Leadership strategies for client engagement: Advancing climate-related assessments

This report is designed to support the financial sector to improve assessment and interactions with clients in line with net zero plans. It has been created as part of the UNEP FI TCFD programme and builds on the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Banking Environment Initiative Let’s Discuss Climate: the essential guide to bank-client engagement.

Recommendations for Credible Net-Zero Commitments from Financial Institutions

This paper sets out a high-level framework for what a credible, transparent and comparable 1.5°C science-based commitment looks like and what it will mean for the real economy transition. By defining net-zero, this guidance helps financial institutions achieve consistency in target setting and implementation of their net-zero goals.

Extending Our Horizons: Assessing credit risk and opportunity in a changing climate – Chinese Version

《放眼未来:气候变化带来的信贷风险与机遇评估》 第一部分:转型风险与机遇 此报告由16家全球领先银行合作完成,旨在试行金融稳定理事会气候相关财务信息披露工作组(TCFD)提出的建议。这16家银行皆为联合国环境署金融倡议(UNEP FI)的成员。该项目按照TCFD的建议开发和测试了一套情景分析法,评估气候变化对公司贷款组合的潜在影响。作为一个开创性的试验,此项目为应用TCFD建议的长期探索迈出了至关重要的第一步。 本报告主要分析转型风险,它与低碳经济转型相关,是系列报告的第一部分。 英文版     中文版   

Navigating A New Climate: Assessing credit risk and opportunity in a changing climate – Chinese Version

《应对新气候:气候变化带来的信贷风险与机遇评估》 第二部分:实体风险与机遇 本报告由16家全球领先银行在联合国环境规划署金融倡议(UNEP FI)秘书处的协调下合作完成。该项目按照TCFD的建议开发和测试了一套广泛适用的情景分析法,评估气候变化对公司贷款组合的影响。作为一个试点项目,此项目为应用TCFD建议的长期探索迈出了至关重要的第一步。 本报告主要分析实体风险。 英文版     中文版

Changing Course: A comprehensive investor guide to scenario-based methods for climate risk assessment – Chinese Version

《改变航向 – 投资者综合指南:响应TCFD 利用情景分析评估气候风险》 为响应金融稳定理事会(FSB)气候相关财务信息披露工作组(TCFD)的建议,对全球升温1.5℃、2℃、3℃情景开展投资分析,联合国环境规划署金融倡议(UNEP FI)召集了十一个国家的二十家机构投资者,于2018年至2019年间在Carbon Delta的协助下分析、评估、测试相关先进分析方法。本报告记录此次试点的成果和结论,旨在促进广大投资界理解并采纳TCFD建议。 英文版         中文版

Guidance on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Target Setting

The Guidance on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Target Setting is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for banks interested in increasing the sustainable use of resources such as energy, waste, water and raw materials and building a circular economy, where waste and pollution are eliminated, products and materials are kept in use at their highest value…

Good Practice Guide to Climate Stress Testing

UNEP FI’s Comprehensive Good Practice Guide to Climate Stress Testing is a detailed user guide for financial institutions looking to understand climate stress testing and develop plans for effectively executing them. It has been created to assist the financial sector in its climate stress testing journey and should be adapted to meet the needs of…

Key Takeaways from the UNEP FI Leadership Council

Download the key takeaways from the inaugural meeting of the UNEP FI Leadership Council which convened 20 CEOs of banks and insurers across six continents in November 2021 to debate how to further mainstream sustainable finance and accelerate the pace and scale of action worldwide. The wide-ranging discussion focused on disclosure of risks and impacts, and…

Scaling Blended Finance

The UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance released the Scaling Blended Finance discussion paper investigating obstacles to investing in climate solutions in emerging markets and arguing that blended finance vehicles can provide the necessary structures to help close the existing funding gaps in climate investment globally. Moreover, the paper lays out the potential solutions for…

Climate risk regulation in Africa’s financial sector and related private sector initiatives

This report highlights the state of climate risk regulation in Africa’s financial sector and presents an analysis of the financial stability architecture and climate risk initiatives in 12 selected deep-dive countries. It also highlights challenges hindering the integration of climate risk by financial sector authorities in Africa and offers potential areas of support for the key stakeholders in the finance ecosystem.

Greening the SMEs: Improving SME Access to Green Finance in Mauritius

This report offers a timely assessment of the access to, and the use of, green finance by SMEs in Mauritius. The study by extension evaluates the integration of sustainability in the business operations of SMEs in Mauritius, and explores applicable good practices and lessons from other countries and regions.

Credible Ambition, Immediate Action

This report summarises the actions, activities and achievements of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and its members since its establishment in September 2019.

Responsible Banking: Building Foundations

Responsible Banking: Building Foundation is the first collective progress report of the Principles for Responsible Banking signatories. It synthesizes individual reporting from over 200 signatories, providing a status update on their progress in implementing the PRB framework, and thereby taking steps to align their business strategies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

Climate Risk and Commercial Property Values

This report provides real estate practitioners and investors support in understanding the physical risks arising from climate change with a specific focus on how these risks affect commercial real estate asset values and prices. It also offers recommendations for next steps by market actors, policy makers and researchers connected with commercial real estate to guide future cross-sector engagement and research.

A Legal Framework for Impact: sustainability impact in investor decision-making

The report, authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and commissioned by PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, provides ground-breaking legal analysis on the extent to which legal frameworks enable investors to consider impact in their activities across 11 jurisdictions: the EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, UK and the US.

UNEP FI Annual Overview

Several milestones in sustainable finance are highlighted in our overview of UNEP FI’s work during the period from July 2019 to December 2020, which provides a summary of initiatives that are helping to transform the financial sector.

Discussion paper on governmental carbon pricing

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance recommends strengthening of current carbon-pricing instruments and regulations across global economy. Explicit mechanisms for escalating binding carbon-price floor and ceiling are detailed in this paper, delivered to G7 and G20 policymakers.