Green Bonds in Asia

In an interview, two Asian Development Bank (ADB) experts elaborated on the process of investments in green bonds. Green bond issuance is common in Europe and the USA, but less so in Asia. Recent green bonds of AC Energy and b.Grimm Power attracted the attention of ADB: Part of why we’re doing this is to… Read More Green Bonds in Asia

Taiwan predicted to become second largest offshore market in Asia

The European Chamber of Commerce predicts that over the next ten years 15GW of new capacity annually will be added to the global offshore market. Forecasters predict that Taiwan will become the second largest offshore market in Asia, installing 5.5GW offshore wind target by 2025 and about 1GW of new capacity each year going forward.… Read More Taiwan predicted to become second largest offshore market in Asia

Funding Green Infrastructure across Southeast Asia

ASEAN with the support of associated financiers launched a facility amounting to USD 1 billion for green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia: “Through the Asean Catalytic Green Finance Facility, ADB will support Asean governments in developing green and climate-friendly infrastructure projects,” ADB President Takehiko Nakao said in a statement. Read more at Bangkok Post  … Read More Funding Green Infrastructure across Southeast Asia

German government to offer growth financing for innovative companies

In a cooperation between the German government and KfW, the German development bank, innovative companies in the growth phase will receive favorable funding: Through the Venture Tech Growth Financing programme, KfW provides loans for a total of EUR 50 million every year. In the first five years, 95% of the resulting risks will be hedged… Read More German government to offer growth financing for innovative companies