Sustainability

Singapore climatetech venture builder Wavemaker Impact announces first close of its debut fund

Singapore-based climatetech venture builder Wavemaker Impact (WMI) announced the first close of its debut fund to drive decarbonization in the region at scale. In a statement on…

Philippine circular economy startup Humble closes oversubscribed seed round

Humble Sustainability, a circular economy startup from the Philippines, announced Wednesday it has closed its seed round led by Seedstars International Ventures. The round also…

The critical role of VCs in accelerating ESG investments

COP27 is on the near horizon. The lead-up to it has come with more fervent discussions about how governments, businesses, and communities from the world over must work more…

ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2022: Announcing Startup Leader of the Year & Corporate Sustainability Champions finalists

We are thrilled to announce the full list of finalists for the third edition of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards. The third iteration of ORIGIN Innovation Awards launched with the…

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Singapore top trade associations launch new sustainability alliance

Top trade associations in Singapore namely the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), and the premier…

How SaaS-based ESG solutions are making an impact in the region

It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has brought about significant changes to the way we live, work and operate. In particular, we’ve seen it fuel an acceleration of…

Indonesia’s Xurya receives additional funding from Mitsui to top $33M Series A

PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya), a solar power rental and installation startup, has received additional series A funding from global trading and investment company Mitsui &…

BEYOND Expo | How does ESG create opportunities for capital markets?

Editor’s note: A version of this article was first published on technode.com Story by Cheyenne Dong As the world faces an array of challenges and consumers and citizens become…

Shift4Good completes its first closing over $98M to invest in sustainable mobility start-ups

Singapore and France-based venture capital fund Shift4Good, announced Tuesday the first closing of over €100 million ($98 million) Shift4Good Fund 1 to invest in sustainable…

MAS launches ESG Impact Hub to spur growth of ESG ecosystem

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday launched the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Impact Hub (the Hub) to spur co-location and collaboration between…