G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group Document Repository

Date: 18 Apr 2017


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G20 Green Finance Study Group Document Repository


The proposal to launch the Green Finance Study Group under China’s Presidency of the G20 in 2016 was adopted by the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting on 15 December 2015 in Sanya, China. The Study Group is co-chaired by China and the United Kingdom, with support from UN Environment (UNEP) as secretariat.


G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report


Full report: Chinese | English

Summary: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish


Input Papers:


  1. Definitions and Concepts: Background Note (UNEP)
  2. Environmental Risk Analysis by Financial Institutions (University of Cambridge (CISL))
  3. Greening Institutional Investment (PRI/UNEP FI)
  4. Greening the Banking System: Experiences from the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN/IFC)
  5. Outline Framework for Measuring Progress on Green Finance (WBG)
  6. Green Bonds: Country Experiences,Barriers and Options (OECD/ICMA/CBI/China GFC)
  7. Analytical Report on Investment Governance and the Integration of ESG Factors (OECD)
  8. Quantitative Framework: Analysing Potential Bond Contributions in a Low-Carbon Transition (OECD)
  9. Greening the Banking System: Taking Stock of G20 Green Banking Market Practice (UNEP)
  10. Greening Banking Policy (University of Zurich)
  11. Progress Report on Approaches to Mobilising Institutional Investment for Green Infrastructure (OECD)
  12. Green Bonds – Certification, Shades of Green, and Environmental Risks (BIS)
  13. Report on the Swiss Private Sector Workshop (Bern, May 2016)- ‘Modeling and Assessing Environmental Risks’ (Swiss Federal Department of Finance)
  14. An Initial Analytical Framework and Research Roadmap: Implications of Green Finance for the Cost of Capital, Growth, and Financial Stability (IMF)




  1. Communiqué G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Shanghai, China, 26-27 February 2016
  2. Communiqué G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 15 April 2016
  3. Communiqué G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Chengdu, China, 24 July 2016
  4. Communiqué G20 Leaders Summit, Hangzhou, China, 5 September 2016



Input papers have been prepared by the authors as a contribution to the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG) but have not been endorsed by it nor do they represent the official views or position of the GFSG or any of its members.


Links to co-chair and secretariat websites:

China (People’s Bank of China)
UK (Bank of England)


Links to related B20 & C20 material:

B20 website
B20 Financing Growth Policy Task Force (See recommendation 2)
C20 website
C20 Communiqué (See paragraph 20)


For more information, please contact the secretariat at: InquirySecretariat@unep.org