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Summary of 2020 AMM Key Regulatory and Policy Discussions

The IIF Regulatory Affairs Department is pleased to share a comprehensive summary of the key regulatory and policy discussions that took place during the IIF’s 2020 Annual Membership Meeting.

Green Weekly Insight: A Path Towards Inclusive Wealth

More than half of global GDP is nature-dependent, but ecosystem collapse is a risk in a fifth of all countries. Despite the financial materiality of ecosystem risks, financial institutions lack a nature-related risk disclosure framework.

IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor - October 2020

The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the October issue, we discuss the IIF's Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets and the transition to net zero emissions, share key updates on policy and regulatory developments, the latest on key initiatives, frameworks and tools, our ESG market snapshot, and SFWG activities and events.

Financing a Sustainable Future for Emerging Markets

COVID-19 highlights the need for structural reform in emerging market sovereign debt financing—and makes it more urgent. High, procyclical funding costs—coupled with lower trend growth—make it difficult to find fiscal space to support sustainable recovery.  Failure to deal with this challenge today could result in much higher future costs for the global economy.

Green Weekly Insight: China's Energy Transition - Enter the Dragon

China’s 2060 carbon-neutral pledge is a game-changer in fighting climate change, aligning it with the EU, the UK and others.

IIF/UNEP-FI TCFD Report Playbook

Based on engagement with a group of global banks, we have developed this TCFD Playbook to serve as a resource for firms at different stages on their journey toward fully aligned and comprehensive TCFD reporting. 

Green Weekly Insight: U.S. Energy Transition—Will a Green Giant Awake?

While a U.S. shift towards renewable energy has been slow to date, the sector is poised for significant growth. Strong policies are needed to accelerate the energy transition to mitigate adverse effects of climate change on the labor market.

Green Weekly Insight: Decade in Jeopardy

With only 10 years to go, emerging markets and low-income countries (LICs) are far off their 2030 SDG targets; Between 2011 and 2019, median public debt in LICs rose from 30% of GDP to 47%, and is expected to reach 54% in 2020.

Green Weekly Insight: Tech Selloff Dents ESG Stocks

Early September tech selloff has dented this year’s outperformance of ESG indices, which tend to be tech-heavy; However, appetite for ESG ETFs remains strong, with ytd flows nearing $140bn (vs just $25bn over the same period in 2019)

ESG Webinar Series: How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk

The How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk webinar was part of the IIF ESG Webinar Series, which was designed to promote understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape for ESG disclosure and to align efforts to measure and track climate finance.

 

 

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