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20 January 2022
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Impact Investment, Agriculture

How do we finance dietary transition?

While impact investors are driving the plant-based meats industry, what might be the effect on livelihoods and the emerging markets, and are public financial institutions...

14 January 2022
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Agriculture

Canal Sugar: An on-lend blend

Egypt's Canal Sugar deal, closed toward the end of last year, incorporates both multi-sourced and multi-currency debt, achieving the blend via an innovative use of...

11 January 2022

FMO's Jorim Schraven on biodiversity and the financial sector

Uxolo speaks with Jorim Schraven, the director of impact and ESG department at FMO, a Dutch development bank, about the significance of biodiversity and nature-positive...

04 January 2022

Uxolo Development Finance Pathfinder awards 2021 - get involved!

The nominations for the Uxolo Development Finance Pathfinder awards 2021 are now open. These awards recognise the crucial work Development Banks of all sizes have done...

23 December 2021

HSBC's Christian Deseglise on commercially financing Net Zero

Uxolo speaks with Christian Deseglise, Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC about his reactions to COP26 in Glasgow, and how commercial banks are working with development...

14 December 2021

Bigger and bolder: Inside Climate Investor 2

Following the $675 million first close of CI2, Uxolo caught up with Climate Fund Managers’ George Beukering to find how the new blended finance investment vehicle has...

09 December 2021

Uxolo Development Finance Report: Top five takeaways

By combining our inhouse project database, survey results and interviews, Uxolo’s Develpment Finance Report provides the most comprehensive landscape to date of what...

03 December 2021

The world's first sustainability ‘re-linked’ bond

Debuting a novel ‘step-down’ clause, Bank of China's recent $300 million notes offering looks to introduce sustainability-linked loans to the clout of the global bond...

01 December 2021

Using blended finance to retire coal power plants

'Phasing down' of fossil fuels may have been the biggest criticism of COP26, while measures like the ADB-led Energy Transition Mechanism are looking at innovative...

26 November 2021

Adaptation finance steps out of the shadows

Flying under the radar at the recent COP26 summit, finance for climate adaptation is finally receiving its due attention in the climate-action agenda.

25 November 2021

AIIB's Benny Zachariah on the bank's climate ambitions

Benny Zachariah, investment officer – financial institutions and syndications, speaks with Uxolo about the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank's plans to be Paris aligned...

18 November 2021

COP26 analysis: ‘Better than expected, worse than hoped’

Uxolo sat down with Dr Olaf Weber, University Research Chair in Sustainable Finance at Canada’s University of Waterloo, to discuss the climate finance outcomes of last...

15 November 2021

Danny Alexander: ‘Gas will be part of the transition for Asian developing nations.’

The Scottish MP-turned-vice president of AIIB speaks with Uxolo at COP26 to discuss the bank's climate financing plans, risk appetite, and plans to phase out fossil...

11 November 2021
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Government, Renewables

COP26: From pledges to policies

Eric Usher, head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), considers the significance of COP26 for the private sector, the phasing out fossil fuel,...

04 November 2021

COP26: Financing alliance pledges $10bn for equitable energy transition

The ground-breaking coalition of philanthropies, multilateral and development finance institutions, and governments aims to unlock $100 billion of investment in green...

04 November 2021

COP26: Public and private financiers make landmark climate pledges

Ten G20 countries increase their climate finance commitments; billions in new development finance committed to private sector finance for climate action; and 450...

03 November 2021

COP26: EIB pledges $1bn for South Africa’s energy transition

The EIB’s funding forms part of an $8.5 billion commitment from France, Germany, the UK, the US and the EU to finance South Africa’s transition away from coal-fired...

02 November 2021

COP26: International partners pledge $665 million to ASEAN’s green recovery

The UK government, The EU, Italy’s CDP, and the Green Climate Fund all pledged funds for the ADB’s new Green Recovery Platform.

02 November 2021
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Agriculture, Government

COP26: Leaders pledge $19bn to fight deforestation and land degradation

The 110 signatories of the agreement – which includes $7.2bn of pledges from the private sector – cover a combined 85% of the world’s forests.

01 November 2021
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Government, Renewables

COP26: UK’s Johnson announces £5.4bn climate finance package

The package includes commitments to provide guarantees for climate-related projects in Africa and India, and new green funds for UK development financiers CDC Group and...