How can we reduce carbon emissions and accelerate to net zero by 2050? This channel explores the latest trends and insights on sustainable finance, outlining how we are supporting clients in the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Navigating the path to a just energy transition
23:28Energy companies face a dual challenge – they must decarbonise whilst managing increased demand from emerging and developing economies. In this podcast, ACWA Power’s Marco Arcelli, Petronas’ Charlotte Wolff-Bye and Standard Chartered’s Wan Thonh Chow share insights into how they are navigating the challenges and opportunities the energy transition presents.
Industries in transition podcast: Seaweed is making waves
20:57How is seaweed farming making waves in sustainability and is there enough potential scale to have a material impact on reducing global warming? In this episode, Eugene Klerk (Global Head of ESG Research, Standard Chartered) and Hannah Jones, (CEO, The Earthshot Prize) share insights into the role that seaweed can play in the fight against climate change and the associated investment opportunities.
Industries in transition podcast: Financing innovation for a sustainable future
21:17Financing innovative and breakthrough technologies is critical to transition to a net-zero future. In this podcast, GenZero’s May Liew, Air Products’ Sidd Manjeshwar and Standard Chartered’s Henrik Raber share insights into providing the right capital to the right project at the right time.
Innovating for Climate
19:49How to achieve net-zero emissions through climate innovation? Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer at Standard Chartered and Dr. Steve Howard, Vice Chairman for Sustainability at Temasek had an engaging discussion around this topic. They also delved into the importance of partnerships between public and private sectors, financial investment strategies in carbon markets and the significant role of the Earthshot prize.
Industries in transition podcast: The Earthshot Prize – can human ingenuity save the planet?
26:01The Earthshot Prize – can human ingenuity save the planet? In this episode of the Industries in Transition podcast, Manisha Tank discusses the Earthshot Prize with Simon Cooper (CEO CCIB and CEO, Europe & the Americas, Standard Chartered) and Hannah Jones, (CEO, The Earthshot Prize). We also speak to 2022 EarthShot Prize winner, Kaushik Kappagantulu, Co-Founder and CEO of Kheyti, on how Kheyti’s Greenhouse-in-a-Box is enabling small-hold farmers in India to reduce climate risk and increase yields.
Industries in transition podcast: The Adaptation Economy
21:17According to the IMF, in any given year since 2000, climate disasters have killed more than 2,600 people, affected 7 million others, and caused USD2 billion in direct material damage. This striking economic impact of climate change indicates a real commercial return on adaptation investment.
Industries in transition podcast: Asia’s wakeup call
27:11According to a report produced by Verisk Maplecroft in 2021, 99 of the top 100 cities most at risk to a range of environmental and climate-related threats are in Asia. This Industries in Transition podcast episode focuses on the urgent need for cities in Asia in particular, to fast track their green plans.
Industries in Transition: Introducing Climate Impact X
29:24In May 2021, together with DBS Bank, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek, we announced our intention to take climate action through a joint venture called Climate Impact X (CIX). CIX aims to be a global exchange and marketplace for high-quality carbon credits and will leverage satellite monitoring, machine learning and blockchain technology to enhance the transparency, integrity and quality of carbon credits that deliver tangible and lasting environmental impact. In this podcast, we gathered Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered, Mikkel Larsen, Chief Sustainability Officer at DBS and interim CEO of CIX, Herry Cho, Head of Sustainability & Sustainable Finance at SGX and Neo Gim Huay, Managing Director, Climate Change Strategy at Temasek to discuss the fundamentals of carbon offsets, how CIX will work, the challenges, and the opportunities for companies to participate. They also share about their motivations for the partnership as well as what success would look like for this global exchange. This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.
Industries in Transition: Capturing the carbon opportunity
22:00America has re-joined the Paris Agreement on limiting global warming to one and a half degrees Celsius by 2030. Meanwhile, China, the world's biggest consumer of coal has committed to carbon neutrality by 2060. Many countries and corporations are on similar pathways, but even if everyone is headed in the same direction, are they on the fastest and most effective track? One of the ways to reduce carbon emissions is through carbon markets, by setting a price on emissions and enabling the trading of emission units. But how do carbon markets actually work? And are they the answer to the global drive to net zero? In this podcast, Chris Leeds, Executive Director, Commodity Origination at Standard Chartered, explains the economics of carbon markets and discusses its impact in emerging markets and beyond. This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.
Industries in Transition: A Conversation with Bill Winters: Sustainability and Resilience in the Face of Disruption
21:31Turbulent. Chaotic. Disruptive. There are many ways that we’ll remember 2020, but according to Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, one word captures it best: resilient. Few escaped the socioeconomic turmoil of Covid-19. While some were harder hit, most had to pivot to survive. Against this backdrop, businesses around the world had to re-examine their core values and decide what matters most. For Standard Chartered, a relentless focus on sustainability topped the list. In this podcast, Bill Winters discusses the lessons learnt in 2020 and Standard Chartered’s ambitions in the sustainable finance space. Through the challenges and opportunities, he explores what the future holds and how the bank has greater impetus than ever to make good on its commitment to close the sustainability gap in emerging markets and beyond. This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.