01 Jan 2021

STAGE first or FIRST stage – Bridging the Gaps in Sustainable Finance

Many investors and fund managers are flocking to ESG and green investments. Added to this excitement is the recent launch of STAGE (Sustainable and Green Exchange) in Hong Kong and the launch of FIRST (Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together) in Singapore. These initiatives taken by Asia’s two key stock exchanges are meant to give a bigger push to sustainability, to drive improvements in the ecosystem through collaboration, and to guide capital flows to support the transition towards a net-zero economy.

Checking the existing gaps and mismatches amidst an air of optimism for sustainable finance, this issue attempts to find out how STAGE and FIRST can play an important role in helping sustainable finance live up to its potential for enabling global sustainable development.