Debinking ESG Myths Episode 3

Debunking ESG Myths EP. 03 – The Green Finance Revolution: Is the grass actually greener on the other side?

Is the Green Bond Market Really Green? Join Ravi Chidambaram in a candid conversation with green finance expert Alexandra Tracy as they delve deep into the world of green bonds. Is it truly a game-changer for sustainability, or just another marketing gimmick? Uncover the challenges, opportunities, and potential impact of the green finance market as they separate fact from fiction in this episode of Debunking ESG Myths.


00:00 | What is green finance?

03:14 | Evolution of the market in Asia

06:29 | Market skepticism around green bonds

10:30 | What are some advisable reforms to get rid of skepticism?

14:48 | What is a more serious way to start doing green bonds in a corporation?

16:16 |  What is the role of rating agencies?

19:25 |  Role of banks to fill the gap

21:48 | What is the purpose of the green bond market?


Alexandra Boakes Tracy has been in the investment banking space for over 20 years and has transitioned through private equity and a number of start-up businesses. She is currently the President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong and also provides research and consulting on investment in low-carbon energy and infrastructure in Asian emerging markets. She is a key thought leader and expert in the green finance industry and has played a very large part in driving strategies and policies around sustainable finance. 

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Ravi Chidambaram is the Founder and President of TC Capital, a pan-Asian boutique investment bank based in Singapore that specializes in M&A advisory and growth capital transactions in Asia. It is recognized and awarded as one of the best independent investment banks in the region. He is also Executive Director and Co-founder of Rimm, a SAAS-driven sustainability management platform, that helps companies and fund managers improve their sustainability reporting and performance.  He has been active in sustainability for many years, as an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at Yale-NUS College and also a board member and investor in several impact ventures.

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Rimm, which stands for “Real Impact Matters Most” provides an intuitive yet comprehensive SaaS platform that provides all companies, whether big or small, with intelligent tools for highly accessible and impactful sustainability management, reporting and optimization. Created and led by experts, the platform revolves around inclusivity and accessibility, focusing on unlocking an open world where sustainability is no longer elusive to the people.

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Welcome to Debunking ESG Myths, a podcast where we debunk, demystify and deconstruct some key ESG preconceptions with unfiltered knowledge and data from key experts in the field. I’m Ravi Chidambaram, the CEO and founder of Rimm Sustainability. We’re an impact-driven SaaS company that advocates making sustainability accessible and actionable to all.

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