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Aligning sustainability goals through the new Philippines sustainable finance guiding principles

Aligning sustainability goals through the new Philippines sustainable finance guiding principles

Last October 2021, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSPs) launched the Philippine Sustainable Finance Guiding Principles, another formative document for the country’s budding sustainable finance movement. The principles, a guidepost for sustainable economic activities in…
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE TAXONOMY: A GUIDEBOOK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE TAXONOMY: A GUIDEBOOK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

One of the policy initiatives to accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement or the UN Sustainable Development Goals is through the development of a taxonomy that clearly defines what contributing activities, projects, or companies need…
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – ASIAN WEB 2021 – TRACKING REGIONAL FINANCIAL FLOWS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – ASIAN WEB 2021 – TRACKING REGIONAL FINANCIAL FLOWS

Fair Finance Asia’s (FFA) updated study, Asian Web 2021 – Tracking Regional Financial Flows, identified and analyzed financial flows across FFA countries, with a focus on five high risk sectors – agriculture, fossil fuel extraction (oil…
HARVESTING INEQUALITY – THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS’ INVESTMENTS IN ASIA’S AGRIBUSINESSES

HARVESTING INEQUALITY – THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS’ INVESTMENTS IN ASIA’S AGRIBUSINESSES

Fair Finance Asia’s latest study reveals that gender equality is the most ignored issue by financial institutions enabling over 100 of the biggest Asian agricultural conglomerates that employ thousands of Asian women majorly as informal…
ASIAN BANKS ARE FAILING WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS: STUDY

ASIAN BANKS ARE FAILING WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS: STUDY

Financial institutions are underestimating the risk of turning a blind-eye to poor social practices in their agri-investments. Left unchecked, they may bear the brunt of loan defaults and a tarnished reputation. Financial institutions propping up…
CUTTING OUT COAL: WHAT DOES A JUST TRANSITION LOOK LIKE?

CUTTING OUT COAL: WHAT DOES A JUST TRANSITION LOOK LIKE?

As governments in Asia pledge to phase out coal, how will the transition impact coal-dependent and vulnerable communities? And how will Asia benefit from a clean energy future? Thermal coal is the number one cause…
2021 FFA GENERAL ASSEMBLY – ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS AND COMPLIANCE: CAN DEVELOPING GREEN TAXONOMIES BRING ASIA CLOSER TO THIS GOAL?

2021 FFA GENERAL ASSEMBLY – ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS AND COMPLIANCE: CAN DEVELOPING GREEN TAXONOMIES BRING ASIA CLOSER TO THIS GOAL?

Fair Finance Asia hosted a public dialogue titled, ‘Enhancing sustainability standards and compliance: can developing green taxonomies bring Asia closer to this goal?,’ on 15 September 2021 as part of the 2021 Fair Finance Asia…
A FUTURE WITHOUT COAL: BANKING ON ASIA’S JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

A FUTURE WITHOUT COAL: BANKING ON ASIA’S JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

Fair Finance Asia’s latest study reveals continued growth in Asia’s coal sector even after the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 due to financing by banks and investors operating in the region. In the…
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – A FUTURE WITHOUT COAL: BANKING ON ASIA’S JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – A FUTURE WITHOUT COAL: BANKING ON ASIA’S JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

This covers the key findings and recommendations of Fair Finance Asia’s new regional study which focuses on the role of the Asian financial sector in the region’s just energy transition. Overall, the Fair Finance Asia…
FAIR FINANCE ASIA’S RESPONSE AND FEEDBACK ON ADB’S DRAFT ENERGY POLICY

FAIR FINANCE ASIA’S RESPONSE AND FEEDBACK ON ADB’S DRAFT ENERGY POLICY

This joint response on ADB’s Draft Energy Policy: Supporting Low Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific is indicative and reflective of the different needs identified by FFA at the country and regional levels to…