Final Report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures

By |2020-01-24T16:35:51+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary On 30 September 2019, the TEG published its final report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures. The final report recommends a list of minimum technical requirements for the methodologies of ‘EU Climate Transition’ and ‘EU Paris-aligned’ benchmarks, with the objective to address the risk of greenwashing. The report also recommends a set of Environmental, Social and Governance
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Forecast Policy Scenario: Macroeconomic results

By |2020-01-24T16:32:16+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary Forecast Policy Scenario (FPS) models the impact of the forecasted policies on the real economy up to 2050, tracing detailed effects on all emitting sectors, including changes to energy demand (oil, gas, coal), transport, food prices, crop yields, and rates of deforestation. A summary of this report can be accessed here. The Inevitable Policy
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Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey 2019. Markets alert to the environment and society

By |2020-01-24T16:30:12+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary Users of the capital markets, the world over, are now highly alert to environmental and social issues, with around 60% of both issuers and investors saying  environmental and social issues are ‘very important’. The findings come from HSBC’s Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey 2019, a poll of 500 investors and 500 issuers from the Americas,
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The Inevitable Policy Response: Policy Forecasts

By |2020-01-24T16:28:18+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

The Inevitable Policy Response: Policy Forecasts Summary A forceful policy response to climate change is not priced into today’s markets. Yet it is inevitable that governments will be forced to act more decisively than they have so far, leaving investor portfolios exposed to significant risk. The longer the delay, the more disorderly, disruptive and abrupt
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Financing the Low-carbon Future. A private-sector view on mobilising climate finance

By |2020-01-24T14:12:35+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) was launched in January 2019 in order to accelerate private sector investment for climate solutions. The seven founder members have published this report “Financing the Low-Carbon Future” which examines the challenges and potential solutions to delivering the necessary financing for a sustainable low-carbon economy. The report highlights five
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Insuring a Low-Carbon Future. A practical guide for insurers on managing climate-related risks and opportunities

By |2020-01-22T12:30:58+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary Based on interviews with 14 proactive insurers, this report explores how climate awareness is being integrated into underwriting, investment, and group-wide risk management practices. In addition to exploring common barriers, this report also presents a practical framework of eight building blocks relevant for insurers introducing and developing climate strategies.

IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group Report: The Case for Simplifying Sustainable Investment Terminology

By |2020-01-22T12:28:33+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary As global efforts to channel more private sector investment towards sustainable development ramp up, one key barrier has been the sheer proliferation of terms referring to “sustainable investment.” In a 2019 survey, the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) polled member firms on their views. A significant majority agreed that industry alignment around simplifying
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A sustainable and responsible investment guide for central banks’ portfolio management

By |2020-01-22T12:26:04+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This guide is a hands-on approach aimed at central banks that wish to adopt Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) practices. It builds on the results of an SRI portfolio management survey among NGFS members and concludes with case studies of first-hand experiences by some NGFS members. Among the five SRI strategies identified in the
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IOPS Supervisory Guidelines on the Integration of ESG Factors in the Investment and Risk Management of Pension Funds

By |2020-01-22T11:25:07+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary The IOPS Supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds highlight a range of challenges to be met by pension funds governing bodies, asset managers and pension supervisors. The guidelines provide guidance and propose a number of actions to be taken by pension supervisory authorities,
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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Final Report

By |2020-01-22T11:22:11+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This is the final report of the UN PRI's "Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century" programme, which intended to clarify investor obligations and duties (fiduciary duties) in relation to the integration of ESG issues. The report affirms that fiduciary duty requires the incorporation of ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes. It describes
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