Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Japan Roadmap

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of […]

Drought Stress Testing Tool

                  The ‘Drought Stress Testing Tool’ enables banks to assess if a client may be at risk from drought and how drought can affect a sector or region. A clearer understanding of the risk associated with droughts can help build more resilient financial institutions, and by shifting finance […]

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

                Gender equality is an issue that impacts everyone, from diversity in boardrooms and at the executive level, to equal opportunities for education. Studies show that empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do, leading to increases in GDP, […]

Principles for Positive Impact Finance

The  Principles for Positive Impact Finance provide guidance for financiers and investors to analyse, monitor and disclose the social, environmental and economic impacts of the financial products and services they deliver. They provide a global framework applicable across different business lines, including retail and wholesale lending, corporate and investment lending, and asset management. The Principles require […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK and US Roadmaps

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following core […]

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.