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  • Report of the Second GreenInvest Consultation

    Date: August 25, 2017

    The second GreenInvest event, held in Berlin in May 2017, aimed to foster dialogue between G20 countries, non-G20 developing countries and the private sector, with a view to making developing country voices heard. The workshop included representative...

  • Shifting Perceptions: ESG, Credit Risk and Ratings – part 1: the State of Play

    Date: July 5, 2017

    This report looks at why ESG factors matter in credit risk analysis, what investors and credit-rating agencies (CRAs) are currently doing on this front, and what their expectations are. The report highlights several disconnects between investors and ...

  • Report of the Initial GreenInvest Consultation

    Date: March 17, 2017

    GreenInvest was established at the G20 Leaders Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, in 2012 to accelerate investment in green priorities in developing countries. Since then, green finance has risen up the agenda of both policymakers and markets. GreenInves...

  • Green Finance – A Growing Imperative

    Date: May 17, 2016

    The Paulson Institute, together with the China’s Green Finance Committee, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg Philanthropies, co-hosted an event on 16 Apri...

  • The Equator Principles

    Date: February 29, 2016

    The Equator Principles are a voluntary code of conduct and a risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risks in projects, such as energy or infrastructure projects. Since their foundation in 2003, they...

  • Making the Jump

    Date: February 29, 2016

    This paper outlines the dynamics behind the financial regulatory paradigm shift that began in 2008-2009. It seeks to identify parallels with and differences from the slower moving, even more consequential, global climate change crisis, and the fitful...

  • Sustainable Finance?

    Date: February 29, 2016

    This paper seeks to assess how the international banking community is building sustainability into corporate strategies; how effectively these strategies are being implemented; how sustainability is being embedded into key business processes and deci...

  • Effects of Financial System Size and Structure on the Real Economy

    Date: November 7, 2015

    This paper provides an overview of the findings in the empirical economics and finance literature on the effects that various financial system characteristics have on real economic outcomes. Although the empirical evidence on various relationships is...

  • China Report: Alignment of Investment Strategies with Climate Scenarios

    Date: October 6, 2015

    Financial institutions today are unable to measure their exposure to climate change. There are equally no approaches to inform on the alignment of their investment strategies with national or international environmental goals. This report outlines in...

  • China Report: Greening China’s Bond Market

    Date: October 6, 2015

    This reports rovides an overview of the green bonds theme, innovative structures in the international market and potential application in China. A key message is that green finance, in addition to providing a green benefit, can assist in implementing...

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