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“Blue Bonds Reference Paper” – United Nations Global Compact – April 2020

In April 2020, the United Nations (UN) Global Compact published “Blue Bonds – A Reference Paper for Investments Accelerating Sustainable Ocean Business.”  The paper includes the Sustainable Ocean Principles of the UN Global Compact. The paper “(o)utlines the opportunities for the ESG bond market to secure capital for ocean-related projects and companies that have made, […]

Sustainable Finance Framework – Central Bank of the Philippines – April 29, 2020

On April 29, 2020 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, issued a new sustainable finance framework. In compliance with the framework, all banks are expected “to embed sustainability principles, including those covering environmental and social risk areas, in their corporate governance framework, risk management systems, and strategic objectives consistent with their […]