In order to fulfill its mission UNEP FI strives to provide a number of products and services directly aimed at facilitating the implementation of sustainable finance policies and practices in the global financial sector. Please find these listed below.

Impact Analysis Tools

The UNEP FI Impact Analysis Tools have been designed open-source for banks, investors and their corporate clients and investee companies. The tools are designed to enable practitioners to implement a holistic approach to impact analysis and management. The tools include the Corporate Impact Analysis Tool, the Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool for Banks, the Real Estate Impact Analysis Tool and the Investment Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool.

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Transition Check Tool

Transition Check allows corporate lenders and other financial institutions to quantify the impact of transition risk on their customers and corporate lending portfolios across a wide variety of climate scenarios. Transition Check applies the risk assessment methodology collaboratively developed by Oliver Wyman, the UNEP FI and thirty-nine global financial institutions as part of UNEP FI’s Task-Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) pilot program.

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The online ENCORE tool (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure) enables users to visualise how the economy impacts and depends on nature and how environmental change creates risks for businesses and thus financial institutions. Starting from a business sector, ecosystem service, or natural capital asset, ENCORE can be easily used to start exploring natural capital risks. These risks can be explored further to understand location-specific risks with maps of natural capital assets and drivers of environmental change.

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Guide to Banking and Sustainability

A high-level, functional overview of what a sustainable bank looks like from inside and to the outside, the Guide is first and foremost a tool for banking practitioners themselves. It is meant as an awareness-raising, integration and outreach tool for:

  • Senior management and board members seeking to educate themselves and their employees on banking and sustainability
  • Sustainability teams seeking to engage employees across the bank
  • Employees seeking to understand the relevance of sustainability issues to their work
  • Employees who are engaging with external shareholders and stakeholders on sustainability expectations, risks, inquiries, and other matters.

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Human Rights Tool

Designed as an online signposting tool, the Human Rights Tool provides information to lenders on human rights risks. Included in the tool:

  • Background information
  • Specific issues relating to different industry sectors
  • Key questions to assist in impact assessment
  • Relevant international laws, standards and initiatives

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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 more stable and resource efficient. In turn, this helps the planet, as more resource efficient production in less vulnerable areas can produce healthier ecosystems better equipped to absorb shocks such as droughts.

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