Entries for 'Sustainable Finance'
June 10, 2020
This IIF Staff Paper summarizes key international ESG disclosure frameworks and evolving regulatory approaches in major jurisdictions. The IIF encourages the relevant international standard setting bodies to take steps in the coming months towards a harmonized cross-sectoral ESG disclosure framework.
June 9, 2020
We are delighted to share this first issue of our new monthly Sustainable Finance Monitor, designed to bring together the latest global developments, analysis of policy and regulatory initiatives, market trends, activities of the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group and related IIF events.
June 2, 2020
This week's IIF ESG Webinar featured Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Finance, Lipper and IA Insights at Refinitiv, speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.
May 20, 2020
This week featured Maha Eltobgy, Head of Shaping the Future of Investing, World Economic Forum, speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, IIF.
May 14, 2020
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
May 13, 2020
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.
May 12, 2020
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.
May 6, 2020
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.
April 28, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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.
April 9, 2020
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
April 8, 2020
Sonja Gibbs, IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, joins Jakob Thomä, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 2° Investing Initiative, ...
April 1, 2020
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.
March 16, 2020
The March edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlights relevant IIF publications or related regulatory developments in other fields.
March 12, 2020
ABN Amro’s Head of Reporting and Stakeholder Engagement, Tjeerd Krumpelman, joins the latest episode of our “All about the Green” podcast. Speaking with the IIF’s Chief of Staff, Greer Meisels, the conversation explores some of ABN Amro’s innovative work in the impact measurement and reporting space including the bank’s journey towards integrated reporting.
March 5, 2020
Financial institutions disclose more information about the resilience of their business strategies under different climate scenarios than firms in other sectors -- though there is still significant room for improvement.
March 2, 2020
Given the global nature of the climate change agenda, global leadership is essential to encourage the development of well-aligned and considered regulatory and supervisory frameworks across jurisdictions. However, there are already signs of fragmentation in several policy areas.
March 2, 2020
Welcome to 2020 -- the “Decade of Delivery” for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
February 20, 2020
The sustainable bond universe is fast approaching $1 trillion, with green bonds making up over 70% of the total; Sustainable loans in vogue: a sharp rise in issuance in 2019-20 has brought total stock to over $500 billion; Understanding climate scenarios: the role of “representative concentration pathways” for greenhouse gases
February 18, 2020
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.