Here are 4 ESG Fintechs Spotlighted at the Asian Financial Forum 2023

Here are 4 ESG Fintechs Spotlighted at the Asian Financial Forum 2023

by April 3, 2023

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) has been pushed to the forefront of the global economic conversation over the past decade and remained at the top of the agenda of the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) concluded on 11-12 January 2023 in Hong Kong.

Heavyweight speakers convened at the AFF to share their insights on relevant topics such as ESG standard setting, sustainable investing, green finance and energy transition.

The increasing awareness for ESG, tightened regulatory requirements, and recognised benefits of ESG-driven transformation have led to a surge of ESG and sustainability startups globally.

Among the 120+ local and international financial institutions, tech companies and startups under AFF’s key exhibition zones InnoVenture Salon and FintechHK Start-up Salon were some forerunners in the ESG space, with innovative green solutions to make scalable and sustainable impact in the business community.

Here are some of the highlighted exhibitors.

Farseer (Hong Kong)

Founded in 2016, Farseer is an AI-powered smart investment analytics platform with cloud and API solutions around ESG and business analytics, investment research and investor relations optimisation. Farseer is designed to empower a more sustainable financial ecosystem.

InnoBlock Technology (Hong Kong)

TT Green®, a green product line powered by InnoBlock, is a blockchain-enabled platform with process automation on GHG emission calculation, ESG reporting and green finance risk management. The platform connects with international voluntary carbon marketplaces such as Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)’s Core Climate and Singapore Exchange (SGX)’s Climate Impact X to help businesses provide carbon credit offset service and achieve net zero.

Intensel (Hong Kong)

Founded in 2019, Intensel offers a climate analytics digital platform solution. Using AI, supercomputers, big data, and in-house PhD climate scientists and financial experts, Intensel has developed a scalable fintech solution to help banks, real estate owners, insurance companies, and asset managers identify and understand the financial impacts of climate change, in turn building more climate-resilient portfolios.

STACS (Singapore)

STACS (Hashstacs Pte Ltd) is a fintech company focusing on ESG Fintech, operating ESGpedia, which powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Greenprint ESG Registry. STACS provides ESG data across multiple industries and digital tools for the financial sector to scale decarbonisation financing, as well as a platform to provide high-quality carbon offsets to mitigate residual emissions.