Entries for 'Sustainable Finance'
February 2, 2023
Progress by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM) and the release of the Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) will help address ongoing concerns about voluntary carbon credit quality—a must to support market expansion; Greater price transparency will also help: in this first edition of our new Voluntary Carbon Markets Monitor, we introduce a registry transparency index to assess disclosure of the registries that track and validate the quality of carbon credit projects.
January 26, 2023
The ESG debt universe is fast approaching the $5 trillion mark, up from $3.4 trillion in 2021. While rising global rates weighed on total issuance in 2022, issuance in emerging markets remained strong, reaching an all-time high of $260 billion—mostly driven by China.
January 18, 2023
The IIF’s new report developed with McKinsey “Financing the Net-Zero Transition: From Planning to Practice” examines how financial institutions are rising to the transition finance challenge, as they seek to turn transition plans into tangible emissions reductions financing actions.
January 17, 2023
A commitment to net-zero requires financial firms to transform themselves and manage down their risks—in so doing, they drive real-world change by engaging with customers and markets, and ultimately enabling entire economies to transition to a low-carbon future. This unique position in the global economy makes it incumbent on financial firms to design credible decarbonization strategies, with everything that entails.
January 6, 2023
ESG backlash will continue to be a headwind for market development, but there are many reasons for optimism...
December 28, 2022
At COP15, almost 200 countries reached an agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and achieve recovery and restoration by 2050. The deal should speed adoption of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework to assess and disclose nature-related risks and opportunities, while accelerating development of nature-positive financial markets.
December 15, 2022
Amid fears of global recession and USD strength, prices for energy transition metals have subsided in 2022… although transition planning and sustained expansion in renewable energy capacity will underpin demand.
December 8, 2022
Climate finance flows are on track to reach a fresh high of $915 billion in 2022; Sustained policy support—amid heightened concerns over energy security—should accelerate the expansion in renewable energy capacity, while increasing energy-efficiency related investment.
December 1, 2022
We are pleased to share the latest edition of our new quarterly chartbook, designed to monitor sustainable flows (to ESG funds, climate finance flows, and climate finance to emerging markets), ESG market development, the electric vehicle industry, and the evolution of the voluntary carbon market. The chartbook also includes our regular ESG Country Scorecard—a useful indicator of progress in areas including carbon efficiency as well as broader environmental and social issues in emerging and frontier markets. We welcome your comments!
November 10, 2022
Voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) are featuring prominently in discussions at COP27, as multiple initiatives are being launched to support their critical role in scaling up finance to emerging and developing economies.
November 3, 2022
The ESG debt universe has grown rapidly, to near $4.5tr in Q322, up from $3tr in Q321 and $1.5tr in Q320. However, overall ESG debt issuance has slowed sharply this year amid broader debt market disruption.
November 2, 2022
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda in addition to policy and regulatory updates and a market snapshot.
October 20, 2022
Climate finance and ESG investing were top themes at our IIF Annual Membership Meeting and the IMF/WB Annuals; Energy security concerns, inflationary pressures and budget strains are jeopardizing timetables for climate goals.
October 11, 2022
In light of the 2022 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, this letter sets out private sector perspectives on growing challenges to debt sustainability and efforts to enhance the international sovereign debt architecture.
September 29, 2022
At around $1.3 trillion, ESG loans account for over 30% of the total ESG debt universe. Global ESG loan issuance has soared from less than $40 billion in 2013 to $265 billion by Aug. 2022, mostly due to increased interest in sustainability-linked loans. ESG loan markets offer great potential for mobilizing climate finance--including for emerging and developing economies.
September 22, 2022
Emerging markets are playing a key role in shaping the global sustainable finance agenda this year, ahead of COP27 in Egypt and the G20 Summit in Indonesia in November.
September 16, 2022
Learn why financing a measured transition to a low-carbon, and ultimately net-zero economy, is good for investors, consumers, and economic growth.
August 29, 2022
We are pleased to share the second edition of our new quarterly chartbook, designed to monitor sustainable flows (to ESG funds, climate finance flows, and climate finance to emerging markets), ESG market development, the electric vehicle industry, and the evolution of the voluntary carbon market.
August 25, 2022
We extend coverage of our emerging market (EM) ESG scorecard to more vulnerable frontier markets (FMs); While EMs have a higher average ESG score than FMs, the top 3 in FM score better than EM’s highest scorer.
July 25, 2022
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda in addition to policy and regulatory updates and ...