Tag Archives: Sustainable Investing

Funding Flood Disaster after Cyclone Idai
By admin April 8, 2019

The Idai Cyclone has caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai struck the coast of Mozambique, near Beira on March 14, 2019. Weeks after the cyclone hit, flood waters receded to show the landscape of destroyed houses, roads, and crops just before harvest. The confirmed total number of deaths is still unknown, but

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Private Equity Players Eye Microfinance Institutions
By admin September 26, 2018

For many years, poor people living in rural areas have struggled to find ways to finance their livelihood. In 1978, Grameen Bank was set up in Bangladesh to provide microcredit to impoverished people without collaterals and higher interest rates. This is the most famous example of microfinance. Today, microfinance institutions (MFI) operate all over the

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Promising Sustainable Investment in Asia
By admin January 26, 2017

Sustainable investment is an investment approach that considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in portfolio selection and management. Today many companies are expected to manage diverse social and environmental challenges such as climate change, human rights and education through their investments. Sustainable investment is a sector that has witnessed rapid growth in recent years.

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G20 and Sustainable Development – A Glance at the G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit
By admin September 9, 2016

Almost one year after the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all 193 Member States last September, leaders of the G20 gathered in Hangzhou, China to join the group’s eleventh meeting. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also attended the summit and urged further efforts by G20 countries to fulfill their commitments

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Solar Energy: Technological, Economic, and Political Considerations
By admin February 17, 2016

  The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris from November 30th to December 12th, 2015, has been widely hailed as securing a landmark agreement among an impressive number of states to help curtail climate change. Naturally, waves of criticisms usually follow any comprehensive international political agreement. Critics usually point to

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