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Pakistan: Commitment to Reform Faces a Test 

We expect Pakistan to return experience modest growth in FY2020/21 following a small contraction in FY2019/20. However, risks to the economic outlook are tilted to the downside. Recurrent outbreaks of COVID-19, a large fiscal deficit, and high public indebtedness remain major challenges. 

Sustainable Debt Monitor: Sustainable Debt Universe Tops $1.5 Trillion 

Global sustainable debt issuance surpassed $270bn during the first seven months of 2020, up 5% from 2019. The sustainable debt universe has now topped $1.5tn for the first time—80% in EUR, USD, and CNY 

GMV: Growing Differentiation in EM Flows

We documented record portfolio outflows from EM earlier this year. Sentiment has shifted notably since then, with massive Fed easing stabilizing EM....

ESG Webinar Series: Voluntary Carbon Offsets: A Path Forward for Companies in Hard-to-Abate Sectors

The Voluntary Carbon Offsets: A Path Forward for Companies in Hard-to-Abate Sectors webinar was part of the IIF ESG Webinar Series, whi...

IIF Letter on EU AML/CFT Action Plan 

The IIF has submitted a response to a consultation of the European Commission on an Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. 

Macro Notes: Belarus - Political Stalemate

Widespread demonstrations and strikes followed the presidential election on August 9. Political uncertainty, together with the COVID-19 shock, weigh on the economic outlook. Belarus’ economy is highly dependent on Russia’s energy subsidy and domestic SOEs. The disputed election results mean that international financial support is very unlikely.

IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor - August 2020

The IIF Sustainable Finance Monitor covers key developments in the global sustainable finance agenda. In the August issue, we discuss nature-related risks and biodiversity finance, central banks' green recovery efforts, key policy and regulatory updates, a market snapshot on ESG performance, and SFWG activities and events.

Economic Views: Sri Lanka’s External Funding Gaps

Sri Lanka’s current account deficit will widen this year, … and external bond amortization will be hard to manage. We see substantial...

IIF Joint Response to BCBS CP On Capital Treatment of NPL Securitizations 

The IIF, together with GFMA, IACPM, and SFA, submitted a joint response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultation Paper on the topic of Technical Amendment on capital treatment of securitizations of non-performing loans on August 21. 

Green Weekly Insight: Charting Course: Mapping Transition Risk Tools

Climate transition risk assessment tools cover a growing range of scenarios, sectors and asset classes; However, modeling approaches and climate scenario assumptions are not always transparent—making comparisons difficult; Standardizing the output of these tools and models should help the interpretation of results and comparability; “Temperature alignment” metrics have become common in recent years, though skepticism about their usefulness persists

 

 

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