SUSTAINABLE FINANCE IN FOCUS

Short description: 
As part of the Institute of International Finance's new line of sustainability-themed research, it is launching a series of short “back-to-basics” notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk assessment methodologies, taxonomy and reporting.
Description: 

Sustainable Finance is an increasingly important matter since the Paris Agreement in 2015. Because it influences all sectors, it is a great opportunity to face the challenges of tomorrow. However, it is still a complex ecosystem. In order to ring clarity to this subject, the Institute of International Finance is launching a series of short "back-to-basics" notes. 

The first one focuses on the Sustainable Finance Pyramid, a construction of blocks aiming to bring a better understanding of ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) risks and opportunities.

In the next editions, the Institute of International Finance will focus on : 

  • What is climate/ESG data and why is there so much focus on it?
  • What are the new metrics and methodologies to assess climate risk and opportunities—who’s got answers?
  • How do we agree on definitions for sustainable finance and investment terminology, and align on taxonomy?
  • What does good climate-related disclosure look like, and do we need a standardized approach to accounting and reporting?
  • Toolkit in hand, how can we track sustainable finance flows—and critically, assess progress towards transition and financing the SDGs?

Click here to read the complete note : Back to Basics Part 1: The Pyramid

Year: 
2020
Language: 
English
Topics: 
Financing