All pages with keywords: sustainable finance

When money speaks the language of justice: investors, banks and the just transition

When money speaks the language of justice: investors, banks and the just transition

a commentary by Nick Robins 1 July, 2019

Nick Robins explores how UK banks and investors are starting to get behind the just transition that is needed for the country to reach its new net-zero target. read more »

Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Nick Robins, Nicholas Stern 13 June, 2019

Chapter in the Banque De France’s Financial Stability Review no. 23 – June 2019. read more »

The ‘Climate Spring’ of 2019: what it means for finance

a commentary by Nick Robins 3 June, 2019

Nick Robins explores what the recent upsurge in commitment to a net-zero economy could mean for Europe’s financial system. read more »

Why sustainability means leaving behind old approaches to teaching finance

Commentary 3 June, 2019

Dirk Schoenmaker describes a novel approach to teaching the new generation of sustainable financiers. He presents a four-stage framework in which his favoured configuration, Sustainable Finance 2.0, monetises the social and environmental aspects, placing them on a par with the financial dimension. read more »

A renewal of purpose: why finance must embrace its role in the ecological transition

Commentary 1 May, 2019

The financial sector must seize the strategic opportunity to drive the net-zero-carbon transition, supported by government through clear policy signals and regulatory frameworks, says Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »

How the EU learned to love sustainable finance: the inside story of the HLEG

Commentary 13 March, 2019

Sustainable finance has become a core part of the EU’s policy agenda, thanks in no small part to the European Commission’s high-level expert group (HLEG). Christian Thimann, the Group’s chair, sets out how the HLEG managed to seize the opportunity and points to work that still lies ahead, in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series. read more »

New report shows how investors can take account of social impacts when financing action on climate change

Press release 4 February, 2019

UK investors have a “strategic opportunity” to ensure that the action on climate change that they are financing has a positive social impact across the country, according to a new … read more »

Investing in a just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Andy Gouldson, William Irwin, Andrew Sudmant 4 February, 2019

In the first report from the Investing in a Just Transition UK project, the authors explore the extent of the challenge to ensure that action on climate change supports an inclusive economy in the UK, efforts that are already underway, and what actions investors can take. It includes a regional case study of Yorkshire and the Humber. read more »

New £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

Press release 31 January, 2019

The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, will today (31 January 2019) launch an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, … read more »

Sustainable finance in troubling times: five actions to prevent market turbulence turning into a crisis

a commentary by Nick Robins 9 January, 2019

Sustainable finance ended 2018 on a high. Never before has so much capital been committed to integrating environmental, social and governance factors. But financial markets also entered an unnerving cycle. If we are not careful, growing financial turbulence could divert attention away from the urgent need to scale up investment in climate action and sustainable development, writes Nick Robins. read more »