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IIF Staff Paper on Expectations for Biden’s Approach to Financial Regulatory Policy 

The IIF has prepared a brief paper on our expectations for the incoming Biden administration’s approach to financial regulatory policy in advance of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Singapore FinTech Festival 2020 

This briefing note describes the major themes and developments observed during this festival.

IIF Responds to IFRS Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting

The IIF submitted a comment letter to the IFRS Foundation’s Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting.

IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor - December 2020

The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the December issue, we discuss the how a US framework for sustainable finance could take shape under a Democratic Administration. In addition, we share the latest policy and regulatory updates, an overview of open sustainable finance consultations, news on key initiatives, frameworks and tools, our ESG market snapshot, and a calendar SFWG activities in 2021.

Weekly Insight: Surge in Flows to ESG Equities

Global ESG fund assets top $1.3 trillion in 2020—up by more than 50% from 2019 levels; Flows into ESG-dedicated equity ETFs have surged in recent weeks, anticipating a more active climate and ESG agenda in the Biden Administration; Voluntary carbon offset issuance reached record highs in 2020, largely driven by India, China, and the U.S.

Key Takeaways From The 2020 IIF Annual Membership Meeting

As we near the end of the year, we want to reflect on some of the key themes and priorities coming out of our 2020 Annual Membership Meeting. We have attached a summary of what we feel are the key takeaways from the meeting.

Green Weekly Insight: Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Rising temperatures could hit global growth, especially with a big rise; 2.5°C warming could trigger a 1.3% income loss; “Business as usual,” with no emissions mitigation efforts, could cause at least a 7% decline in global GDP/capita by 2100; Both cold/rich and hot/poor countries could see incomes fall, with big but avoidable losses for Canada, Russia, U.S., India; Multiple impact channels between the climate and the economy; climate confirmed as credit-relevant for sovereign issuers

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.

 

 

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