Uniper credit facility
This research shows ING investments in Uniper, the company that was separated from Eon. Uniper owns the coal and gas plants, that were part of e.on.
Forests and Finance
Forests and Finance is a website that aims to highlight the role that finance plays in enabling tropical deforestation. It is the result of extensive research and…
Noble Group: Cost of capital and deforestation risks underpriced?
Noble Group Ltd. is a supply chain manager headquartered in Hong Kong, involved in the commodity trading of oil, coal, metals and palm oil. Five years ago, Noble…
Energy Finance in Japan: Funding Climate Change and Nuclear Risk
This research was conducted to identify which Japanese financial institutions are financing the fossil fuel and nuclear power sector in Japan and which financial…
Economic Drivers of Deforestation: Sectors exposed to sustainability and financial risks
The link between deforestation and climate change is increasingly recognized in, for example, the 2015 Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement…

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September 22, 2016
BankTrack: ING still invests hundreds of millions in polluting coal companies

September 21, 2016
Research Institute for Environmental Finance (Japan): article about Forests & Finance

September 21, 2016
The Jakarta Post: Big banks support firms linked to deforestation

September 14, 2016
Beritagar (Indonesia): Ketika bank salurkan kredit untuk perusahaan perusak lingkungan

September 14, 2016
Mongabay (Indonesia): OJK Janji Kaji Dampak Kredit Bank Terhadap Lingkungan

September 13, 2016
CNN Indonesia: OJK Janji Kaji Dampak Kredit Bank Terhadap Lingkungan

September 12, 2016
CNN Indonesia: US$3,89 Miliar Kredit Bank Membawa Malapetaka Bagi Lingkungan

September 12, 2016
Mongabay (Indonesia): Penelitian Temukan Bank-bank Ini Berkontribusi pada Kehancuran Hutan

September 11, 2016
Clean Malaysia: Banking on the Death of Forests
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