Integrating Natural Capital in Risk Assessments

The report, ‘Integrating Natural Capital in Risk Assessments’ is a step-by-step guide to help financial institutions conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment. The guide has already been piloted by five banks, and complements the recently launched ENCORE tool (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure), which enables financial institutions to understand and assess their exposure to natural capital risks. The guide helps banks…

Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure: A practical guide for financial institutions

The world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy has been launched by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA). The web-based tool, called ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure), will help global banks, investors and insurance firms assess the risks that environmental degradation, such as the pollution of oceans or destruction of…

Natural Capital Protocol – Finance Sector Supplement

Launched in April, in Hong Kong, ‘Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol’ is a tool for financial institutions to assess how their business is impacted by, and depends upon the natural world. The Natural Capital Protocol has created a globally recognized and standardized framework for business. This supplement to…

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 to less vulnerable sectors and regions, economies can become…

NCD Roadmap

This report provides preliminary guidance on how the four commitments in the Natural Capital Declaration can be implemented by the finance industry.
Executive Summary


The report investigates sovereign credit risk in terms of natural resource risks and environmental impacts.

Chief Liquidity Series – Issue 3: Extractive Industries

The third issue of the Chief Liquidity Series focuses on a number of sub-sectors within the broader extractive sector. The first part of the briefing displays how water risks may manifest themselves in different types of extractive sub-sectors and how this in turn could affect the finance sector. Within the realm of this publication we…

Biodiversity Offsets: Voluntary and Compliance Regimes

A new UNEP-WCMC and UNEP FI report – “Biodiversity Offsets: Voluntary and Compliance Regimes” – provides an overview of voluntary biodiversity offset initiatives by businesses as well as compliance regimes of governments that are requiring companies to offset their impact on biodiversity and ecosystems. It also highlights existing challenges and opportunities for such schemes. Published:…

Natural Capital Declaration

A commitment by the finance sector to integrate natural capital criteria into their products and services

Tread lightly

Biodiversity and ecosystem services risk and opportunity management within the extractive industry