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  • Aligning Financial System Architecture and Innovation with Sustainable Development

    Date: August 8, 2018

    Finance is a keystone to the successful implementation of the Agenda 2030 but significant barriers exist to securing adequate public and private financing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A broader strategy is needed to align the systemi...

  • Mainstreaming Sustainable Finance

    Date: July 18, 2018

    This briefing summarises the discussions held during the “Mainstreaming Sustainable Finance” event in Washington, D.C. on 20 April 2018. At this convening; senior policymakers and private financial sector leaders shared perspectives on the rapidl...

  • Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries

    Date: July 2, 2018

    This collaborative research project between Imperial College Business School and SOAS has been commissioned by UN Environment, with generous financial support from the MAVA Foundation. The study finds that climate risks are increasing the cost of cap...

  • Greening the Rules of the Game

    Date: May 23, 2018

    Over the past four years, the number of measures taken by financial policymakers and regulators to promote green and sustainable finance has significantly increased. This report is the first to chart this ‘quiet revolution’ and analyse this impor...

  • Making Waves

    Date: April 17, 2018

    The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System was initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme to advance options to align the financial system with sustainable development. ‘Making Waves: Aligning the Financial System with...

  • Annual Overview 2017

    Date: January 15, 2018

    The Inquiry’s annual overview provides a summary of our work on aligning the financial system with sustainable development during 2017, divided in four themes: Country engagement International collaboration Cross-cutting themes: GreenInvest and...

  • Accelerating Financial Centre Action on Sustainable Development

    Date: December 12, 2017

    Mobilizing the world’s financial centres is essential to make progress on climate change and sustainable development. The momentum towards a sustainable financial system is clear and yet insufficient to deliver the Paris Agreement and the Sustainab...

  • Green Tagging: Mobilising Bank Finance for Energy Efficiency in Real Estate

    Date: December 12, 2017

    This report finds that green tagging around real estate and energy efficiency is growing at a critical time. Based on a survey of the 10 participating banks, the report identifies five key trends around green tagging: New green business opportunities...

  • Establishing China’s Green Financial System: Progress Report

    Date: November 16, 2017

    The report finds that China – which put green finance on the G20 agenda during its 2016 presidency – is following through on its political commitment to boost the financing required to do this. The report looks particularly at progress since the ...

  • Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore

    Date: November 15, 2017

    This Report aims to mainstream and socialise the idea and opportunities associated with Green Finance, as well as to explore how Singapore as a financial hub can offer Green Finance as additional expertise to better serve the needs of the ASEAN and A...

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