“In race for a sustainable alternative to plastic, Indonesia bets on seaweed” – Mongabay – March 25, 2020

On March 25, 2020 Mongabay reported that Indonesia, the world’s number two producer of seaweed, is experimenting with a number of bioplastic alternatives, including:  “edible cups made from seaweed, shopping bags from cassava starch and food containers from sugarcane fiber.”

You can read the article on the Mongabay internet site.

“Access Bank issues first dual listed bond on NSE and LuxSE” – Nairametrics – March 21, 2020

On March 21, 2020 Nairametrics reported that “(t)he successful listing of Access Bank’s N15 billion Green Bond on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) represents a major milestone in the development of sustainable financing in Nigeria.

The successful cross-listing of this 15.50% fixed rate green bond with five-year maturity has enjoyed many firsts including the first-ever climate bonds standard certified corporate green bond to be issued in Africa; the first to be listed on The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in 2019; and now, the first successful cross-listing of a bond born out of the partnership between NSE and LuxSE.”

You may read the article on the Nairametrics internet site.