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COULD FINANCIAL SECTOR VIGILANCE HAVE AVOIDED VIZAG GAS LEAK?

COULD FINANCIAL SECTOR VIGILANCE HAVE AVOIDED VIZAG GAS LEAK?

India must make Environment, Social and Governance accountability mandatory so that lenders are responsible towards tax-payers. A gas leak at the Visakhapatnam factory of LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd (LGPI) on May 7 killed thirteen…
WHAT PHILIPPINES’S NEW SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FRAMEWORK MEANS FOR LOCAL FINANCE

WHAT PHILIPPINES’S NEW SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FRAMEWORK MEANS FOR LOCAL FINANCE

In a win for the sustainable finance movement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippine Central Bank) finally signed a Sustainable Finance Framework for all banks in the Philippines last April 2020. This means that in…
WHY ARE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MISSING OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING GENDER ISSUES?

WHY ARE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MISSING OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING GENDER ISSUES?

In Asia, in particular, financial institutions have been slow to recognize the particular challenges that women face, often compounded by ethnic discrimination, poverty and cultural norms. Whether as direct employees of businesses or to be…
CALLING FOR ACCELERATED AND PROACTIVE ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

CALLING FOR ACCELERATED AND PROACTIVE ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Financial institutions play an important role in promoting fair and resilient economies by reducing environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) risks for themselves and the communities they serve. Though attitudes are changing towards ESG accountability, and…
5 WAYS ASIAN INVESTORS CAN TRANSFORM THE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LANDSCAPE TO CREATE LONG-TERM IMPACT

5 WAYS ASIAN INVESTORS CAN TRANSFORM THE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LANDSCAPE TO CREATE LONG-TERM IMPACT

The concept of sustainable finance, including ESG and SRI, has gained considerable traction in Asia in the last couple of years in line with global trends. The concept of sustainable finance, including ESG and SRI,…
IN CONVERSATION WITH… YUKI TANABE

IN CONVERSATION WITH… YUKI TANABE

G20 leaders gathered in Osaka this week as Japan hosted its first ever G20 Summit. G20 leaders gathered in Osaka this week as Japan hosted its first ever G20 Summit. Though a host of issues…