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Sustainable Finance In Focus: Back to Basics - The Pyramid

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. 

IIF Responds to Basel Voluntary Sovereign Exposures Disclosure Consultation 

The Institute of International Finance on February 14th submitted a response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultative Document on Voluntary Disclosure of Sovereign Exposures. 

Green Weekly Insight: Mind the climate finance gap!

Daunting sums: $3.5 trillion of investments in climate finance needed annually until 2050 to limit warming to 1.5C; Climate finance flows on the rise: global annual investment in clean energy hits $360bn in 2019; IIF Sustainable Finance Pyramid Framework — how data, methodologies, taxonomy, and disclosure fit together; Sharp increase in green bond issuance in 2019 to $255bn; emerging market green bond issuance hits a new high; The corporate sector has been the main driver of green bond volumes, as sovereign issuance remains lackluster

GMV: The Crisis in Prime-Age Male Employment

Labor markets have registered substantial recoveries in recent years, ... but the headline numbers are flattered by rising female participation rate...

Macro Notes: Russia - Unintended Consequences of Sanctions

Sanctions on a highly-integrated economy such as Russia are still unprecedented. Unforeseen and unintended consequences could significantly shake up markets. The impact is likely most significant for asset managers and banking institutions. But further consequences for the underlying market infrastructure are possible.

IIF Letter on BCBS AML/CFT and Prudential Supervision Consultation

The IIF has commented on a Basel Committee Consultation on draft guidance for cooperation between AML/CFT and prudential supervisory authorities.

Frontier LatAm - Costa Rica’s Fiscal Outlook 

Despite some fiscal consolidation, public finances are fragile. If fully implemented, the fiscal rule would imply a sizable adjustment. Nonetheless, gross public financing needs will likely remain high this year and next. 

Economic Views: Growth & Capital Flows in the SARS Episode

We study growth and capital flows in the 2003 SARS episode, ... which turned out to be short lived but caused much concern. EM Asia ex China growt...

February 2020 U.S. Regulatory Update

The February U.S. Regulatory Update covers the Federal Reserve’s new proposed supervisory approach, the revised Volcker Rule covered funds proposal, the 2019 Financial Stability Oversight Council report, and more, along with Congressional updates and hearings summaries. 

FRT Episode 59: Davos Download

Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala and Refinitiv’s Sherry Madera join us in Davos to share their key highlights from the World Economic Forum, across climate, data, combatting financial crime, and how societies adapt with the pace of change.




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