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Southeast Asia turning into top place for fintech

MANILA, Philippines — Mobile wallet GCash said Southeast Asia is becoming a top place for financial technology (fintech), attracting numerous entrepreneurs seeking to fill in the gaps left behind by traditional financial institutions. “There’s a thriving startup scene in Indonesia and Vietnam. And in a span of half a year, the Philippines gave birth to […]

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Cambodia’s attractiveness in investment governance

The significance of investment governance for inclusive, sustainable development is often overlooked, including by stakeholders who work on natural resource governance and social and environmental issues. And yet, investment governance plays a major part in shaping the outcomes of their efforts. As part of the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) initiative, the Columbia Center on […]

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Philippine banks still enabling coal projects — report

MANILA, Philippines — Six Philippine banks have enabled coal projects by either underwriting or selling bonds meant to finance these developments, a move that goes against some of their commitments to stop coal funding, according to a new report. “Banks have not quit coal despite their coal divestment policies,” energy advocacy and bank watchdog group Withdraw from […]

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