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      JFSA to Promote Impact and Release Guidelines for ESG Mutual Funds

      2022-10-26

      ESG Clarity: With its ESG code of conduct set to be finalised by the end of this year, the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) is making strides in the regulation of sustainable investing in the region. 

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      MAS Names New Head of Expanded Sustainability Group

      2022-10-13

      Business Times: Tan’s new role is an addition to her current position as assistant managing director (development & international), a title she has held for the past two years. She will replace Dr Darian McBain, who is leaving MAS in December.

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      Brookfield Plans Over $2 Billion Investment in India Renewables

      2022-09-22

      BNN Bloomberg:  Brookfield Asset Management Inc. will infuse more than $2 billion into Indian renewable projects to tap the booming clean energy investment opportunity in the fossil fuel-driven economy.

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      India’s New ESG Rules to Address Corporate Green Washing

      2022-09-02

      BNN Bloomberg: India’s new environmental rules will help eliminate green washing by requiring companies to submit detailed emissions data starting next fiscal year, according to KPMG India’s ESG head.

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      Asian-American Private Equity Professional Hits Portfolio Advisors with Federal Discrimination Suit

      2022-08-30

      Morning Star: Michelle Lee worked as senior counsel, investment for Portfolio Advisors and graduated from Yale Law School, but says she was passed over for promotions because she's Asian-American.

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      Japan Set to Join Greenwashing Crackdown with New Measures

      2022-06-07

      BNN Bloomberg: Japan’s financial regulator is looking at new measures to curb greenwashing to ensure that financial products labeled ESG are sustainable, according to people familiar with the matter.  

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      China Unveils ESG Reporting Program in Bid to Catch Global Peers

      2022-05-31

      BNN Bloomberg: A new set of voluntary guidelines for Chinese companies to report environmental, social and governance metrics take effect Wednesday, offering a glimpse of what mandatory disclosures might eventually look like in the country.

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      Singapore’s Menon Calls for Urgency to Act on Climate Change

      2022-05-31

      BNN Bloomberg: The head of Singapore’s central bank called on global peers to show urgency in greening financial markets and pursuing policies that help the world achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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      TPG's Climate Fund Backs Ambitious US Carbon-Capture Project

      2022-05-12

      Financial Post: Private equity firm TPG Inc.’s climate investing arm and South Korea’s SK E&S are putting $410 million into a company seeking to curb agriculture emissions by building what may be the world’s biggest carbon-capture and storage project.

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      Here’s Where PE Money Is Flowing Now That China Is Falling Out of Favor

      2022-03-30

      Institutional Investor: Global investors first started pulling back from public markets in China as they tried to navigate markets amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But now private companies in China are feeling the change in sentiment as well. 

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