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  • Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Global Sustainable Finance

    Date: May 7, 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper was developed to support thinking on how to respond to the pandemic from a sustainable finance perspective. Specifically, it has two objectives: The first is to set out what we know about the ways i...

  • Green Digital Finance – Mapping in Switzerland and Beyond

    Date: October 5, 2018

    As a global financial centre with a growing strategic interest in sustainable finance, and a country recognized as a leader in digital technologies and innovation, Switzerland is seeking an improved understanding of how digital finance can accelerate...

  • 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...

  • On the Role of Central Banks in Enhancing Green Finance

    Date: February 20, 2017

    The paper examines the role of central banks in ‘greening’ financial systems. Given the enormous investments needed to bring about a green transformation, the financial sector will have to play a central role in allocating resources towards a sus...

  • Towards a Performance Framework for a Sustainable Financial System

    Date: November 29, 2016

    This paper is intended to serve as a window on the Inquiry’s analytical approach, providing a deeper understanding of the unifying criteria for evaluation of multiple market designs for financial systems in a variety of economic, political and soci...

  • Greening the Banking System

    Date: September 5, 2016

    This paper takes stock of G20 experience with green banking, focusing on market practice. It assesses the evolving green banking agenda, focusing on mainstreaming and mobilization, drivers of progress, and key barriers. It concludes with a set of opt...

  • Definitions and Concepts: Background Note

    Date: September 5, 2016

    This short paper provides an initial mapping of existing practice in G20 and other countries and, where relevant internationally, highlights areas of convergence and difference, as well as distinctions between green, climate, and sustainable finance....

  • Government Subsidies to the Global Financial System

    Date: July 25, 2016

    The primary goal of the present study is to understand the character and to estimate the total value of subsidies, both direct and implicit, from governments to the private sector institutions that make up the global financial system. A secondary obj...

  • Experience and Lessons from South Africa: An Initial Review

    Date: June 17, 2016

    This paper provides an outline of South Africa’s financial sector, the environmental and social issues it faces, the response of government and financial regulators and the extent to which has resulted in measurable sustainable investment flows. In...

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Finance

    Date: June 13, 2016

    Infrastructure is often referred to as the backbone of the global economy and plays a fundamental role in societies by enhancing the quality of life and increasing productivity. In addition to its effects on society and the economy, infrastructure ca...

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