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The Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN) is a new 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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GST hike, other methods needed to raise revenue as spending needs rise: Minister

April 4, 2022

The debate on relying on the goods and services tax (GST) hike versus counting on other mechanisms to generate revenue misses the point, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said during a post-Budget roundtable organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times on Monday. The GST increase needs to be considered together with other options, he …

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Singapore’s future needs challenges growing much faster than reserves: Lawrence Wong

April 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singapore is not building up its reserves any faster than required, but at a rate that tries to keep pace with the mounting complexity of its future needs and challenges, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong. The city-state’s approach to accumulating reserves is not holding back the present-day economy either; and in the event …

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Introduce Individual Carbon Scorecard with Incentives to keep emissions low panelist

April 4, 2022

SINGAPORE – To encourage individuals to keep their carbon footprint low, Singapore could introduce a carbon scorecard linked to rebates or lower mortgage interest rates, said a panellist at a post-Budget roundtable discussion on Monday (March 14). Economics, finance and real estate professor at the National University of Singapore Sumit Agarwal said that since the …

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SGFIN and NUS Business School launches MSc SGF

February 15, 2022

Nurturing sustainable finance talents for greener economies in Singapore and Asia Singapore, 15 February 2022 — The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched a new Master of Science in Sustainable and Green Finance (MSc SGF) programme to nurture new talents to combat environmental and sustainability challenges through financial solutions and services. Launched by NUS Business …

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NUS to establish Sustainable and Green Finance Institute to drive green finance education and research

January 7, 2022

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be establishing a new research institute that will develop deep research and capabilities in the area of green finance and sustainability with an eye on Asia. The Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN) will provide thought leadership and shape sustainability outcomes and policymaking across the real economy and financial …

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What We Need to Do to Make Green Finance Work

January 7, 2022

“What We Need to Do to Make Green Finance Work” – Keynote Speech by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at Financial Times Investing for Good Asia Digital Conference on 8 September 2021 Good morning. Let me first thank the Financial Times for the opportunity to speak again at this conference. “The …

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