Singapore launches first institute dedicated to green finance research and talent development

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s first institute dedicated to green finance research and talent development was launched on Tuesday (Oct 13) by the Imperial College Business School and Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU).The institute is supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and its launch was announced by the central bank’s managing director Ravi Menon during his keynote speech at the Financial Times’ Investing for Good Asia conference.

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“MAS is committed to developing a vibrant green finance research and talent ecosystem in Singapore,” he said. “The Singapore Green Finance Centre will be an important part of this ecosystem.” Commentary: The world is hungry for green cooling solutions. Thankfully, Singapore is pioneering themThe finance centre will draw on the strengths of Imperial College and SMU in climate science, financial economics and sustainable investing, MAS said in a joint news release with the two schools. 

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The centre will pursue research that helps “develop strategies for policymakers and financial institutions to support Asia’s transition to a low carbon future”. The research will focus on three main themes: Transforming businesses by integrating climate-related data and environmental, social and governance considerations into decision-making; designing policies and new initiatives …

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