Analysis of 35 large banks found that, by and large, they are unable to convey their overall climate progress. Many report on their climate-friendly investments, but few offer the full picture by also reporting their financing of activities that add emissions, too.
Banks are under pressure to disclose how their lending and investment activities affect global climate goals, but have struggled to choose the right metrics. New research provides insight into which metrics public- and private-sector banks can use, depending on asset class, to report on the...
Finance for adaptation and resilience remains modest relative to estimated needs, and adaptation remains largely dependent on grant funding from public sources. Yet, public finance for resilience can be invested more effectively.
Strengthen key policies and governance elements in strategically-important institutions in order to promote financing for sustainable activities and discourage financing for unsustainable ones.
Fostering and encouraging the United States and China to lead by example and serve as sustainable finance champions.
Promote NDC financing by identifying key capacity bottlenecks developing products designed at loosening those constraints.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sent a message to CEOs: we think companies that contribute to society are better investments. That's true—and if Fink wants to accelerate the shift, his firm will implement sustainability screens, drop dirty investments and make climate risk disclosure the norm.
New WRI research examined businesses that are part of the burgeoning "new restoration economy." The results were clear: Restoring degraded landscapes can yield big returns.
In recent years, hundreds of companies have entered the restoration industry. They represent a wide range of business models that deliver financial returns for investors while restoring forests and agricultural lands. This report profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration...
Multilateral development banks can put a charge into climate finance through expanded use of de-risking approaches, like guarantees and similar instruments.