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  1. Banking on the environment

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Written by Victoria Burrows Banks are proving that making money can be socially responsible and beneficial to local communities The term ethical banking may sound like an oxymoron, but this booming industry is proving that the business of making money can be beneficial to the environment and local communities. Ethical, or sustainable, banking involves creating and offering ...

  2. Local bank leads by example

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Not only is the 'world's local bank' investing US$100million in a global partnership to combat climate change, it has set up a department devoted to CSR ... by the bank as a model to be replicated in its worldwide operations. 'At the [international] board level we have a CSR committee set up with a great deal of passion being shown ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Tax probe places Deutsche Bank’s ethics in spotlight

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:58am by AFP

    ... questions about his role in the affair. Prior to his appointment as Deutsche Bank co-head, Jain headed the group’s investment banking operations in London where one of its traders was allegedly ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt As Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank has for many people long symbolised everything that is wrong and immoral about the banking sector and its ...

  4. Wen pushes for investment in innovation

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... industrialised economies, led by the United States. Investment bank Goldman Sachs had predicted China would overtake the US as the world's largest economy by 2040, but that date has been brought ... Cary Huang in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao is seeking intensive investment in innovation and technological know-how to allow the nation to become a world leader in emerging industries. Wen ...

  5. Investment trend a breath of fresh air

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... such as prolonged droughts, intensified storms and rising sea levels, investors have taken stock of potential investment opportunities. And that includes everyone from state governments to regional banks ... Nick Westra Threat of climate change turned into opportunity Investors have started channelling waves of cash into environmental investments, looking to turn the threats of climate change ...

  6. Investment in Africa 'ignoring social standards'

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Network, told a Washington forum on the role of the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim) in Africa on Thursday. 'This will help the Chinese develop investment standards based on common and acknowledged practices,' he said. There has been growing international concern about the environmental and social impact of China's rapidly increasing investment in Africa. The World Bank ...

  7. Energy efficiency offers investment bonanza

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of the ministry's policy and law department, said it would offer great investment opportunities. 'These energy-efficient revision projects could be sold to interested investors through a promotional policy and flexible mechanism to ensure return on investment,' he said yesterday. The energy-efficient conversion projects are among the initiatives launched to achieve a reduction of energy ...

  8. Hong Kong investment adds to pollution problem

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong environmental authorities and a 45 billion-yuan World Bank-supported plan to improve water quality in the Pearl River and its tributaries over the next eight years are signs ... Factories with Hong Kong investment are contributing to Guangdong's demand for energy and driving rising use of polluting coal-fired plants on both sides of the border, they are also ...

  9. Sharp growth sparks a warning on investment

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing China should be wary of a rebound in fixed-asset investment after industrial output hit a 10-year high in the first quarter, a senior state planning official has ... such as aluminium, steel products, charcoal and iron alloy, as well as investment in these industries- grew too quickly in the first quarter. He also warned of the risk of a rebound in investment, especially ...

  10. Listed banks low on 'green credit'

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... state-owned banks. It said most listed mainland banks, 'particularly the ones with larger assets, invested in controversial projects or companies, [and] even the ones which did relatively well ... of China's financing of Chinese state energy giant CNPC's oil and gas project in Myanmar has also drawn criticism. 'As the scale of Chinese banks' overseas investments expands, ...




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