“Olam, Deutsche Bank close Asia’s first sustainability-linked derivative” – The Straights Times – June 27, 2020

On June 27, 2020 The Straights Times reported that “(a)gri-business group Olam International and Deutsche Bank have executed Asia’s first foreign exchange (FX) derivative linked to key environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. The ESG-linked FX (Thai baht/US dollar) forward enables Olam to lock in a discount when it meets pre-defined ESG targets that support […]

Necessary Ambition – An Sustainable Banking Network Task Force Report – IFC – June 22, 2020

On June 22, 2020 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the release of the report “Necessary Ambition: How Low-Income Countries Are Adopting Sustainable Finance to Address Poverty, Climate Change, and Other Urgent Challenges, along with its 16 case studies, 8 country reports, and a set of tools to support decisions in developing and implementing sustainable […]