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Weekly Insight: Surging Global Debt -- What's Owed to China?

With pandemic response a key driver, global debt is set to hit $325 trillion by 2025—up sharply from $255 trillion in 2019; U.S. general government debt is on track to exceed 120% of GDP this year, up from 102% in 2019; China’s total debt hit 317% of GDP in Q1 2020, up from 300% in Q4 2019—the largest quarterly increase on record; China is now the world’s largest bilateral lender to G20 DSSI-countries, holding some 25% of their external debt  

IIF ESG Webinar: Quantifying the Impacts of Climate Change

This week's IIF ESG Webinar features Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven; and Jing Zhang, Managing Director, Global Head of Quantitative Research, Moody's; speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.

Sustainable Debt Monitor: Social Bonds to the Rescue 

In this special quarterly supplement to the Global Debt Monitor, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on sustainable debt markets (bond and loans), with comprehensive coverage of more than 150 countries across all sectors. 

IIF ESG Webinar: Science Based Targets for Financial Institutions

IIF Managing Director, and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs speaks with Nate Aden, Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), about science based targets for financial institutions.

IIF ESG Webinar: How to Integrate Climate Risk and Opportunities into Banks Credit Risk Framework

IIF Managing Director, and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs speaks with David Carlin, the lead on the TCFD Banking Pilot Program for UNEP-FI, about how to integrate climate risk and opportunities into banks credit risk framework.

IIF ESG Webinar: Climate Scenario Analysis and TCFD Reporting

David Lunsford, Head of Climate Strategy & Policy at MSCI Climate Risk Center and the Co-founder of Carbon Delta, joins the IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs, to discuss climate scenario analysis and TCFD reporting.

Green Weekly Insight: ESG in the Time of COVID-19

As public health restrictions wear on, market assess how stimulus and support measures might shape the recovery; ESG-friendly equities and corporate bonds continue to outperform their peers in major global markets, including the U.S.; ESG-dedicated ETFs saw net inflows of over $3.7 billion in March, with a strong upswing in early April; A sustainable way to finance COVID-19 costs: social bond issuance has surged to near $7 billion in early April

IIF ESG Webinar With 2° Investing Initiative: New Stress Test Scenarios For COVID-19

Sonja Gibbs, IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, joins Jakob Thomä, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 2° Investing Init...

AATG Episode 6: Janine Guillot, CEO, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation (SASB)

Janine Guillot, the CEO of, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation (SASB), Janine Guillot, joins the latest episode of our “All about the Green” podcast. Speaking with the IIF Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs.

IIF Response to BoE Discussion Paper on 2021 Biennial Exploratory Scenario on Climate-Related Risks

The IIF is pleased to submit our comment letter on the Bank of England Discussion Paper on ‘The 2021 biennial exploratory scenario (BES) on the financial risks from climate change.’ 

 

 

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