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Demystifying Adaptation Finance for Private Sector

‘Demystifying Adaptation Finance for Private Sector’ is the second of a series of studies by UNEP FI that analyse the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change. This study seeks to shed light on the role, potential and policy needs of private financial institutions in enabling adaptation to the unavoidable physical […]

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Connecting Financial System and Sustainable Development: Market Leadership Paper

This paper examines how financial institutions are  individually and collectively driving change, across financial sectors and sustainability issues, and considers the life cycle of how leadership actions influence mainstreaming and transformation across the industry. Part 1 broadly scopes the achievements of market innovation in banking, investing and insurance in the last 12 months and their […]

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Investment Portfolios in a Carbon Constrained World: PDC 2016 report

The second annual progress report from the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), provides an introduction to the coalition and an overview of the decarbonization approaches and strategies of its members. It reflects on the experiences of members, and offers suggestions on how governments, investors and the PDC can accelerate the process of portfolio decarbonization in ways […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: UK and US Roadmaps

UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation published the US and the UK roadmaps to advance fiduciary investment practice in two major pension markets. The roadmaps support a regulatory framework that reflects the modern interpretation of fiduciary duty; an interpretation which requires investors to consider long-term value drivers, of which ESG factors are a core […]

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Guide to Banking and Sustainability – Edition 2

The Guide to Banking and Sustainability (“Guide”) is a high-level, functional overview of what a sustainable bank looks like from inside and to the outside. Who and what is it meant for? The Guide is first and foremost a tool for banking practitioners themselves. It is meant as an awareness-raising, integration and outreach tool for: […]

SSE 2016 Report on Progress.

With 59 exchanges partnering with the SSE initiative, over 70% of listed equity markets have made a public commitment to advancing sustainability in their market.