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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.
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 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 2017
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF), Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Global Canopy Programme (GCP), RMS
The Drought Stress Testing Tool allows financial institutions to see how incorporating drought scenarios changes the perception of risk in their own loan portfolios.
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.
September 2015
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

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.

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

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

May 2015
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor, insurance is at the heart of a sustainable financial system.

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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