All pages with keywords: sustainable finance

How could sustainable finance help avoid an emerging market sovereign debt crunch?

a commentary by Alexandra Pinzón, Nick Robins, Mike Hugman 26 May, 2020

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a trio of sustainable finance innovations could enable emerging economies to overcome sovereign debt problems and support their delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, write Alexandra Pinzon, Nick Robins and Mike Hugman. read more »


Earth Day 50 – Sustainable finance: the road ahead

a policy publication by Nick Robins 21 April, 2020

Transcript of the keynote speech delivered by Nick Robins on 20 April 2020 as part of Earth Day Week, in which he suggests five priorities for how we should reset sustainable finance in the decade to 2030. read more »


Why Japan is leading the TCFD wave

Commentary 24 March, 2020

In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series, Satoshi Ikeda sets out the reasons why Japan is leading the way in terms of businesses committing to reporting using the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). read more »


Financial success through sustainability leadership: how one energy company is aligning its business strategies to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Commentary 27 February, 2020

In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series, Alberto De Paoli explains how Enel, a multinational energy company, is leveraging the opportunities offered by decarbonisation to deliver on social and environmental goals. read more »


Time for finance to turn down the heat

a commentary by Nick Robins 26 February, 2020

As the financial system gears up for the COP26 UN climate summit in November, leaders of financial institutions will need to know the answer to two questions: what is your temperature score and how will you bring it down to 1.5°C as soon as possible? Nick Robins looks at the progress being made. read more »


Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

a policy publication by Simon Dikau, Nick Robins, Matthias Täger 10 December, 2019

This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the ‘new normal’ and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. read more »


How Scotland can mobilise finance for a just transition

a commentary by William Irwin, Nick Robins, Jamie Brogan 24 October, 2019

Scotland is targeting a net-zero transition that is inclusive and fair. Here, the authors report from a recent gathering of finance and government stakeholders in Edinburgh that explored how finance can be mobilised as part of the just transition. read more »


Banking the just transition in the UK

Banking the just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell, William Irwin 14 October, 2019

This policy insight looks at looks at the contribution the banking sector can make to ensuring that a just transition happens in the UK, under the Government’s commitment to a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050. read more »


Insurers disclosing climate risk need to remember their customers

a commentary by Swenja Surminski, Sam Unsworth 2 August, 2019

Extending climate risk disclosure to customers could yield a range of benefits for insurers, customers and the climate, but the industry will need to deepen the relationships that it holds with customers in order to achieve this, write Swenja Surminski and Sam Unsworth in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »


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 »