Green Fintech

Thunes Ramps up Commitment to ESG With Global Initiatives

Singapore-based global payments company Thunes announced its affiliation with two global ESG initiatives, namely the United Nations Global Compact and Ecovadis. Earlier this year, Thunes said that it had successfully passed sustainability assessments and submitted respective reports to both institutions.

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STACS Partners With Everimpact for Greater Transparency in the Carbon Credits Market

Hashstacs (STACS), a blockchain-based fintech firm focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), has partnered with France’s Everimpact to provide banks and corporates involved in the carbon market with greater transparency and trust. The partnership aims to promote data-backed carbon

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Visa Launches “Eco Benefits” to Help APAC Cardholders Track Their Carbon Footprint

Visa announced the launch of a suite of sustainability-focused solutions “Visa Eco Benefits” in Asia Pacific to help its cardholders better understand the environmental impact of their day-to-day payments. User will be able to calculate the carbon footprint generated by

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MAS: The World Needs to Move Beyond Just Green Finance to Transition Finance

Green finance alone is not enough as the world, and Asia in particular, needs transition finance, according to Ravi Menon, Managing Director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). During the MAS Sustainability Report 2021/2022 media conference, he added that the

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MAS Join Hands With Google Cloud to Drive Climate Fintech Innovation in Asia

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Google Cloud have jointly launched the Point Carbon Zero Programme to drive the innovation, incubation and scaling of climate fintech solutions in Asia over the next three years. The programme is a collaboration

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Singlife With Aviva Is Now a UN Sustainability Signatory

Homegrown insurer Singlife with Aviva announced that it has become an official signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), a global sustainability framework and initiative of the United Nations’ Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Singlife is

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Demand for Sustainable Finance on the Rise in APAC

Across Asia-Pacific (APAC), sustainable finance services are growing in popularity among consumers. But despite rising demand for greener and more sustainable products, skepticism remains over how strongly banks are committed to their sustainability agenda. This is according to a new

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Climate Impact X Leverages Nasdaq’s Tech to Power Its New Spot Trading Platform

Climate Impact X (CIX), a global marketplace and exchange for quality carbon credits, has selected Nasdaq to power its new global carbon exchange to help unlock price transparency and liquidity in the voluntary carbon market. The agreement will see CIX

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MAS Taps AI-Powered NovA! For Green Financing as Its First Use Case

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the first use case of NovA! to help financial institutions (FIs) assess the sustainability performance of Singapore’s real estate sector. NovA! is a part of the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programme in Finance

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DBS LiveBetter Now Allows Users to Track and Offset Their Carbon Footprint

Track Better and Offset Better are the two features most recently rolled out on LiveBetter, a one-stop digital platform on the DBS digibank app that seeks to educate and empower users to make sustainable lifestyle choices and live more consciously.

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