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Anti-ESG backlash hasn't halted upwards trend

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... methodologies. Asset managers are converging towards standardized and common frameworks, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a benchmark. In Asia, regulation is also moving fast towards sustainable finance, with local specificities in each ...

Hazardous chemicals a key challenge for investors

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... and production processes should minimise harm. This approach is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. "Regulatory headwinds are on the horizon related to PFAS, particularly in the EU and the US where restrictions are set to tighten. ...

Forestry fund falls short of target

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... conservation nature-based solutions investments in Southeast Asia. It will enable investment in UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) -aligned impact activities focused on climate action, community engagement and livelihoods. Geoffrey Seeto, head ...

A rising tide for blue bond investment: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... manager also cites the UN, showing that an estimated US$ 5-7 trillion is needed each year to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Blue bonds could help accelerate the growth of the sustainable bond market and direct capital to close this gap. ...

World Bank breaks record with US$5b sustainable development bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 8 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... extreme poverty and promote prosperity, with funds raised by the bond to be used towards furthering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve positive social and environmental impact in member countries. Issued under the International Bank for ...

Finance realignment urged as nature-positive trails 30:1

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... Andersen, executive director of UNEP, pointed to the key role of Indigenous Peoples in addressing sustainable development goals. "Nature-based solutions are dramatically underfunded. Annual nature-negative investments are over 30 times larger than financing ...

Government sets stage for sovereign green bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... projects have been defined in alignment to the ICMA green categories and further aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. Categories include renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, green buildings, climate change adaptation, environmentally ...

SDG Loan Fund raises $1.1b of investor capital

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 1 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... Investors have raised over US$1.1 billion of capital to advance the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging and frontier markets, using a blended finance model. Allianz Global Investors is managing the SDG Loan Fund ...

UN-informed tool to assess SDG progress

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 28 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... Bloomberg ESG has integrated a United Nations' framework to assess the alignment of companies to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The tool incorporates the UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Sector Impact Map to move needle ...

Don't neglect the SDGs in sustainable finance strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 20 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
The government's sustainable finance strategy is an opportunity to tie action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action on climate. UN Global Compact Network Australia chair Fiona Reynolds called the recently released strategy a "welcome ...
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