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IIGCC – Understanding physical climate risks and opportunities

This report of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) aims to inform investors about how they can integrate the risks and opportunities presented by the physical impacts of climate change into their investment processes. Leading investors have contributed to the work from IIGCC, developed with specialist consultants Acclimatise and Chronos Sustainability, and support […]

NGFS – Status Report on Financial Institutions’ Experiences

The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) has performed a survey to assess whether a risk differential could be detected between green, non-green and brown financial assets. It aims to present a point-in-time snapshot of current practices among financial institutions. The striking result from the study was the diversity of methods, results and motivations for whether […]

ACPR – Governance and Management of Climate Related Risks by French Banking Institutions: some good practices

This document released by the Autorité de Contôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority) aims to encourage the dissemination of good practices and suggested lines of approach to all banking institutions authorised in France. First principle: taking into account its pivotal role, the strategy of institutions, and more specifically its conception […]

UN PRI – How responsible investors should respond to the covid-19 coronavirus crisis

In this report, UN PRI states that signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment can and should respond to the crisis – by using their influence with companies and governments, and through their investment decisions. They should be supporting sustainable companies through this crisis – in the interests of public health and long-term economic performance – […]

I4CE – Integrating climate-related risks into banks’ capital requirements

The debate on using capital requirements to address both the climate investment gap and climate-related risks has gained attention in Europe with the mandate given early 2019 by the Commission to the European Banking Authority (EBA) to report on the possibility of introducing a prudential treatment in accordance with environmental and social objectives. In this […]

IDB – Nature-based Solutions: Scaling Private Sector Uptake for Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a cost effective way to build infrastructure resilient to a changing climate, while also delivering other societal benefits. Yet, many businesses are unaware of the potential; implementation of NbS by the private sector has been limited in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). There is growing demand for infrastructure investments in […]

IDB – Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment Methodology for IDB Projects

Considering climate change and disaster risks within the design and construction process is important to increase the resilience of projects. The Inter-American Development Bank has developed a methodology to facilitate the identification and assessment of disaster and climate change risks and resilience opportunities in all relevant projects in the identification, preparation, and implementation phases. The […]