Bangladesh Launches First Green Bond
April, 12 2021
Bangladesh - With the World Bank celebrating the success of a solar home system installation program which has provided electricity to an estimated 20 million people, an NGO has floated a near-$12 million environmental investment which could drive further PV capacity ...
Big Brands Join $1-Billion Forest Conservation Push for SE Asia
April, 09 2021
South-East Asia - The Rimba Collective, developed by Lestari Capital, a Singapore-based impact investment firm, will fund projects that protect and restore more than 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of tropical forests in Indonesia and the region ...
Cambodia: ABC, CMA Set Out Six Debt Relief Measures
April, 07 2021
Cambodia - The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) on April 7 ordered members to adopt six measures of financial relief in light of the economic fallout and depressed incomes caused by the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 ...
Mastercard’s Airtel Investment Spotlights Africa’s Mobile Money Boom
April, 01 2021
Africa - The mobile payments surge is global in scope, touching all regions and countries. That’s especially apparent in Africa, where as reported Thursday (April 1), Airtel Africa is getting a $100 million investment from Mastercard that valued the platform at roughly $2.7 billion, and which would give Mastercard a 3.7 percent stake in the firm ...