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 – […]

ODI – Securing climate finance through national development banks

In this report, the Overseas Development Institute highlights that: National development banks (NDBs) and their governments are well placed to support transformational change and the realignment of financial flows to ensure that they support the Paris goals, and It is very much in the interest of NDBs to understand and manage the financial risks to their […]

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 – Getting to Net-Zero Emissions

All Latin America and the Caribbean countries have ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C above pre-industrial levels. Those goals require reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by around 2050 and substantial reductions of CO2 emissions by 2030. Getting to Net-Zero Emissions takes stock of the lessons learnt […]

OECD – Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure

National development banks (NDBs) and development finance institutions – domestically focused, publicly owned financial institutions with a specific development mandate – are poised to play a role in bridging the investment gap for climate-compatible infrastructure in developing countries. But delivering on the Paris Agreement will require NDBs to transition from their traditional role as ‘financer’ […]