Guidance
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA)
This report provides a step-by-step guide for financial institutions conducting a rapid natural capital risk assessment, with links to additional online resources. The guide was developed based on experience piloting the approach with banks across three countries: Colombia, Peru and South Africa.
17 January 2019
Webinar
Online
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
On 17 January 2019 (10:00-11:00 AM CET) the UN Environment Finance Initiative is holding a webinar for the "Launch of natural capital risk tool and framework for financial institutions".
14 August 2018
Webinar
Online
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Acclimatise
On 14 August 2018 at 9:00AM - 10:30AM CEST and again at 4:00PM - 5:30PM CEST, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and climate risk and adaptation advisory firm Acclimatise are holding a webinar on "Assessing climate-related physical risks in the banking industry: Outputs of a working group of 16 banks piloting the TCFD".
April 2018
Extending Our Horizons: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate is the first report in a two-part series showcasing a scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on corporate lending portfolios. It focuses on transition-related risks and opportunities. The second report, Navigating a New Climate: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate focuses on physical-related risks and opportunities. It was published in July 2018.
July 2018
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Navigating a New Climate: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate is the second report in a two-part series showcasing a scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on corporate lending portfolios. It focuses on physical-related risks and opportunities. The first in the series, Extending Our Horizons: Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate focuses on transition-related risks and opportunities. It was published in April 2018.
May 2018
World Resources Institute (WRI), 2 Degrees Investing Initiative, United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
The Exploring Metrics to Measure the Climate Progress of Banks informs the ongoing debate about how public- and private-sector banks should assess and report on their contribution to the transition toward a low-carbon economy.
June 2016
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, BMZ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector is a study by UNEP FI that analyse the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change.
July 2017
UN Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), The Rockefeller Foundation
The Shifting Perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings - Part 1- the state of play report looks at why ESG factors matter in credit risk analysis, what investors and credit-rating agencies (CRAs) are currently doing on this front, and what their expectations are.
March 2011
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
The report, Universal Ownership – Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors, found that, large institutional investors are, in effect, “Universal Owners”, as they often have highly-diversified and long-term portfolios that are representative of global capital markets.
March 2015
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
This paper Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development seeks to provide the Financing for Development process with a perspective on the role institutional investors, companies, and foundations can play in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability.

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