Sustainable finance


MUFG Bank Establishes Climate Tech Growth Fund with Mitsubishi and Pavilion Private Equity

Japanese MUFG Bank established the Marunouchi Climate Tech Growth Fund to fuel the development of advanced technologies and solutions necessary for the realization of a carbon-neutral society

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

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.


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

Visa Launches Visa Eco Benefits in UAE

The new Eco Benefits solution will allow Visa issuers to add sustainability-focused features to existing Visa credit and debit products, encouraging sustainable consumption and behaviours


First Citizens Community Bank Parent Gains Regulatory Approvals for Acquisition

The acquisition of HV Bancorp, previously announced by Citizens Financial Services, has received regulatory approval.


ClearBank Partners With Code First Girls to Tackle Fintech Gender Gap Issue

ClearBank joins 30 other financial service companies in partnering with Code First Girls, keen to hire more women and eliminate the gender gap which still persists in fintech


Consensus 2023 by Coindesk — 26-28 April, 2023

Join Pay Space Magazine at Consensus 2023, Wednesday April 26 through Friday April 28.

Fintech & Ecommerce

Finastra Launches SaaS ESG Service for Sustainable Lending

Fintech vendor Finastra has launched the new ESG Service to support banks in their sustainable lending practices in regard to corporate clients

Blockchain & Crypto

The Consensus on Consensus Mechanisms

A look into the foundation of cryptocurrency: consensus mechanisms. Why do different consensus mechanisms exist, is Proof of Work actually “environmentally unfriendly”, and why Proof of Stake deserves the alternative transcription to its abbreviation.


HSBC Grants Its First Green Loan in Hong Kong

HSBC Bank has granted its first green loan to a climate-mitigation technology firm based in Hong Kong. The borrower is fighting global warming with emissions reduction projects on the construction sites


Hydranet Staking is Happening Without Short-Term Rewards

Hydranet DAO has reduced staking APY to 0%, and users support it.

Fintech & Ecommerce

Agri-Fintech: What It Is and Why It’s on the Rise

Last year brought a steady rise in socially responsible fintech products that are specifically designed for the needs of the agricultural sector. Agri-fintech is a very promising segment of financial technologies, so we’re going to discuss it in detail

Blockchain & Crypto

Abu Dhabi Launches $2 Billion Program for Web3 and Blockchain Development

The Hub71+ Digital Assets will be an ecosystem promoting the success of blockchain and Web3 startups.


CBDC: The currency compromise we shouldn’t accept

CBDCs, where did the idea come from, why are banks obsessed with them, and why you shouldn’t be into it.

Fintech & Ecommerce

7 Ways for a Fintech to Become More ESG-Focused

To succeed in an increasingly competitive fintech sphere, startups and long-established businesses must demonstrate they are socially conscious and have ethical management practices. Here are the main ways a fintech company may improve its ESG objectives

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