Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Research & Reports

2019
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE REPORT

Sustainable Banking Regulations

This report takes stock of the recent progress made by financial regulators and banking associations across ASEAN and provides a comparative assessment across five ASEAN countries as well as in China.

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2019 UPDATE
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE REPORT

Sustainable Banking Report

This report summarizes the 2019 updates – the third SUSBA assessment – covering the ESG integration performance across 35 ASEAN banks.

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2018 UPDATE
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE REPORT

Sustainable Banking Report

This report summarizes the 2018 updates – the second SUSBA assessment – covering the ESG integration performance across 35 ASEAN banks.

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2018
CLSA U

Keep palm and carry on

This report introduces the roles of financiers – and the progress that is being made – in facilitating the palm oil sector’s movement towards greater accountability and transparency.

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2017
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE REPORT

Sustainable Banking Report

This is the first assessment of the ESG integration performance across 35 ASEAN banks in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – introducing the scoring method in detail.

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2016
INTERNATIONAL REPORT

Fast moving consumer goods

This guide aims to help Asian FMCG companies and their financiers understand the environmental issues related the three main inputs: soft commodities, water and packaging – and the commercial relevance of managing these issues.

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2014
INTERNATIONAL REPORT

ESG Integration for Banks

This guide provides practical guidance to help banks integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and key leverage points to move from business-as-usual to a sustainable future.

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Explaining Sustainable Finance

TCFD

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures seeks to develop recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures that are consistent, comparable, reliable, clear, and efficient, and provide decision-useful information to lenders, insurers, and investors.

TCFD

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance refers to the integration of environmental, social and governance aspects into the decision-making of financial players.

Green financial solutions

Are regulated investment or loan vehicles that aims to deliver sustainable long-term capital growth and work towards the sustainability of the natural environment.

EU Technical expert group on sustainable finance

The European Commission set up the Technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist it in developing an EU classification system – the so-called EU taxonomy; an EU Green Bond Standard; methodologies for EU climate benchmarks and disclosures for benchmarks; and guidance to improve corporate disclosure of climate-related information.

EU Technical expert group on sustainable finance

Natural capital

The Capital has often been thought of narrowly as physical capital – the machines, tools, and equipment used in the production of other goods, but our wealth and wellbeing also relies on natural capital, which support our economies and sustain our lives. These services include purifying our water, regulating our climate, reducing flood risk, and pollinating our crops.

Natural Capital

NGFS

The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), is a group of central banks and supervisors willing, on a voluntary basis, to share best practice and contribute to the development of environment and climate risk management in the financial sector and mobilize mainstream finance to support the transition towards a sustainable economy.

NGFS

Bankable projects

Bankable nature solutions aim to deliver impacts that reduce pressure on ecosystems, drive resilience and sustainability for both people and nature, while generating positive financial returns for communities and investors. WWF is looking at Bankable Solutions to identify a pipeline of projects to protect and sustain ecosystems.

WEF global risk report

The Global Risks Report is an annual study published by the World Economic Forum and describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year. The 2020 report highlighted environmental risks as most likely and impact-full.

WEF global risk report

EU taxonomy

The TEG has been working on developing the EU taxonomy for climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation, which aims to define economic activities that are environmentally sustainable. It intends to be as comprehensive as possible and cover all relevant parts of the economy.

Environmental bonds

Environmental bonds – generally called “green bonds” – are financial instruments classified under the fixed income security asset class that raise debt for investment in companies or projects with specific environmental benefits/outcomes in mind.