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Green Invest Asia

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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Mizuho Bank's sustainability journey- full episode

Green Invest Asia

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. 
July 26, 2022
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.
July 25, 2022
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. 
June 28, 2022
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. 
May 31, 2022
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. 
May 30, 2022
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. 
February 11, 2022
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. 
February 10, 2022
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.
December 17, 2021
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. 
December 15, 2021
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.  
October 27, 2021