The Remarkable Rise Of ESG

18 July 2018

Responsible investing is widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of issues that traditionally are not part of financial analysis, yet may have financial relevance. This might include how corporations respond to climate change, how good they are with […]

Interview with Eric Usher on the Future of Financial Markets in the Light of Sustainability

7 March 2018

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, Climate Action talked to Eric Usher, Head of UNEP Finance Initiative about the future of financial markets in the light of sustainability. Eric will deliver the opening remarks of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, taking place in Paris 13th of March. Read the interview here. Find out more […]

Can we insure our way to healthier oceans and ocean communities?

9 February 2018

Can we insure our way to healthier oceans and ocean communities? Imagine a world where: Municipalities proactively restore wetlands and offshore reefs wherever possible to protect their citizens and infrastructure and lower their insurance premiums. Small-scale fishers receive insurance payouts immediately after devastating hurricanes so fisheries-dependent communities can start to recover. The risks of running […]

Eco-Business: What the UNEP FI has achieved in 25 years

18 January 2018

Defying sceptics, the UNEP Finance Initiative has created positive impact on a global scale. UN Global Compact founding director and Arabesque chairman Georg Kell looks at what the UNEP FI has achieved in a quarter of a century.

Climate Finance – Shifting from the Opportunistic to the Strategic

14 December 2017

The world has moved on since the triumph at Paris in 2015, when the world united around a pledge to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius, against a current trajectory of a four to five degree-rise by the end of the century. Meeting this target will require a restructuring of the global […]

Banks Heed Carney’s Call to Tackle Risks of Climate Change

12 July 2017

UNEP FI, together with 11 of the world’s leading banks, launched a project to implement the recommendations set out by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This pilot project is a pioneer initiative to develop scenarios, models and metrics to enable scenario-based, forward-looking assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and […]