Sustainable Finance Progress Report

Inquiry Report

Authors: Iain Henderson    Marcos Mancini   

Published By: UNEP Inquiry   

Date: Dec 2018

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Sustainable Finance Progress Report

Sustainable finance has developed at a considerable pace when measured against various yardsticks. Sustainable finance has also become an established part of the G20 and other international fora. Sustainability-related considerations and more recently, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are increasingly factored into investment decision-making and product development in a growing number of financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies. Related products, such as green bonds and other sustainability linked investment products and tools are growing at a rapid rate.

The focus of this review is on developments in G20 members while recognizing that action has also been taken in many non-G20 countries. The scope also includes innovations by international organizations and examples of international cooperation.

This document is open for consultation. Comments are welcome and should be sent to and by 20 December 2018.

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