Category Archives for International

DRIVING RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FOOD, AGRIBUSINESS, AND FORESTRY SECTORS IN THE ASEAN

DRIVING RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FOOD, AGRIBUSINESS, AND FORESTRY SECTORS IN THE ASEAN

Food, agribusiness, and forestry (FAF) sectors are among the most critical for ASEAN economies, with the sector accounting for 12% of the overall regional ASEAN GDP. The recent report – Asian Web: Tracking Regional Financial…
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE POLICY ASSESSMENTS OF BANKS IN THE PHILIPPINES

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE POLICY ASSESSMENTS OF BANKS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Fair Finance Asia Philippines has assessed the banks using a scoring system referred to as the Fair Finance Guide International Methodology The methodology based on existing international standards and conventions as well as a range…
ENGAGING WITH NATIONAL FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATORS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE BANK OF THAILAND & FAIR FINANCE THAILAND

ENGAGING WITH NATIONAL FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATORS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE BANK OF THAILAND & FAIR FINANCE THAILAND

Fair Finance Asia 2020 General Assembly Session on 9 September 2020 The Thai Government has acknowledged that addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks including climate change, environmental degradation, and income inequality, are critical to…
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: ADVOCACY IN CHANGING NATIONAL & REGIONAL LANDSCAPES

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: ADVOCACY IN CHANGING NATIONAL & REGIONAL LANDSCAPES

Fair Finance Asia 2020 General Assembly Session on 7 September 2020 In Asia, COVID-19 has had a huge negative impact on economies, further exacerbating socio-economic challenges already borne by some of the poorest and most…
DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR FINANCIAL SECTOR ADVOCACY: HIGHLIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS & CHALLENGES

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR FINANCIAL SECTOR ADVOCACY: HIGHLIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS & CHALLENGES

Fair Finance Asia Webinar on 02 July 2020 Our Speakers: Richard Buch from Facing Finance Jakob König from Fair Finance Sweden Anirudha Nagar, Accountability Counsel This webinar was organized to facilitate a better understanding among Fair…
ECO MONEY: ARE BANKS FUNDING ENVIRONMENTAL HARM?

ECO MONEY: ARE BANKS FUNDING ENVIRONMENTAL HARM?

Tune in to Money FM 893 to hear from Bernadette Victorio, Regional Program Lead, Fair Finance Asia, Oxfam and Jessica Cheam, Managing Director of Eco-Business on the analysis of The Asian Web Tracking: Regional Financial…
FINANCIAL FLOWS STUDY REVEALS HOW ASIA’S BANKS ARE FUNDING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HARM

FINANCIAL FLOWS STUDY REVEALS HOW ASIA’S BANKS ARE FUNDING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HARM

A new analysis tracks the intricate credit flows crisscrossing Asia that profit sectors notorious for their impacts on the planet and people. Regional cooperation is critical to foster responsible lending practices, argue the authors. Financial…
INTEGRATING HUMAN RIGHTS CONSIDERATIONS INTO FINANCING DECISIONS

INTEGRATING HUMAN RIGHTS CONSIDERATIONS INTO FINANCING DECISIONS

Fair Finance Asia Webinar on 16 July 2020 Objectives of the Webinar: Demonstrate how human rights risks can be integrated into the risk assessment and due diligence processes of financial institutions, by leveraging available research,…
ADDRESSING SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS AND TRENDS IN THE PALM OIL SECTOR

ADDRESSING SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS AND TRENDS IN THE PALM OIL SECTOR

Fair Finance Asia / ResponsiBank Indonesia Webinar on 30 June 2020 Objectives of the Webinar included: Identifying the supply chain risks and challenges within the palm oil sector, with a focus upon how these risks…
THE ASIAN WEB – TRACKING REGIONAL FINANCIAL FLOWS

THE ASIAN WEB – TRACKING REGIONAL FINANCIAL FLOWS

The present study is aimed to identify regional trends in financing to four priority sectors – infrastructure, power generation, fossil fuel extraction (oil & gas, and coal mining), and agribusiness – across Fair Finance Asia’s…