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Weekly Insight: Liquidity trumps geopolitics

Amid easier financial conditions and ample liquidity, rising geopolitical tensions leave markets unfazed; With reliance on debt financing on the rise, the global bond universe is fast approaching $120 trillion; Cheap debt and subdued post-crisis equity returns in many markets weigh on IPO activity; Plummeting SOFR-linked issuance in Q4 2019 highlights concerns over transition away from USD LIBOR; China to launch national carbon emissions trading scheme in 2020

Green Weekly Insight: Carrots and Sticks: the EU's Green New Deal

As a roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2050, the Green New Deal is seeking profound structural change in the EU’s growth model—in production, consumption, investment and saving.

IIF SFWG Letter to the NGFS re: Climate Risk Analysis and Measurement 

A letter from the IIF SFWG to the NGFS regarding climate risk analysis and measurement urging central banks and supervisors to seek alignment on approach. 

IIF December Global Regulatory Update 

The December 2019 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams. 

Green Weekly Insight: Materiality matters

Sustainability accounting hits the big time; Overwhelming demand for ESG data—over 55 data/service providers compete in this $600 million market; Flows to ESG-dedicated ETFs set to top $40 billion in 2019—up over 20% from 2018 levels; New issuance of sustainable debt and loans has surged more than 40% to some $380 billion in 2019; Firms are affected differently by ESG issues—further research needed on “materiality” factors at sector and industry level    

Green Weekly Insight: Climate Science is the New Rocket Science

Reflecting the rapidly growing demand for sustainability-themed research, we will from time to time be publishing a Green Weekly Insight focused entirely on ESG and sustainable finance. Comments and suggestions welcome!

AATG Episode 4: Mike Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance

S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance, Mike Ferguson, at the IIF's AMM

Global Debt Monitor - November 2019

Global debt surged by $7.5 trillion in H1 2019, hitting a new record of over $250 trillion. With no sign of a slowdown, we expect the global debt load to exceed $255 trillion in 2019—largely driven by the U.S. and China.

Weekly Insight: Climate super year ahead?

ESG, demographics, technological progress: three key pillars in greening the global economy—and financial system; Record flows into ESG-dedicated ETFs in October, bringing year-to-date flows to over $40 billion—65% higher vs 2018 ytd; ESG bond performance on par with investment-grade credit—little distinction in pricing as yet; Will 2020 be a climate “super year?” Achieving net zero global emissions by 2050 requires emissions to peak next year 

The Case for Simplifying Sustainable Investment Terminology

In a 2019 survey, the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) polled member firms on their views: a significant majority agreed that industry alignment around simplifying terminology and product names into a few broad categories could greatly advance the goal of scaling up sustainable finance.




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