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
  • Singapore's ambition to become a green hydrogen hub
  • MAS/CDP: MoU signed to promote access to quality ESG data
  • A RFI for geophysical investigation issued by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority
  • Sustainability roadmap for Singapore's hotel sector
  • Digital and Green Economy Partnership between France and Singapore
  • $550mn Green Samurai bonds issued by the Philippines
  • Launch of a SDG investor map in Indonesia with the help of UNDP and Temasek
2. Financial Industry
  • ASEAN exchanges move towards aligning ESG metrics
  • Climate Impact X : launch of the Project Market Place on March 16th
  • Sectoral workshops by SGX RegCo on climate-reporting requirements
  • Collaboration between SGX and OCBC to launch a new low carbon index
  • OCBC/MVGX to develop green finance using tokenized carbon credits.
  • Temasek’s $120mn investment in Southeast Asian forestry fund
  • Malaysia:  3-year mangrove conservation project supported by Hong Leong Bank
  • A new Sustainability Hub set by Bostong Consulting Group in Singapore
  • Philippines’ largest bank to sell ocean pollution bond
3. Corporates
  • EDP Renewables to invest up to S$10bn by 2030 for clean energy hub in Singapore
  • €430mn unsecured K-Sure facility for leading SK renewable energy firm Hanwha
4.  Miscellaneous
  • Greater scrutiny and standards for Asian Green Bonds in 2022
  • Natixis’ view of the implications of net neutrality pledges
  • EMA Energy 2050 Report
  • Asian banks 'falling short' on decarbonisation efforts