Tag: Sustainable finance

SC Ventures secures pivotal stake in ethical FinTech Algbra

SC Ventures, the innovation and FinTech investment arm of Standard Chartered, has recently made a strategic investment in Algbra, a UK-based, Sharia-compliant ethical finance platform.

Fils and Aion form strategic partnership to drive ESG integration in...

Fils, a leader in climate-positive transactions, has teamed up with Aion, which offers cutting-edge, AI-enabled financial services that enhance consumer and corporate banking, particularly in the MENA region.

Paynetics champions ESG goals with strategic acquisition of impact neobank Novus

Paynetics acquires Novus to bolster environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, a move that is set to transform the FinTech landscape.

Deutsche Bank sets new sustainability benchmark with updated finance framework

Deutsche Bank has unveiled its latest initiative in the realm of sustainable finance with the introduction of an updated Sustainable Finance Framework.

Barclays revises climate policy to strengthen sustainability efforts

Barclays has recently announced significant revisions to its climate policy, reaffirming its commitment to advancing the global transition towards sustainable energy.

Japanese FinTech deal activity sees a trend defying 21% uptick in...

Japanese FinTech investment stats in 2023: • Japanese FinTech investment totalled at $212m in 2023, a 52% drop from 2022 • Japanese FinTech deal activity reached...

Understanding the UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements for 2024

The UK is gearing up to introduce the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) in 2024, marking a significant shift in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) regulatory landscape. This pioneering legislation is set to standardise how asset owners and managers communicate and market their sustainable investment products. Through a mix of anti-greenwashing rules, investment labelling, and disclosures, the SDR aims to assist investors in making informed choices about sustainable finance products and investments.

Navigating ESG reporting for SMEs: Strategies and challenges

Currently, non-listed small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU are not required to report on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices under the EU Green Deal directives like CSRD/EU Taxonomy/CSDDD. However, market realities are such that SME stakeholders, including investors, banks, and customers, are already imposing these reporting requirements.

HSBC’s Manuel Vicente joins Climate X as VP commercial strategy

Climate X, a renowned climate risk financial data firm, has announced the appointment of Manuel Vicente as its Vice President of Commercial Strategy.

Mastering ESG compliance: key strategies for forming a dynamic reporting team

As the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and EU Taxonomy gain momentum, companies are prioritising their ESG reporting strategy. Central to this strategy is...

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