Of fintech and farmers: USAID, EIU research how to boost smallholders’ access to finance

Bangkok, February 24, 2021 – Financial technology, or fintech, reduces the risk and cost of lending to smallholder farmers and can incentivize them to adopt sustainable agriculture, according to [...]

USAID Partners with Nestlé to Boost Low-Carbon Coffee Production in Southeast Asia

February 23, 2021 (BANGKOK) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nestlé aimed at reducing the [...]

USAID supports AXA’s $11 million investment in Forest Carbon for Wetland Forest Restoration in Indonesia

 BANGKOK, February 4, 2021 – With technical support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Forest Carbon closed an $11 million investment today with AXA IM Alts, locking [...]

Closing the “rhetoric gap” in 2021: Honoring green commitments in finance and business

By Christy Owen, Chief of Party, USAID Green Invest Asia “How do we future-proof our operations?” As I pen this 2021 year-opener greeting, I am reminded how this fundamental business planning [...]

USAID Facilitates Working Capital Loan, Debt Facility for IBIS Rice in Cambodia

BANGKOK, DECEMBER 18 2020 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Green Invest Asia project, has facilitated a financing agreement between Phnom Penh [...]

Private Sector Launches Coconut Industry’s First Sustainability Charter

BANGKOK, November 16, 2020 – With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global [...]

USAID Convenes Bank CEOs in Cambodia for Climate Risk Talk

BANGKOK, October 22, 2020 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia and the Association of Banks in Cambodia convened more than 60 senior representatives [...]

Thailand’s Sustainability for Business Forum Calls for Green Recovery

BANGKOK, October 12, 2020 – Organizers of the fourth annual Sustainability for Business Forum in Thailand on October 8 convened dozens of representatives from business and the diplomatic [...]

USAID, Rabo Foundation conclude land use carbon accounting study in Indonesia

BANGKOK, September 1, 2020 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia project, in collaboration with sustainability consulting firm South Pole, has [...]

USAID Launches Smallholder Rubber Finance Findings

BANGKOK, August 3, 2020 – Almost 90 business leaders in banking, agribusiness, investors from the public and private sectors and other agriculture supply chain actors joined the United States [...]

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