July 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

The G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report adopted at the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou in September 2016 set out seven options identified by the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG) to accelerate the mobilization of green finance.

June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

This report has been prepared as part of Italy’s G7 Environment programme to explore how financial centres can contribute to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion across the G7. They are also a major driver of innovation for sustainable development.

October 2016
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

Over the past year, momentum towards a sustainable financial system has deepened, with a specific focus on green finance and climate risks.

June 2016
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

Green finance is a strategy for financial sector and broader sustainable development that is relevant around the world. But the context differs considerably for different countries.

September 2015
UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry), University of Cambridge

In 2014, the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL, working with and on behalf of the Banking Environment Initiative – BEI) commissioned a study entitled, “Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform – Are Environmental

October 2015
2nd Investing Initiative, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

The paper focuses on the role of banking diversity on access to finance for SMEs in the green economy.

September 2015
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (AsRIA), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

In South-East Asia a number of stakeholders are seeking to leverage green growth strategies, to reach macroeconomic and societal goals, and engage in profitable business.

September 2015
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry), Climate Bonds Initiative

The green bond market - bonds whose proceeds are used for green projects, most commonly climate mitigation and adaptation projects - is growing rapidly, with outstanding issuance at US$66bn in June 2015. This growth needs to be accelerated to keep pace with the climate challenge.

September 2015
United Nations Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry)

This report looks at fiduciary duty across eight markets (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Japan and South Africa) through a series of events, interviews, case studies and a legal review.

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