CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (CIMB)’s inaugural CIMB ESG-SME Pitch Challenge as part of CIMB Group’s flagship The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit 2022 has come to an end with three winners selected. The winners, iHandal Energy Solutions, BoomGrow and Yindii received RM30,000, RM20,000 and RM10,000 cash respectively, after going through preparatory...
The world’s rainforests shrunk at a rate of 10 football pitches a minute in 2021. With it, 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide were emitted into the atmosphere. The alarming rate of loss is a concern as forests are natural air filters and help cool temperatures. We are indeed...
Singapore and Australia will intensify cooperation in the green economy, targeting new areas such as sustainable agriculture and green shipping corridors, with the signing of a trailblazing agreement on 18 October. Under the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement, both countries will embark on 17 joint initiatives for a start, such as...
Solar tech provider, Plus Xnergy has deployed close to RM2 million worth of solar solutions for world-renowned tea grower, BOH Plantations Sdn Bhd’s tea estates in Bukit Cheeding, Selangor and Cameron Highlands, Pahang. In April 2021, Plus Xnergy said in a statement is began the Phase 1 installation by powering...
DHL Express has announced the addition of six electric vans in Malaysia, marking the company as the first in the country to transition toward a commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleet. The new vans will be deployed in early October, serving the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas. DHL will add a...
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), a leading data centre service provider headquartered in Singapore, has published its 2021 Environmental, Social and  Governance (ESG) Report. The report highlights the progress on STT GDC’s ESG targets, and goals against the three ESG pillars set out in the inaugural report...
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has strengthened its sustainability commitment by doubling its sustainable finance target to RM60 billion by 2024 under its Green, Social, Sustainable Impact Products and Services Framework (GSSIPS). The increased target was announced during the opening of CIMB’s flagship The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit 2022 themed ‘Facilitating...
CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd has ramped up its activities in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the introduction of its first Sustainable Term Investment Account-i (Sustainable TIA-i) Tranche, a purpose-driven investment offering for businesses including SMEs. The Sustainable TIA-i fund placements will be invested into eligible...
UOB Malaysia is partnering Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Malaysia (SJPP) to launch the U-Green Financing programme, which will support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in embracing sustainability. The Bank has allocated RM1 billion for this programme, and SJPP will be guaranteeing up to 80 percent of the loans through...
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has announced the return of its flagship The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit this year themed ‘Facilitating a Just Transition’. Now in its 4th year, the hybrid Summit will be held from 20 to 24 September 2022 at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, and will also be...
Canon Marketing Malaysia has once again been awarded with 'Company of The Year’ for the fifth consecutive year since 2018 and brought back its first ever 'Long-Standing Excellence in Sustainability', in recognition of Canon's well-established commitment to CSR and sustainability initiatives. The awards acknowledge the company's dedication in carrying out...
Vietnamese Electric Vehicle startup Dat Bike has announced the launch of Dat Charge - an ultra-fast charging station for its electric bikes. Located at the Saigon Innovation Hub (SiHUB), Dat Charge cuts the EV charging time by a third, by charging 100km at an unbeatable 20 minutes, compared to...

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