What's holding sustainable finance back in Asia?

Eco-Business

As the Eco-Business event Unlocking Capital for Sustainability approaches, we asked some key speakers about the obstacles holding sustainable finance industry back in Asia The world will needs US$11.5 trillion to achieve the SDGs.

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Sustainable Tourism Asia 2019

Eco-Business

In collaboration with Marina Bay Sands Singapore and Visa, CSR Asia - an ELEVATE company - is hosting the 2nd annual forum on solutions for the tourism and hospitality industry's most pressing issues

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Sustainable business in Asia: 5 trends that will impact a decisive decade

GreenBiz

Spoiler: Local teams will become increasingly important. China Supply Chain

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Healthy and Sustainable Living – Asia Perspective

Eco-Business

Only 7 per cent of consumers in Asia live healthily and sustainably - How can sustainable lifestyles become more common?

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Which sustainability solutions are most needed to save Southeast Asia’s cities?

Eco-Business

As this year's edition of The Liveability Challenge throws down the gauntlet to entrepreneurs to solve Southeast Asia's urban sustainability challenges, Eco-Business asks which problems are most in need of solving

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Japanese pension fund pushes asset managers to get tougher on sustainability

Impact Alpha

It wants the asset The post Japanese pension fund pushes asset managers to get tougher on sustainability appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Smarter Money paywall Asia Originals 2030 Finance Long-termism IMPACT INVESTINGImpactalpha, Nov.

Amid the coronavirus, Asia Pacific must not lose sight of sustainable development goals

Eco-Business

Rising economic prosperity and poverty reduction may not tell the whole story of progress in Asia and the Pacific

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Can sustainable seafood and energy de-risk Japan’s economy?

Impact Alpha

Japan has staked out a leadership position in sustainable investing. Overpaying for energy Carbon Tracker is urging Japanese policy makers to rethink their pro-coal stance, or face a The post Can sustainable seafood and energy de-risk Japan’s economy?

First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia

Eco-Business

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Who are the most influential corporate sustainability leaders in Asia Pacific? The Eco-Business A-List revealed.

Eco-Business

After weeks of internal wrangling and debate, Eco-Business has compiled a list of the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific—people who are changing their businesses for the better.

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Ego versus eco—is vanity compromising the impact of Asia's sustainability leaders?

Eco-Business

Does the ego of a sustainability practitioner matter, as long as they are achieving impact? Or does the pursuit of recognition undermine the good work being done in the world’s most important region for sustainable business

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BEX Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Region's architectural exhibition for the built environment with a focus on sustainability

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The road to green freight in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

With Asia slated to account for more than half of the world’s surface freight demand by 2050, governments, companies and organisations are looking for ways to make road freight fleets and supply chain transportation sustainable

Announcing Future Food Asia 2020 #FoodIsTheNewCool

Eco-Business

ID Capital announces the fourth edition of Future Food Asia - APAC's premier AgriFoodTech competition, and its title partners Food has always been a necessity, a source of joy and a way of cultural expression. Future Food Asia has also on boarded Dole Packaged Foods among its new partners.

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Asia Pacific faring poorly on SDGs, marching backwards for two goals—UN

Eco-Business

A surge in carbon emissions and failure to comply with hazardous waste policies are hindering Asia's progress towards the sustainable development goals.

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Why technology could make animals obsolete

AFN Sustainable Protein

Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Funds Guest Commentary Investment News Opinion asia Europe global livestock plant-based sustainable proteinWherever we look, humans have consistently built technologies that surpass their animal predecessors.

Zero Waste, Sustainability, Feedstock Demand Supplies – Top Focus at Recycled Energy Asia Summit in Bangkok

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CMT's Recycled Energy Asia (dual tracks - WtE Asia and 6th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia) opens in Bangkok on 19-21 February, 2020 - reviews prospects of waste to energy, bioenergy, biomass feedstock production and supplies to North Asia, financing, investments, technology and more

Cricket roaster Ento to take on Beyond Meat after seed round

AFN Sustainable Protein

Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Seed alternative protein asia seed round sustainable proteinWatch out, Beyond Meat. Edible cricket farmer and roaster, ENTO, is coming for you with a bug-based burger patty. And it's probably healthier.

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GFI India: Demand for “prestige foods” will drive alt meat industry in emerging markets

AFN Sustainable Protein

Asia and Africa are home to 80% of the world’s population and with rising incomes, they are craving and demanding more animal-sourced foods, GFI India's head Varun Deshpande told AFN on the sidelines of the Good Food Conference in San Francisco today.

BREAKING: One small steak for man, one giant leap for space-grown meat!

AFN Sustainable Protein

Accelerators & startups Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Industry Novel Farming Systems Research & Data asia cultivated meat Europe israel space sustainable protein

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Can alternative protein startups justify their climbing valuations?

AFN Sustainable Protein

Conferences FoodTech Industry Opinion asia Europe global sustainable protein USAIt’s hard to miss the investor enthusiasm for alternative protein startups but valuations are creeping up as I heard the Good Food Conference last week.

