Co-edited by the French Embassy in Singapore and CCE (Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur), this bi-monthly newsletter is focused on Sustainable Finance in Singapore and ASEAN.

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1. Public Policy
  • MAS Managing Director Menon appointed Chair of the NGFS
  • Asian Green Bond Fund launched by the Bank for International Settlements
  • SGX: Enhanced Disclosures on Climate-Related Information from 2023
  • Singapore’s FY2022 budget: several measures to foster the green transition
  • 12 Core Skills in Sustainable Finance set up by IBF/MAS
  • WMI to train 1,000 professionals in sustainable finance/ESG over the next 3 years
  • First tender round for green electricity imports in Singapore
  • Solar panels progressively installed on HDB roofs, 6th tender launched last year
  • Moratorium on new Data Centre capacity through an allocated quota system
  • Philippines to issue a first green bond
2. Financial Industry
  • UOB: Sustainable finance target for 2025 raised to USD 30bn
  • DBS: SGD 100 Million funding to Social Enterprises through its Foundation
  • New Sustainability Officer named by DBS
  • Eurazeo completes 2nd closing of Smart City II with new partners in ASEAN
  • FinTech STACS Partnering with CSOP AM as Blockchain Platform Provider
3. Corporates
  • Airbus, CAG and CAAS to study potential for hydrogen hub in Singapore
  • Singapore Airlines to buy renewable fuels from Exxon Mobil
  • Asia's decarbonization push expected by Schneider Electric
  • BNP Paribas’ support in Vingroup’s first international green syndicated loan
4.  Miscellaneous
  • Green Bond sales to surge in Asia-Pacific as region embraces decarbonization
  • ADB calling for more financing into ocean health improvement
  • G20: Sustainable finance among six priorities set by Indonesia in 2022