Saturday, April, 20, 2019 12:26:05

Contribution By Akshay Kedari


Asset Managers join hands to pressurize governments on climate change

The group of institutional investors, overseeing assets worth over $32 trillion, are pressurizing governments to act on climate change. The letter signed by the investors would be presented in conjunction with the 2018 COP24 global-climate conference. Over 415 institutional investors, overseeing assets worth approximately over …

Non-biodegradable plastic bags to be banned in Austria by 2020

The Government of Austria has reportedly approved an ambitious plan to prohibit the usage of non-biodegradable plastic bags. As per trusted sources, the ban is expected to come into effect at the beginning of 2020. Reliable reports affirm the new legislation approved by the center-right …

Hong Kong-based fintech firm Oriente raises $105M in initial funding

Renowned technology & financial services firm, Oriente has reportedly announced that it has successfully completed an initial funding round of about $105 million, demonstrating its commitment to unlock financial inclusion in Asia. Reports cite, the funding round included the investment made by the founders as …

Neev Fund invests in Singapore’s Blue Planet Environmental Solutions

Neev Fund, a private equity firm backed by State Bank of India and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), have recently invested in Singapore’s waste management company, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions. As per an official statement released by the company, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions claims …