Pomeroy Academy launches sustainability scholarship for Southeast Asia built environment professionals

Eco-Business

Scholarship to support Southeast Asian post-grads pushing the boundaries of design and development in sustainable built environments

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After another haze outbreak chokes Southeast Asia, can palm oil smallholders shift to sustainable farming?

Eco-Business

How can they be motivated to switch to more sustainable, fire-free production methods [PODCAST] Smallholders have taken much of the blame for this year's haze-causing forest fires.

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USAID announces partnership with Rabo Foundation to sustainably invest in Asia’s future

Eco-Business

BANGKOK, November 19 2019 - USAID is partnering with Rabo Foundation to accelerate the foundation's ability to invest sustainably by designing and conducting carbon monitoring of the foundation's investments. Rabo Foundation's investments are spread over 22 countries, including seven in Asia.

In Asia, finance may be the most effective weapon

Eco-Business

Following in the footsteps of the European and US markets, green finance across Asia has taken off in the last five years. How has sustainable finance evolved across the region

Singapore-based waste management company Blue Planet raises $25 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 25 – As Asia’s consumer class grows, so does the waste it produces. SDGs paywall Asia Dealflow environment sustainabilityBlue Planet Environmental Solutions is trying to reinvent the waste stream so that zero waste ends up in a landfill. It raised $25 million from investment bank Nomura. Blue Planet’s strategy focuses on integrating the waste stream by buying up.

Asia’s meat, fish and dairy suppliers: Who are the sustainability leaders and laggards?

Eco-Business

Many of the continent’s animal protein producers lack disclosure and commitments on deforestation, emissions, animal welfare standards and use of antibiotics, according to a new report

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China companies worst in Asia for environmental sustainability, Hong Kong firms fare best—report

Eco-Business

The failure of China companies to meet waste and emissions reductions targets have given them the lowest score in a ranking of how companies report their environmental impact. Singapore firms also fare poorly, Hong Kong firms top the list

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Fitch says more Chinese are nihao-ing fake meat

AFN Sustainable Protein

Alt Meat/Protein Editorial FoodTech Industry Opinion Research & Data alternative protein asia food global sustainable proteinChina is hungry for fake meat. But it turns out - it always has been. Find out what's causing the world's largest pork consumers to drop steak for tofu.

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Japanese investors push to take impact investing mainstream

Impact Alpha

9 – Japan is staking out a leadership position in sustainable investing. Sustainable investing assets under management quadrupled from 2016 to 2018 to 18% of managed assets. Japan is now the third-largest center for sustainable investing, after Europe and the U.S.

The Brief: Tipping Point fund, KKR’s wastewater strategy, Circulate’s Asia oceans fund, real estate retrofits in Toronto

Impact Alpha

To fulfill its potential to shape a more inclusive and sustainable economy, impact investing needs The post The Brief: Tipping Point fund, KKR’s wastewater strategy, Circulate’s Asia oceans fund, real estate retrofits in Toronto appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Grundfos launches Distributed Pumping System to meet Asia’s sustainable cooling needs

Eco-Business

In response, Grundfos has launched its Distributed Pumping System in Asia, which aims to help air-conditioning systems consume up to 50 per cent less energy than current conventional methods

UPDATE: Future Meat Technologies raises $14m Series A as Memphis Meats eyes jumbo Series B

AFN Sustainable Protein

Ag Corporates AgTech Alt Meat/Protein FoodTech Investment News Series A Series B Startup Funding asia cultured meat Europe israel sustainable protein USAThis is the second-largest round for a cultivated meat startup after Memphis Meat's $17 million Series A.

Stone Family Foundation backs $10 million sanitation impact bond in Cambodia

Impact Alpha

SDGs Smarter Money paywall Asia Industry News Dealflow Water sustainable-development pay-for-success IMPACT INVESTINGImpactAlpha, November 20 – U.K.-based

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The Asia-Pacific Forum on Low-Carbon Development

Eco-Business

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must adopt more effective and innovative low-carbon policies and technologies to secure greener and more sustainable growth, delegates heard at a forum today hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Hunan Department of Ecology and Environment

Cutting meat, food waste and plastic: The sustainability trials of Asia's biggest healthy-eating chain

Eco-Business

As Singapore-based SaladStop! marks its tenth anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag

Standard Chartered Bank launches Asia’s first retail product to fund the Sustainable Development Goals

Eco-Business

Standard Chartered Bank’s Sustainable Deposit is available to corporate and individual customers in Singapore, six months after being introduced in Europe. But can the bank can give a clearer picture of its impact as a whole

Rabobank announces 15 Agri-tech Start-ups and Innovators for SustainableAg Asia Challenge

Eco-Business

Rabobank, a leading global bank in food and agriculture and sustainability, today announced the 15 agri-tech startups and innovators which have been shortlisted to go to the Pitch day of its SustainableAg Asia Challenge

ComfortDelGro named leading sustainability company

Eco-Business

17 September 2019 – ComfortDelGro Corporation has been recognised as one of the world's leading companies for sustainability with its inclusion in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific).

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Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets - Japan and Asia

Eco-Business

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) will hold their 3rd joint conference on Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets in Tokyo on 9 October 2019 following the remarkable scale and seniority of attendance at the 2018 event and the Japanese market's strong growth.

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