SINGAPORE, INDIA, 4 September 2023 – Keppel and 星展银行 today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly scale up sustainable urbanisation and digitalisation solutions in Asia, with a focus on India given 星展银行’ increasing presence in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of energy optimisation and sustainable solutions across energy intensive segments including healthcare, 热情好客, as well as commercial and industrial real estate.
The commitment is in line with the spirit of the recently concluded Business 20 (B20) dialogue in New Delhi, which focused on enabling Responsible, 加速, 创新, Sustainable and Equitable (RAISE) businesses to drive sustainable economic growth and development.
India is among 星展银行’ six core markets, and one of the bank’s top three markets for sustainable finance. The country’s rapid rate of urbanisation is expected to have a key impact on its energy usage and global energy trends.
To help meet growing demand for sustainable urban solutions, businesses can access Keppel’s suite of 能源-as-a-Service solutions including high-efficiency cooling, 可持续能源和储存, distributed solar photovoltaic systems, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, in addition to spatial programming and workplace solutions that improve building performance and uplift asset value. 星展银行 will offer financing solutions to help clients overcome potential cost barriers associated with the implementation of such technologies.
In addition, the MOU involves offering digitalisation solutions to 星展银行’ corporate customers. 通过吉宝的子公司, M1, the collaboration will explore ways to enhance and support the digitalisation journey of businesses in Singapore. The partnership also includes an e-waste recycling initiative through AsiaPac, M1的子公司, where 星展银行 customers can trade in laptops.
罗建华, 吉宝集团首席执行官, 说, “As a global asset manager with deep operating capabilities across infrastructure, 房地产与互联互通, Keppel is pleased to partner 星展银行 to address some of the most pressing needs faced by companies in Asia. The MOU provides a platform for Keppel and 星展银行 to deepen collaboration and develop solutions to help companies be more sustainable, 数字化，最终, more competitive in an increasingly complex operating environment.”
总裁古普塔, 星展银行首席执行官, 说: “Businesses are keenly aware of the vital role they play in achieving a net-zero future. 大规模脱碳, 公司需要专业知识, as well as access to sustainable solutions and financing. 星展银行 is committed to helping our clients transition to a low-carbon future. By building strong partnerships with leaders like Keppel, we can simplify the journey for clients by providing a suite of solutions, coupled with the appropriate financing, to drive collective action for sustainability.”
The above developments are not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited for the current financial year.