ESG

Net zero transition risks to business

As the world embarks on the net-zero transition, businesses face new costs and risks associated with making the switch to a low-carbon or net zero economy. These costs could…

How investors can navigate the confusion of ESG ratings

A Wall Street gold rush is underway in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, but rating and ranking how companies measure up on these criteria remains a challenge…

Year of the Tiger: Future of work in an ESG world will require a new physical-digital mix

The year of the Tiger should symbolize strength, determination, as well as revival, and reconnecting with networks and people. But will businesses be ready to capitalize on this…

Sequoia-backed Incomlend launches $60M invoice financing program for ESG-focused SMEs

Singapore-based invoice financing marketplace Incomlend has partnered with European alternative asset manager Fasanara Capital to launch a global $60 million alternative financing…

What does China’s emissions trading scheme mean for businesses?

In 2020, China deepened its climate commitments by pledging its “dual carbon” goals: for carbon emissions to peak by 2030 and for the country to be carbon neutral by 2060. China…

EY: Asia-Pacific M&A hit highest value on record, fuelled by technological innovation & ESG agendas

Asia-Pacific mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity hit an all-time high in the first six months of 2021 as markets begin to revive from the COVID- 19 pandemic. M&A…

Pandemic has served as a catalyst for accelerating ESG innovation in Southeast Asia, says Ee Ling Lim of 500 Startups [Q&A]

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria have a growing role in businesses in Southeast Asia. According to the Oxford Business Group, ESG standards are increasingly…