ESG

Society & Lifestyle

Vietnamese Solar Cleantech Startup Stride Raises $2M

The solar cleantech startup backed by Clime Capital and Touchstone Partners has a mission to accelerate Vietnam’s low-carbon transition

Fintech & Ecommerce

Emirates NBD Enters Sustaibability-Focused Partnership With Microsoft

The sustainability and innovation-focused collaboration between Emirates NBD and Microsoft will be based on four pillars: measurement, data conversion, ecosystem development and process improvements

Fintech & Ecommerce

Kenyan Fintech M-Kopa Raises $250M to Extend Financial and Sustainability Services

M-Kopa will use the new debt and equity funding to expand financial services offering to underbanked consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Kenya and Uganda

Finance & Economics

ADB Accelerates Climate Change Financing

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched the Innovative Finance Facility for Climate in Asia and the Pacific program to enhance support for the region in the battle against climate change

News

Pyypl Rolls Out Social Micro-Investment Platform for African SMEs

Pyypl micro-investment platform aims to build a social ecosystem for entrepreneurs across Africa and improve access to digital financial services for informal employment sectors UAE-based fintech Pyypl has introduced a new micro-financing platform catering to the needs of African self-employed people, micro, small and middle-sized businesses. Having raised $20m to expand financial inclusion in the […]

Science & Technology

Woodoo Biotech Raises $31 Million to Transform Dead Wood Into Glass and Leather

The fresh funding will allow the French startup Woodoo to expand its biotech solution that repurposes dead wood into new advanced sustainable materials across many sectors

Fintech & Ecommerce

Top Solar Fintechs

Transitioning to renewable energy sources wouldn’t be easy if not for fintech. Financial technologies facilitate using the power of sun and wind instead of fossil fuels in many ways.

News

Google Invites Companies to Join Single-Use Plastics Challenge

The Single-Use Plastics Challenge will give food companies the opportunity to test their sustainable packaging solutions in Google’s U.S.-based cafes and MicroKitchens

News

Mastercard Customizes Solutions for Female Entrepreneurs

Mastercard has introduced a suite of services dedicated to the financial needs of female business owners across the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean

Society & Lifestyle

CaixaBank Raises Eco Awareness in Metaverse

Customers visiting CaixaBank centres in Ibiza, Burgos, Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid between 20 and 27 April can take the virtual tour in metaverse designed to raise environmental awareness

Society & Lifestyle

ETAP Launches Socially Responsible Car Insurance in Africa

An insurtech ETAP has introduced a digital car insurance service that redistributes funds to policyholders and supports social good in local communities of Africa

Fintech & Ecommerce

Virgin Money Rolls Out Digital Investment Platform With ESG Focus

The new digital investment platform from Virgin Money provides both amateur and experienced investors with online and mobile access to growing their wealth by investing in companies with good ESG credentials

Fintech & Ecommerce

Finastra Integrates ESG Into Fusion Invest

Integrating Alygne’s alternative data into Fusion Invest by Finastra allows users to ensure their investment portfolios reflect their ESG values

News

Mastercard to Ditch All First-Use PVC Plastic Cards

Mastercard reinforces its sustainability commitments with a pledge to remove the first–use, PVC plastics from payment cards on its network by 2028

News

NatWest to Buy Stake in ESG-Focused Workplace Pension and Savings App Cushon

Cushon’s primary products offer an investment strategy designed to drive down the financed CO2 emissions of customers’ investments. With a £144 million investment, NatWest will become the company’s major stakeholder

Reports

KPMG: ESG Tops Regulatory Demands in Finance While UK & EU Rules Diverge

KPMG’s Regulatory Barometer showed that financial service firms in the UK and the EU remained under significant pressure to comply with diverging ESG requirements over the last 6 months

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