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Sustainable investing should be pushed into the mainstream

As green bonds gain momentum and stature over time, Singapore has to ensure it is ahead of the curve to secure its credentials as Asia's hub for sustainable finance.

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Green bonds will become more important as investors move towards a more transparent reporting regime. In the first half of this year, green bond issuance rose 56% over the same period last year.

THE global transition to a low-carbon, clean-energy economy is well under way with strides being made in the global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Progress can also be seen through the development of the green bond market.

Until recently a nascent concept, sustainable investing is...

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