Green Invest Asia Podcast

Our Green Invest Asia podcast talks to investors who are deploying capital to reduce climate impacts of agricultural and forestry commodities grown in Southeast Asia. These interviews bring you the inside story on sustainable land use investments in Southeast Asia—what’s working, what’s not, and the green areas in between. Access audio files by clicking on the picture below. Written transcripts for each episode follow.

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Episode 5

June 28, 2022

Mirova’s Land Degradation Neutrality Fund

Nicolas Hayon, Mirova Investment Director, discusses the fund’s latest investment in Kennemer Foods International.

Guest: Nicolas Hayon, Mirova Investment Director


Episode 4

May 31, 2022

Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund

ADM Capital, US International Development Finance Corporation and Rabo Foundation discuss launching the $200m Asia Climate-smart Landscape Fund.

Guest: ADM Capital Group, Rabo Foundation, U.S. Development Finance Corporation


Episode 3

February 11, 2022

Sustainable Finance 2022 lookahead with Rabobank

Rabobank’s head of Sustainable Finance in Asia and capital markets for Southeast Asia and India, Cedric Chaudron, frames major issues/trends for sustainable finance, particularly in agriculture, heading into 2022: growing sustainable debt markets, mainstreaming of ESG, strong bank appetite for sustainability-linked loans, and increased climate reporting regulations.

Guest: Cedric Chaudron, Head of capital markets and sustainable finance Asia, Rabobank


Episode 2

December 17, 2021

Transition finance for deforestation-free agriculture

Michael Schlup joins podcast from Sail Ventures, a boutique investment firm that advises the &Green Fund, to share challenges and opportunities in transition finance for deforestation-free agricultural and forestry commodities. Launched in 2017, the fund aims to catalyze more than 2 billion US dollars in investments to protect, conserve and restore 5 million hectares of tropical forests.

Guest: Michael Schlup, E&S Director, Sail Ventures


Episode 1

October 27, 2021

Issuing climate bonds in emerging economies

We speak with Cedric Rimaud, a portfolio manager for First Degree Global Asset Management, and a representative in Southeast Asia for Climate Bonds Initiative, an international investor focused not- for- profit, working to mobilize the $100 trillion dollar bond market for climate change solutions. He joins us from Singapore to discuss how small and medium-sized companies are accessing a growing green bond market, especially for the land use sector.

Guest: Cedric Rimaud, Portfolio manager, First Degree Asset Management

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