The landscape of development finance is changing rapidly. Traditionally, international financial flows moved from developed countries to developing countries. In the last decade, however, major emerging economies such as China and Brazil have fueled a growing trend of South-South development flows by increasingly channeling their overseas investments to other developing countries.
As the reporting deadline for 2010 looms, developed countries will need to prove that they are honestly meeting their modest $30 billion commitment.
Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
This piece originally appeared in The Economic Times (India).
Re-Thinking the Legitimacy of Institutions for Climate Finance
This report seeks to ground the debate on climate finance in an objective analysis of ongoing efforts to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
An update on the role of climate finance in the international climate negotiations.
Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector
This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
Limited transparency around corporate sustainability risks can lead to investments that are bad for the environment, and investors' bottom lines.
How can the financial community better understand the financial impacts of environmental trends?
Taking the Pulse of Asia’s Financial Community
This working paper frames the key challenges to analyzing the financial impacts of emerging environmental trends in South and Southeast Asia.