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Green Invest Asia

By USAID Green Invest Asia

A monthly podcast that brings you the inside story on sustainable land use investments in Southeast Asia—what’s working, what’s not, and the green areas in between.
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Full interview with Climate Impact X on the Voluntary Carbon Market

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Full interview with Climate Impact X on the Voluntary Carbon Market
Full interview with Climate Impact X on the Voluntary Carbon Market
Climate Impact X’s (CIX) commercial director on Voluntary Carbon Market trends for climate-smart agribusiness in Southeast Asia, and how to increase supply of high-quality, transparent carbon credits. 
27:36
October 31, 2022
Preview: Commercial director of Carbon Exchange Platform, The Carbon Impact X on The Voluntary Carbon Market
Preview: Commercial director of Carbon Exchange Platform, The Carbon Impact X on The Voluntary Carbon Market
Tune in to this preview of Green Invest Asia’s next podcast with The Climate Impact X's (CIX) commercial director Bryan McCann on Voluntary Carbon Market trends for climate smart agribusiness and forestry, opportunities in carbon offsets for both sellers and buyers, needed carbon market improvements, and how CIX is working to scale the carbon market through increased transparency and improved quality of carbon credits. 
00:39
October 25, 2022
Global Impact Investing Network's Southeast Advisor on Gender Lens Investing: Full interview
Global Impact Investing Network's Southeast Advisor on Gender Lens Investing: Full interview
What exactly is gender lens investing? The Global Impact Investing Network's Southeast Asia advisor Maud Savary-Mornet helps define it,  explains the business case for it, focusing on some funds and initiatives trying to tap the multibillion dollar investment opportunity in the female economy, including the 2X Challenge, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and her own efforts launching a fund on gender and climate resilience.
25:51
September 28, 2022
Global Impact Investing Network on Gender Lens Investing: trailer
Global Impact Investing Network on Gender Lens Investing: trailer
Preview of podcast with The Global Impact Investment Network’s Southeast Asia advisor Maud Savary-Mornet who analyzes the business case for gender lens investing, faltering progress on SDG5,  and emerging market funds trying to tap a multibillion dollar investment opportunity, like the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s and her own work launching a fund on gender and climate reslience. 
00:45
September 27, 2022
Livelihoods Funds: Scaling supply-chain transformation and low-carbon farming with corporates
Livelihoods Funds: Scaling supply-chain transformation and low-carbon farming with corporates
Green Invest Asia speaks with Livelihoods Funds' vice president of sustainable sourcing Eric Servat about how Livelihoods Funds, a group of impact investment funds, help corporates improve their supply chains, reach climate goals, and scale low-carbon regenerative farming. 
20:59
August 30, 2022
Trailer episode 7: Livelihoods Funds' Director of Sustainable Sourcing Eric Servat
Trailer episode 7: Livelihoods Funds' Director of Sustainable Sourcing Eric Servat
Trailer for upcoming podcast interview with Eric Servat, Vice President of Sustainable Sourcing for the Livelihoods Funds, a group of impact investment funds, about how the Funds are supporting supply chain transformation, corporates’ climate goals, as well as low-carbon and regenerative farming.
00:44
August 26, 2022
Mizuho Bank's sustainability journey- full episode
Mizuho Bank's sustainability journey- full episode
Listen to the full interview with Mizuho Bank's head of agri and retail JY Chow and head of sustainability Ivy Lau, who share the bank's sustainability planning, how they are connecting investees with Japanese green finance, and helping borrowers comply with green finance guidelines. 
23:32
July 26, 2022
Mizuho Bank's sustainability journey
Mizuho Bank's sustainability journey
Mizuho Bank’s head of retail and agri, as well as its head of sustainable finance, discuss the bank’s corporate green initiatives, and how the bank helps clients qualify for Japanese investments.
00:37
July 25, 2022
Land Degradation Neutrality Fund with Mirova's Investment Director, Nicolas Hayon
Land Degradation Neutrality Fund with Mirova's Investment Director, Nicolas Hayon
Nicolas Hayon, Investment Director and Head of Mirova’s division in Singapore, discusses challenges and successes of managing the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, or LDN Fund, sharing lessons for other funds, as well as insights for those seeking LDN Fund investment. 
18:50
June 28, 2022
How ADM Capital's Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund came together
How ADM Capital's Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund came together
We talk to three investors whose organizations are launching the $200 million Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund. Iain Henderson, Managing Director of sustainable finance for ADM Capital Group. Shirin Jamshidi, Director of Investments for Asia and Middle East North Africa for the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Mark Koppejan, Program Manager for Rabo Foundation in Asia discuss the ins and outs of how this blended finance fund is coming together. 
28:56
May 31, 2022
Trailer Episode 4: ADM Capital's Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund
Trailer Episode 4: ADM Capital's Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund
This trailer previews an upcoming interview with ADM Capital, US International Development Finance Corporation and Rabo Foundation about their collaboration on a blended USD $200 million landscape fund in Southeast Asia. 
00:51
May 30, 2022
Sustainable Finance 2022 lookahead with Rabobank
Sustainable Finance 2022 lookahead with Rabobank
Rabobank's head of Sustainable Finance in Asia and capital markets for Southeast Asia and India, Cedric Chaudron, frames major issues/trends for sustainable finance, particularly in agriculture, heading into 2022: growing sustainable debt markets, mainstreaming of ESG,  strong bank appetite for sustainability-linked loans, and increased climate reporting regulations. 
24:35
February 11, 2022
Trailer: Rabobank 2022 sustainable finance lookahead with Cédric Chaudron
Trailer: Rabobank 2022 sustainable finance lookahead with Cédric Chaudron
Trailer for upcoming interview with Cédric Chaudron, Rabobank's Head of Sustainable Finance Asia and head of Capital Markets for Southeast Asia/India, who frames sustainable finance trends going into 2022, and provides updates on Rabobank's investment priorities, engagements and carbon offset initiatives. 
00:42
February 10, 2022
Financing forest restoration
Financing forest restoration
Michael Schlup joins podcast from Sail Ventures, a boutique investment firm that advises the &Green Fund, to share challenges and opportunities in transition finance for deforestation-free agricultural and forestry commodities. Launched in 2017, the fund aims to catalyze more than 2 billion US dollars in investments to protect, conserve and restore 5 million hectares of tropical forests.
23:19
December 17, 2021
Preview episode 2 "Financing Forest Restoration" with Michael Schlup, &Green Fund
Preview episode 2 "Financing Forest Restoration" with Michael Schlup, &Green Fund
This trailer for episode #2 on financing forest restoration with Michael Schlup, &Green Fund gives a preview of the full interview, to be released on December 17 and covers how to honor COP26 finance commitments, how the fund weighs investment and climate risks, and its strategy to scale climate mitigation and forest restoration. 
00:54
December 15, 2021
Issuing climate bonds in emerging economies
Issuing climate bonds in emerging economies
We speak with Cedric Rimaud, a portfolio manager for First Degree Global Asset Management, and a representative in Southeast Asia for Climate Bonds Initiative, an international investor focused not- for- profit, working to mobilize the $100 trillion dollar bond market for climate change solutions. He joins us from Singapore to discuss how small and medium-sized companies are accessing a growing green bond market, especially for the land use sector.  
30:25
October 27, 2021