable Product Framework (SPF) – the “first” by a Malaysian bank – “to enable greater development of green, social and sustainable products.” The framework, which will support the Group’s commitment of ‘Mobilizing RM50 billion in Sustainable Finance by 2025’, will… Read More

Brazil’s C6 Bank Publishes 2021 Annual Report with Focus on Sustainability

Brazil’s C6 Bank notes that this latest update was prepared according to global “best practices” for publishing information on economic, social and environmental impact. In the midst of celebrating its three-year launch, C6 Bank has published the 2021 Annual Report. Available in the Documents section… Read More

Tribaldata, a Climate Coaching App, Secures €428,207 via Crowdcube

Tribaldata, which offers a climate coaching App allowing individuals to reduce their carbon footprint for free, has secured 101% (€428,207 ) of its €420,000 target from 85 investors through its crowdfunding campaign carried out via Crowdcube (with 11 days left in the sale). Trilbaldata reports… Read More

ING Tests Out Carbon Tracking App from Fintech Cogo

ING will be trialing a carbon footprint tracking app offered by Fintech firm Cogo with 350,000 mobile clients. The Footprint Insight feature is being made available to clients who currently use the bank’s Insight function, which groups their income and expenditure by spending category. Footprint… Read More

Coorest Receives Chainlink Grant to Develop dApp for Carbon Trading, Offsetting

With growing global concern around the climate emergency and unsustainable agricultural practices, many countries, enterprises, and startups are “collaborating to build sustainable solutions that tackle the harmful effects of climate change,” according to an update from Chainlink. At the forefront of the battle against climate… Read More

BBVA Implements Cloud Solution for Management of Environmental Data

BBVA has implemented a comprehensive cloud-based solution that “simplifies the process of sending and validating information, providing carbon footprint indicators and emission reduction tracking figures.” It is a platform that will “enable active, data-driven management of its sustainability policies.” Sustainability is one of the transforming… Read More

MAS, Google Cloud Introduce Point Carbon Zero Program to Support Climate Fintech Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Google Cloud have jointly launched the Point Carbon Zero Program “to drive the innovation, incubation and scaling of climate FinTech solutions in Asia.” The Program is “a collaboration under MAS’ Project Greenprint and seeks to use climate FinTech… Read More

CommBank Clients May View Personalized Carbon Footprint

In an Australian banking first, retail CommBank customers will be able “to view their personalized carbon footprint within the CommBank app from early August.” The rollout to all CommBank retail customers “follows a pilot launched in October 2021, which allowed over 250,000 customers to view… Read More

Mastercard Appoints Ellen Jackowski as Chief Sustainability Officer

Mastercard  (NYSE: MA) announced that Ellen Jackowski will join the company as Chief Sustainability Officer “starting July 25, 2022.” In this role, she will be “instrumental in further integrating Mastercard’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy into the organization.” Mike Froman, vice chairman and president… Read More

GreenGrowth Taps Seccl API for Carbon-Tracking Mobile Investment App

Their signature color may be blue, but Seccl says it’s “going green” this month. They’re thrilled to be powering GreenGrowth Investments, a new sustainable investment platform “for people who care about the planet, and one of Europe’s Top Wealthtech Startups to Watch in 2022.” The… Read More

UOB Pilots Green, Sustainable Deposits Solutions

UOB (SGX: U11) recently launched a Green and Sustainable Deposits solution for its corporate and institutional clients, which is reportedly “the first such product in Singapore offered by a local bank.” The solution was “piloted with GIC.” Under this solution, the deposits are “deployed to… Read More

radicant, Squirro Announce Partnership in Field of AI to Leverage Data-based Analytics

radicant, which claims to be the “first” sustainable, digital and collaborative internet-based financial services company that’s “aligned” with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is working closely with Squirro. The integration of tech “enables radicant to automate decision-making processes and improve customer understanding and service… Read More

Goodvest, which Aims to Build a Sustainable Investment Platform, Acquires €452,323 via Crowdcube

Goodvest, which is on a mission to build a “sustainable” investment platform committed to fight climate change: 100% personalized & transparent, has secured 187% (€468,760) of its €250,000 target from 379 investors through its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Crowdcube. There are now 8 days… Read More

Banyan Finalizes $8.2M Series A to Promote Investment into Sustainable Infrastructure

Banyan, an investment facilitator for sustainable infrastructure headquartered in San Francisco, has confirmed a $8.2 million Series A round “led by VoLo Earth Ventures with several notable venture capital firms joining the round.” The investment round, which values the company at $47 million, will “enable… Read More

ESG Book Finalizes $35M Series B to Build ESG Data Platform

ESG Book, which focuses on sustainability data and technology, has announced that it closed $35 million in Series B funding. The new capital will be used “to advance ESG Book’s next-generation technology capabilities, enabling clients to meet increasingly complex sustainability requirements, and accelerate the company’s… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Introduces Corporate Bond Climate Indices

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, recently announced the launch of a suite of corporate bond climate indices “designed to capture the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.” The indices are part of the… Read More

Carbon Tracking App Introduced by Cumberland Building Society

From this month onwards, clients of The Cumberland will find it a lot easier to monitor their carbon spend with a tool used to measure and reduce their carbon footprints. The building society’s 70,000 current account customers are now being encouraged to download the Cogo… Read More

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