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Sustainable Finance In Focus: Back to Basics - The Pyramid

As part of our new line of sustainability-themed research, we are 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. Our Sustainable Finance Pyramid sets out a framework of "building blocks" for the assessment of climate-related risks—and opportunities.  This toolkit supports effective disclosure—vital for regulators, policymakers and investors. 

Green Weekly Insight: Mind the climate finance gap!

Daunting sums: $3.5 trillion of investments in climate finance needed annually until 2050 to limit warming to 1.5C; Climate finance flows on the rise: global annual investment in clean energy hits $360bn in 2019; IIF Sustainable Finance Pyramid Framework — how data, methodologies, taxonomy, and disclosure fit together; Sharp increase in green bond issuance in 2019 to $255bn; emerging market green bond issuance hits a new high; The corporate sector has been the main driver of green bond volumes, as sovereign issuance remains lackluster
 

FRT Episode 59: Davos Download

Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala and Refinitiv’s Sherry Madera join us in Davos to share their key highlights from the World Economic Forum, across climate, data, combatting financial crime, and how societies adapt with the pace of change.

IIF response to IAIS Issues Paper on the Implementation of TCFD 

On February 4, the IIF responded to the IAIS Issues Paper on the Implementation of TCFD Recommendations. 

Green Weekly Insight: The Davos after-party

As ESG investing goes mainstream, the potential “carbon correction” in asset prices may prompt sizable capital reallocations; Achieving the SDGs will require more private sector funding, but better ESG data is needed to inform investment decisions; Low-income countries tend to be more vulnerable to climate shocks—but rising debt loads constrain their capacity to respond; Beyond climate in the “E” of ESG—more focus on financing to support biodiversity

IIF January Global Regulatory Update

The January 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams.

IIF/EBF Global Climate Finance Survey: A Look At How Financial Firms Are Approaching Climate Risk Analysis, Measurement, And Disclosure

With a growing focus on sustainable finance, and particularly the need for a robust toolkit for climate risk management and disclosure, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and European Banking Federation (EBF) conducted a joint survey of their members. The survey of 70 financial firms around the world, with total assets of nearly $40 trillion, finds that the streamlining of measurement and disclosure frameworks, and increased international collaboration, are key to strengthening the climate-related risk analysis and reporting toolkit.

Green Weekly Insight: Roaring Twenties

As the “decade of sustainability” gets underway, calls for action on climate change will become increasingly strident; With electricity demand soaring, a rapid shift to low-carbon alternatives is needed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050… …but in the EU (and beyond) nuclear power remains contentious, as growth in renewables can't keep up with demand
 

Weekly Insight: Too frothy?

Equity valuations soared in 2019, as loose financial conditions drove price/earnings ratios higher; By sector, tech and consumer discretionary have seen the biggest valuation gains, health care, banks and utilities have lagged; Early U.S. bank earnings have largely beat expectations, with particular strength in trading revenues, upbeat guidance; Global debt hits record of 322% of GDP in Q319; refinancing this year will top $19 trillion across mature and EMs; Electric vehicle sales growing rapidly alongside declining input costs; market share seen rising to 30% by 2030

January 2020 Global Debt Monitor: Sustainability Matters

The global debt-to-GDP ratio hit a new all-time high of over 322% in Q3 2019, with total debt reaching close to $253 trillion. Global debt is set to grow faster in 2020 and is estimated to exceed $257 trillion by the end of Q1 2020, driven mainly by non-financial sector debt. 

 

 

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