Entries for 'Sustainable Finance'
July 8, 2021
Global sustainability-linked debt issuance (loans and bonds) is on track to surpass $320bn in 2021 – triple 2020’s totals; With ambitious climate/ESG finance targets, financial firms are the biggest issuers of sustainability-linked loans this year.
July 7, 2021
The relaunch of an active and ambitious G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group has raised hopes for greater alignment in sustainable finance policy and regulation. A well- targeted approach—focused on taxonomies, climate risk and disclosure—and close coordination with global standard setting bodies would have maximum impact, supporting the over-arching goal of sustainable market development.
July 2, 2021
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the April 2021 issue, we examine climate liability and shareholder activism as well as policy and regulatory updates and a market snapshot of tech, infrastructure, R&D, and real estate.
July 1, 2021
Returns on green bond indices tend to be more volatile than for conventional bond benchmarks, with significant differences across sectors. Overall, green bonds exhibit similar volatility-adjusted returns as conventional bonds.
May 27, 2021
Net zero: 50% of emissions reductions needed over 2030-2050 will rely on technologies currently still under development; R&D is urgently needed to reduce “green premiums,” but there is a clean energy R&D annual shortfall of $225bn; Policy action is key: government incentives and risk mitigation can galvanize private investment into clean energy R&D
May 7, 2021
This summary of the Institute of International Finance’s first-ever Sustainable Finance Summit in April offers new insights on what senior regulators, policymakers and financial sector leaders from around the world are saying about mobilizing capital for climate and sustainable development goals.
April 30, 2021
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the April 2021 issue, we examine the proliferation of net zero ambitions from governments, corporates, and financial firms.
April 22, 2021
The global sustainable debt market breached the $2tn mark in Q1 2021 and is fast approaching $3tn. Green bond issuance has surged as corporate net-zero emissions commitments accelerate.
February 18, 2021
11 leading financial services trade associations developed a set of Principles for a U.S. Transition to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Economy, intended to serve as a useful framework, offering perspectives from the full spectrum of the financial services industry including banks, investment banks, insurers, asset managers, investment funds, pension funds and other financial intermediaries.
February 16, 2021
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the February 2021 issue, we discuss how climate policy is taking DC by storm, updates on policy and regulatory developments, and the latest news on market initiatives, frameworks, tools, and research insights. Our Market Snapshot this issue focuses on impact measurement and ESG performance, and we conclude with a summary of key SFWG activities and events.
February 11, 2021
"As leaders of the international financial community, we know that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing us all. We are determined to effectively manage the risks for our industry and recognize our key role in mobilizing capital for unprecedented opportunities—solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, strengthen climate resilience, unlock innovation and create jobs."
February 10, 2021
The IIF and Deloitte UK conducted a global survey of sustainability professionals and other senior executives about the role of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) in addressing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperative, and found that the CSO is emerging as a “sense-maker in chief,” and is responsible for understanding, and predicting, changes in the external sustainability environment, and re-positioning the business model of their respective firms to tackle this head on.
February 3, 2021
On February 3, the IIF submitted a comment letter to the EBA Discussion Paper on management and supervision of ESG risks.
February 3, 2021
The IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group has submitted a response to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and its Secretariat, on its public consultation on Forward-looking Financial Sector Metrics.
January 21, 2021
Global sustainable debt issuance hit an all-time record of over $655 billion in 2020, driven by rapid growth in ESG and sustainability-linked bonds. A more supportive global policy landscape could spur even more issuance in 2021
January 21, 2021
The objective of this paper is to communicate global industry views on the rapidly evolving set of supervisory and regulatory approaches to climate-related and environmental risks facing the banking and insurance sectors.
December 23, 2020
The IIF submitted a comment letter to the IFRS Foundation’s Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting.
December 23, 2020
The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the December issue, we discuss the how a US framework for sustainable finance could take shape under a Democratic Administration. In addition, we share the latest policy and regulatory updates, an overview of open sustainable finance consultations, news on key initiatives, frameworks and tools, our ESG market snapshot, and a calendar SFWG activities in 2021.
November 13, 2020
As we near the end of the year, we want to reflect on some of the key themes and priorities coming out of our 2020 Annual Membership Meeting. We have attached a summary of what we feel are the key takeaways from the meeting.
November 12, 2020
Rising temperatures could hit global growth, especially with a big rise; 2.5°C warming could trigger a 1.3% income loss; “Business as usual,” with no emissions mitigation efforts, could cause at least a 7% decline in global GDP/capita by 2100; Both cold/rich and hot/poor countries could see incomes fall, with big but avoidable losses for Canada, Russia, U.S., India; Multiple impact channels between the climate and the economy; climate confirmed as credit-relevant for sovereign issuers