The study explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance. One of the key findings of the report is that private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders.
This report provides investment potential estimates across six key sectors (waste, renewable energy, public transportation, water, electric vehicles, and green buildings). Sector-specific investment potentials are estimated at the global and regional levels. The report also addresses urban resilience, financing solutions, and includes six deep dives into specific cities – one from each region – representing various sizes and stages of development:
This paper Creating Green Bond Markets: Insights, innovations, and tools from emerging markets represents the critical beginning for SBN members to build and expand local markets for green bonds. It captures SBN members’ diverse experiences and the latest insights into the drivers, challenges, and innovations to create green bond markets in the emerging markets.
The report Sustainable Banking Network: Global progress report presents a systematic view of progress toward sustainable finance among the emerging economies represented by SBN. It is based on a unique measurement framework to assess sustainable finance initiatives across emerging markets.
The report Creating Markets for Climate Business identifies seven industry sectors that can make a crucial difference in catalyzing private investment: renewable energy, off-grid solar and energy storage, agribusiness, green buildings, urban transportation, water, and urban waste management.
The report Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia offers recommendations to help unlock trillions of private sector financing for climatesmart investment opportunities in key sectors of interest to businesses in South Asia.
This report, Green Finance: A bottom-up approach to track existing flows, first defines what is “green” at a project level, based on the intended use of the investment in the real economy, through the application of estimates for the respective green share per project. It then aggregates the numbers at an industry and country level. These results can be compared to green finance needs to identify gaps and action points.
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Aligning Kenya's Financial System with Inclusive Green Investment: Current practice and future potential to mobilize investment in a sustainable economy, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (AsRIA), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment 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.