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Inquiry Publications

  • Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System

    Date: 13-Nov-2017

    The objective of this Roadmap is to propose an integrated approach that can be used by all financial sector stakeholders—both public and private—to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable financial system. This approach can bring policy cohesiveness across ministries, central banks, financial regulators, and private financial sector participants to focus efforts. The ultimate vision that

  • Green Digital Finance – Mapping in Switzerland and Beyond

    Date: 05-Oct-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 the greening of financial flows. This implies the integration of environmental risks and opportunities into day-to-day financing and

  • Asia Pacific Briefing

    Date: 15-Apr-2015

    Adequate, appropriate finance is crucial for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) estimates that the region needs to invest around US$2.5 trillion a year between 2013 and 2030 to achieve key sustainable development goals. The region’s developing financial and capital markets

  • Environmental Data Dialogues in Mexico

    Date: 10-Dec-2018

    The objective of this paper is to catalyse a dialogue between environmental data suppliers in Mexico (e.g. National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Environment and Natural Resource Secretary (SEMARNAT), National Biodiversity Commission (CONABIO)) and environmental data users (e.g. banks, insurance companies, asset managers, asset owners) in order to further integrate the use of publicly

  • US Country Report

    Date: 11-Feb-2016

    While US financial institutions have at times enjoyed a reputation of being something of a laggard on sustainability issues versus their European counterparts, significant changes and innovations are under way which are beginning to drive meaningful change. Record levels of awareness on sustainability issues in the US, including from millennials, are accelerating activities such as: Increased levels of

  • Bangladesh Country Report

    Date: 09-Oct-2015

    Bangladesh has been a leader in developing policies to shape a greener and more inclusive financial system. It has a suite of green banking regulations and policies including concessional green refinancing, credit quotas for green finance and guidance and requirements on environmental due diligence. Green finance is growing but it remains modest compared to the scale of Bangladesh’s

  • Aligning Climate Finance to the effective implementation of NDCs and to LTSs

    Date: 05-Dec-2018

    The purpose of this paper is to propose mechanisms to improve the alignment of international climate finance with national priorities for the implementation of the Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), by mapping practice and identifying barriers to the alignment of finance by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) – which include Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and

  • Africa Briefing

    Date: 31-Mar-2015

    While Africa’s financial system has developed rapidly, it can often seem disconnected from the continent’s financing needs for sustainable development. This report, which was developed by the Inquiry for the 2015 Conference of Ministers of the Economy and Finance in Addis Ababa, draws on international experience from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa and

  • Kenya Country Report

    Date: 04-Nov-2015

    This report, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote inclusive green investment in Kenya. It focuses on policy, structural, and investment innovations across the economy and financial sector that would increase capital flows that support sustainable development. It looks at the main

  • China Report

    Date: 06-Oct-2015

    The Inquiry collaborated in an 18-month project, Greening China’s Financial System, carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Finance Research Institute (FRI), Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. The aim was to develop specific proposals for greening China’s financial system, based on an analysis of current practice in China

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