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Green Weekly Insight: Voluntary Carbon Offsets—A Primer

Voluntary carbon markets have picked up in recent years, with offset issuances reaching record highs in 2019; Sharp rise in “offset retirement” volumes since 2016 highlights increased demand for voluntary carbon offset markets; India, China, Indonesia, Peru and Brazil are the largest suppliers of voluntary carbon offsets; Verified Carbon Standard is the largest voluntary carbon offset registry with a market share of some 75% among the four major registries

ESG Webinar Series: Banking the Future of Sustainable Finance

The Banking the Future of Sustainable Finance webinar was part of the IIF ESG Webinar Series, which was designed to promote understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape for ESG disclosure and to align efforts to measure and track climate finance.

IIF Response to EC Consultation on a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

On July 15, the IIF submitted a high-level response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the development of a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy (RSFS). Drawing on engagements with the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group, this response is focused on topics of international relevance.

ESG Webinar: Socio-Economic Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Africa’s Response

This week's ESG Webinar provided insight into the social and economic development implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for Africa and presented a detailed review of how the continent has responded thus far. We also covered some of the specific challenges facing the continent at this time and highlighted some innovative aspects of Africa’s response.

Green Weekly Insight: Charting Course: Mapping ESG Data Providers

Amid rampant investor demand, the market for ESG data is set to top $750 million in 2020—over triple 2015 sales; ESG data providers cover a wide range of regions, sectors, and asset classes, and use differing methodologies and definitions; We note three overlapping categories of ESG data providers: market, ESG-exclusive, and specialized (e.g. climate); In the absence of mandatory disclosure, reported ESG data points vary substantially across countries and firms; Given still-patchy data availability, there is little correlation among ESG scores from different providers

ESG Webinar Series: Sustainable Finance Market Trends

Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Finance, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv, joined Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives at the IIF on this week's ESG Webinar to explore sustainable finance market trends. 

ESG Webinar Series: Assessing Financed Emissions in Investment and Lending Portfolios

Giel Linthorst, Director Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, Guidehouse; Executive Director, PCAF, joined Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, at the IIF for this week's edition of the IIF ESG Webinar Series.

Green Weekly Insight: Will COVID-19 reinvigorate the ESG agenda?

Rising debt levels amidst COVID-19 may constrain capacity for investment in climate change mitigation and SDGs; A green recovery is critical to reduce emissions but also to boost job creation: $1tn annually in green energy investment could create 9 million jobs in three years, while reducing emissions by 15%; Some $11 trillion in global fiscal stimulus has been approved, but less than 1% of this pandemic response is “green”; The European Commission’s €750 billion budget proposal is by far the largest green package — but faces several obstacles in obtaining approval in European Council negotiations next month

ESG Webinar Series: Sustainable Debt Market Update

Daniel Shurey, Vice President of Sustainable Finance Americas at ING, joined Sonja Gibbs, MD and Head of Sustainable Finance at the IIF, on this week's ESG Webinar to provide an update on the sustainable debt market.

IIF Staff Paper Examines German EU Presidency Financial Services Priorities

This IIF Staff Paper examines what the European Council will prioritize in the second half of this year. Although Berlin had drafted an ambitious program – transitioning to a greener economy, boosting digitalization, reforming migration policy and redefining the bloc’s relationship with the UK as well as China – the German Presidency will now instead prioritize tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.




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