The government of Hong Kong has announced the successful sale of the world’s first tokenised green bonds worth roughly HK$800 million ($102 million). The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched… read more →
While consensus and recognised standards exist for carbon footprint measurement and reporting, carbon offsetting and the quality of underlying projects are still subject to debate.
Today the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) announced a commitment for its members to transition from paper bills of lading to electronic bills of lading by 2030. The switch is… read more →
The fifth UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2023 has been launched by the five United Nations Regional Commissions and the United Nations Conference on Trade and… read more →
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 13 February 2023
To learn more about sustainability approaches within the industry, Trade Finance Global spoke to Eva Rubio, head of global transaction banking at BBVA at BAFT’s Europe Bank to Bank forum held in London this January.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly formally established the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be addressed by 2030 and that same year, 195 countries committed to keep global… read more →
The arguments for digitalising trade processes are well known. Paper-based processes are inefficient, error-prone, and subject to frequent delays––particularly in times of disruption.
The 7th UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue, held last week in Singapore, saw both countries renewing a commitment to strengthen their fintech partnerships, an agreement initially starting in 2021. Mutual priorities include… read more →
On November 15, Energy Day at COP27, the World Bank Group announced the Hydrogen for Development Partnership (H4D), a new global initiative to boost the adoption of low-carbon hydrogen in… read more →
The AES Corporation’s US-based clean energy business announced on November 11 that it has entered into a $1.7 billion warehouse credit facility advancing the construction of 3 gigawatts (GW) of… read more →
Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke to president and CEO of BAFT at Sibos 2022 about the role that banking organisations can play in developing environment, social, governance (ESG) and sustainability best practices within global trade.