Investor pressure drives regional venture funds to sustainability deals

SOUTH-EAST Asia's venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly burnishing their sustainability credentials to meet heightened demand from their investors.

DBS, AU Optronics sign Taiwan's first sustainability-linked loan

DBS Bank Taipei Branch has signed a three-year, NT$2 billion (S$88 million) sustainability-linked loan with Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics.

DBS's Piyush Gupta tackles questions ranging from Hyflux to climate change

DBS Group Holdings posted record earnings in 2018 but shareholders seemed more preoccupied with the bank's stand on duty of care and ethical investing at its annual general meeting on Thursday....

A competitive Smart Nation through a strong and united Singapore

BUDGET 2019 offers a commendably strategic vision to build "a strong, united Singapore". This vision is consistent with the country's goal to be competitive, and to be a smart nation.

Views From The Top: Reduce, reuse, recycle

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How are you and/or your organisation doing your part to reduce the global plastic pollution? What's needed to change human behaviour about the use of plastics?

Catalist firms fret over high compliance costs

THE sustainability reporting requirement has sparked concern among some Catalist-listed companies, according to a group that represents firms on the junior board.

Businesses should take the lead in sustainability: Heng Swee Keat

BUSINESSES should lead the way in pursuing sustainable practices, urged Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Businesses should take the lead in pursuing sustainable practices: Heng Swee Keat

BUSINESSES should lead the way in pursuing sustainable practices, urged Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Smaller firms can think bigger on sustainability

THE year 2016 was one of the hottest years on record. Across the globe, temperatures soared as climate change continued to wreak havoc.