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Green Weekly Insight: Are Rising Energy Prices Affecting EV Sales?

Total global car sales are on track to hit their lowest level since 2010 as global recession fears loom.

IIF Responds to SEC Climate Disclosure Proposed Rule

The IIF broadly welcomes the SEC’s initiative under the proposed rule to introduce a benchmark standard for disclosure of climate-related information, with the aim of providing consistent, comparable, and reliable information that is relevant for investors’ decision-making.

Green Weekly Insight: Tackling Nature-related risks

While climate change tops the global policy agenda, nature-related risks (and opportunities) are a growing focus. 

Green Weekly Insight: Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets

Offset issuance in voluntary carbon markets has slowed this year amidst concerns over excess offset supply; Rising corporate net-zero pledges and technology advances (e.g. blockchain-based protocols) should support market growth, however, lack of price transparency and standardization remains a significant barrier for market growth; The finalized Article 6 Rulebook could spur efforts to integrate voluntary and compliance markets over time; Defining global threshold standards for high quality carbon credits should help bring greater price transparency and liquidity to voluntary carbon markets; A large share of carbon offset projects originates from emerging markets; pure removal-based offsets remain too scarce

Green Weekly Insight: A New ESG Scorecard for Emerging Markets

Country-level ESG scores offer a practical starting point to compare ESG performance across investment destinations; While not a substitute for comprehensive ESG due diligence, ESG scores also help monitor trends over time; Chile, Brazil, and Poland have the top aggregate ESG scores in our sample of emerging markets, reflecting their strong environmental performance, though Poland has more scope to reduce carbon intensity; South Africa, Vietnam, Russia, and India score in the lower range on the ESG factors that we track in our scoring.

IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor – April 2022

The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda in addition to policy and regulatory updates and a market snapshot.

Sustainable Debt Monitor: Market Turmoil Weighs on ESG Debt Markets

Amid rising global rates and market volatility, global issuance of sustainable debt fell to $285 billion in Q1 2022, nearly 20% lower than in Q1 2021.  Some $55 billion of issuance came from EMs in Q1—up from $45 billion in Q1 2021. 

ESG Flows and Markets - Q1 2022 Chartbook

We are pleased to share our new quarterly chartbook, designed to monitor sustainable flows (to ESG funds, climate finance flows, and climate finance to emerging markets), ESG market development, and the evolution of voluntary carbon markets.  We also include our regular EM ESG Scorecard—a useful indicator of progress in areas including carbon efficiency as well as broader environmental and social issues.

Green Weekly Insight: Tough Q1 for ESG markets, better times ahead

Against a challenging market backdrop, flows to ESG funds fell to just $75 billion in Q1 2022—a sharp slowdown from their recent pace. Inflows in March ($15 billion) were at their weakest since March 2020; Sustainable debt issuance dropped to $285 billion in Q1, down 30% from Q4 2021; However, investor demand will remain underpinned by the continued acceleration in corporate net-zero pledges.

Voluntary Carbon Markets Update - Q1 2022

Offset issuance in voluntary carbon markets declined sharply in Q1 2022—the slowest pace of issuance since Q3 2020. Most of the issuance came from China, the DRC, Indonesia, India, the U.S. and Turkey in Q1.



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