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Sustainability-focused family offices grow rapidly in Asia

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 05:40:00 +0800
More family offices have a sustainability or ESG mandate, and sustainability is a larger consideration than in the past.

China's green loan balance to hit $3.3 trillion by end 2022

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 02:54:00 +0800
China has the largest green loan balance in the world, estimates place its green loan balance at $3.3 trillion by end of 2022

Safeboda’s Ricky Thomson: “Digital technology is reviving Uganda”

Tue, 07 Jun 2022 13:29:00 +0800
Ricky Rapa Thomson, co-founder of Uganda’s first ride-hailing app SafeBoda, talked about how digital technology is helping the boda boda (motorcycle taxi) industry bridge the service gaps created by poor infrastructure and inadequate public transportation. As the company expands into other services like payments and e-commerce, it contributes to the recovery of Uganda’s pandemic-battered economy.

Amartha's Taufan and Widyanto: "Our algorithm is designed to predict the creditworthiness of the underserved"

Thu, 19 May 2022 11:02:00 +0800
Andi Taufan and Aria Widyanto of Amartha shared how their fintech social enterprise is supporting women entrepreneurs in Indonesia to expand their microenterprises. Founded as a microfinance cooperative in 2010, Amartha transformed itself into a financial technology company with a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending model in 2016.

IPCC report: Climate change talks are moving at snail’s pace

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:02:00 +0800
In this commentary, Gordian Gaeta urges every individual to hold their political leaders responsible to end the use of fossil fuels and transition towards a green and a sustainable future. The latest IPCC report is a final warning to the governments on climate action. The report states that global temperatures will rise to more than 3 degrees Celsius, resulting in catastrophic consequences, unless policies are urgently implemented.

Abu Dhabi to launch the first regulated carbon credit trading exchange and clearing house in the world

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 18:11:00 +0800

Private capital supports humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 02:54:00 +0800
While governments are donating billions of dollars in cash or equipment to support Ukraine, private capital from large and small donors alike has a critical role in supporting relief efforts now and rebuilding Ukraine in the future.

Lombard Odier’s Vincent Magnenat: “Future of private banking in Asia is onshore”

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:29:00 +0800
Vincent Magnenat, Limited Partner and CEO for Asia at Lombard Odier shared how as a seven-generation family business, the 225-year old institution continues to drive innovation in the wealth management industry with tailored offerings for global clients and partnerships with local incumbents to deepen its presence in the region.

Can Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas?

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 02:54:00 +0800
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has cast a shadow on the climate change agenda. Europe has been shaken by the skyrocketing oil prices and is left scrambling for alternatives.

Durham habitat receives $4.5m in transformational gift from Mackenzie Scott

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 18:21:00 +0800