Sustainable Finance in Southeast Asia
This chapter provides an overview of the state of sustainable finance activities and practices in Southeast Asia. It first reviews the emerging landscape of sustainable financial governance and policy efforts for scaling up funding for investments with green and social impacts across the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It subsequently tracks the development of sustainable finance practices in banking and capital markets in the region. The chapter also examines the challenges in scaling up sustainable finance and investment and discusses opportunities and actions that could be seized by ASEAN countries individually and collectively.