Natasha Teja

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Policy & Regulation, Singapore
March 27, 2024

Could the Asean taxonomy help standardise south-east Asia’s ESG efforts?   

South-east Asia’s diverse economies are striving for a common language to drive the region’s green credentials, but country-specific characteristics make this a complex task
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China, Policy & Regulation
March 5, 2024

China's ESG disclosure rules will drive green investment

Beijing is betting on its new environmental, social and governance disclosure regime to enhance its green credentials, especially as an EV leader 
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EU, Indonesia, Policy & Regulation
February 8, 2024

EU Deforestation Regulation dubbed a ‘double-edged sword’ for global palm oil markets

Indonesia and Malaysia have called the EUDR ‘discriminatory and punitive’, and threatened to file a WTO complaint against the EU
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Indonesia, Mexico, Policy & Regulation
January 8, 2024

The rise, costs and complexities of coral reef insurance

Coral reef insurance has been hailed as an important new protection mechanism for coastal resilience, but setting up such schemes remains complex
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November 29, 2023

ESG standard setters launch best practice platform in Singapore

The International Sustainability Standards Board and the Global Reporting Initiative have launched a best practice platform in Singapore to help companies prepare for an increasing...
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Indonesia, Malaysia, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Vietnam
November 2, 2023

Asean countries ambivalent about EU CBAM

The European bloc’s largest trading partners in south-east Asia are concerned the carbon border adjustment mechanism could dent both their exports and overall GDP, but...
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Financials, India
November 1, 2023

Indian banks face pressure to audit carbon-intensive loans

Indian banks’ unbridled lending to carbon-intensive sectors is facing investor scrutiny amid fears of rising transition risks
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Suralaya coal-fired power plant emissions
October 2, 2023

Indonesia’s coal transition under scrutiny following JETP delayed plans

Experts have questioned Indonesia’s energy transition plans after the country’s authorities indicated that coal-fired power plants could be considered green under its taxonomy
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Interviews, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Policy & Regulation, Singapore
September 21, 2023

Asia-Pacific under pressure to adopt ESG disclosure rules

As western markets face stringent sustainability obligations, their supply chain producers in Asia-Pacific are looking to beef up their own ESG expertise in order to retain business, says HSBC's Sunil...
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September 12, 2023

Indonesia’s carbon exchange launch may face further delay

If Indonesia misses a September deadline to unveil its first carbon exchange market, authorities will be under pressure to ensure launch ahead of 2024’s presidential elections
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Netherlands, Policy & Regulation, US
August 22, 2023

Airlines face backlash over carbon offset and green fuel plans

Greenwashing litigation against aviation companies is on the rise internationally, with cases brought against both KLM and Delta Air Lines. Environmental groups say that despite its claims, the industry has...
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