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The Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN) is a research institute established by the National University of Singapore (NUS). SGFIN aims to develop deep research capabilities in sustainable and green finance with the focal point on Asia, and to provide thought leadership and shape sustainability outcomes in policymaking across the financial sector and the economy at large.

Supported by exceptional domain experts across NUS, SGFIN will equip businesses with critical cross-disciplinary knowledge, training and toolkits to integrate sustainability dynamics into their business strategies and investment decisions to better quantify the environmental and social impacts of their business developments, operations, products, and services. In essence, SGFIN aims to help companies embed sustainability as a key pillar in their business decisions.  

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How will Singapore benefit from Green Economy Agreement with Australia

October 19, 2022

(The Straits Time) Professor Sumit Agarwal, Managing Director of SGFIN, weighs in & shares his thoughts on the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement (Watch the sharing from 2:40 to 6:55)

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Debate on Innovation for Climate Action: “The world can innovate fast enough to reverse climate change”

October 4, 2022

(NUS Enterprise) During Climate Action Week, Associate Professor Johan Sulaeman was invited to the Debate Session organised by NUS Enterprise on 23 September 2022 on Innovation for Climate Action. The debating proposition: “The world can innovate fast enough to reverse the effects of climate change.”

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Meet the Inaugural Class of the NUS MSc in Sustainable and Green Finance Programme

September 12, 2022

(BIZBEAT) The inaugural cohort of the NUS Master of Science in Sustainable and Green Finance (MSGF) programme has commenced their journey with NUS Business School and the NUS Sustainable and Green Finance Institute! MSGF student Roy Zhang Ruoyu reflects on their stories and goals.

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More ambitious net-zero target for Singapore could mean tougher climate policies

September 8, 2022

(The Business Times) Associate Professor Zhang Weina, deputy director of the Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN) comments on emissions-intensive industries.

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Improving financial literacy ensures sustainable life: Home Credit

August 30, 2022

(Vietnam News) Professor Sumit Agarwal discusses his collaboration with Home Credit on improving customers’ financial literacy.

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Where Sustainable and Behavioural Finance Meet

August 29, 2022

(Nordic Sustainable Investments) – Professor Sumit Agarwal gives a talk on behavioural and sustainable finance in the NN Investment Partners’ Sustainable Investing Summer Course (Read more)

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Singapore Sovereign Green Bonds

August 5, 2022

(Channel 8 Interview) – Associate Professor Zhang Weina, deputy director of the Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN) shared her insights on the latest issuance of sovereign green bonds by MAS in terms of pricing, market potential and growth, as well as the detrimental effects of greenwashing on the issuers.

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What is green finance and why is it important?

July 14, 2022

Professor Sumit Agarwal and Associate Professor Zhang Weina shared about the essence of green finance. They also shared about the pathways to enable green finance to become more effective and efficient in facilitating the faster transition into a greener economy.

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SUERF Baffi Bocconi webinar – NGFS report on transparency in green finance

July 11, 2022

In this webinar, over 80 international experts attended SUERF-Baffi Bocconi webinar to hear the key findings from a report by the Network on the Greening of the Financial System (NGFS) entitled “Enhancing market transparency in green and transition finance”. Associate Professor Zhang Weina, deputy director of SGFIN shared her views on the report and its …

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Carbon Credits

June 13, 2022

(Channel 8 Interview) –  Associate Professor Zhang Weina, deputy director of the Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN), shares her view on the concept of carbon credits, & carbon trading market.

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