Insights Blog

The GGKP has access to the world's leading practitioners and experts on green growth. Our Insights Blog provides a place for you to tap into their latest thinking, including around recent research, new projects and upcoming events. Our latest blogs are listed below. 

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17 January 2019
Tools and Initiatives
Ivo Mulder
In order to make wise investment choices, financial institutions need to understand "how environmental change creates risks and opportunities for businesses and those that fund them." A new product, ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure), allows users to do just that by demonstrating how the economy depends on nature.
15 January 2019
Martine Durand
"[O]ur attachment to existing knowledge and belief systems can often stand in the way of getting a better appreciation of how the world works; only when major crises occur, or when a generation of decision-makers is replaced by a new one, do people recognise the need to use new lenses for “reading” the world around them," says Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of OECD Statistics and Data Directorate.
8 January 2019
Namita Vikas
"GDP as an indicator has limited capability in differentiating between positive and negative growth externalities and might not reveal the ideal sustainable growth path. By omitting natural and social capital, GDP lacks an inclusive, holistic, and futuristic vision," says Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head of Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking for YES BANK LTD.
7 January 2019
Sofia Ahlroth
"Comprehensive wealth accounts, which include produced, human, and natural capital, enable countries to apply a productivity measure that shows whether they are increasing in wealth or if their income is based on depleting their natural capital," says Dr. Sofia Ahlroth, Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank.
7 January 2019
Anton Cartwright
"I think of GDP as a proxy for the well-being that most people desire. At times it is a very poor proxy. It could be improved by expanding the definition of ‘productivity’ and the definition of ‘capital’ in the ‘marginal productivity of capital’ notion that drives growth in most economic models," says Anton Cartwright, green economy researcher at the African Centre for Cities and senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
24 October 2018
Stewart Elgie, Katherine Monahan
Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance has released its interim report. It describes the growing global shift to clean growth and climate resiliency, and sets out the main types of financial products, activities and market solutions that Canada can pursue to unleash the private investment needed to capture this critical economic opportunity.
17 October 2018
Kamleshan Pillay
Kamleshan Pillay, Climate Finance Lead at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
25 September 2018
Juliane Jansen
Reaching our commitments to fight the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental degradation requires concrete, innovative, and systematic approaches. The OECD-based Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting brings together environmental, tax, budget and fiscal affairs experts to find solutions that make the green transition easier.
25 July 2018
Will Bugler
Sixteen leading banks, UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Acclimatise, have published new methodologies that help banks understand how the physical risks and opportunities of a changing climate might affect their loan portfolios.
28 June 2018
Vinit Atal, Gireesh Shrimali
Researchers have developed a five-step methodology for central and state level government agencies looking to provide financial risk mitigation interventions to improve the credit profile of renewable energy projects in India.