Investors can gain an edge by paying attention to environmental factors, like the ones that led to PG&E's bankruptcy filing. Now, over 150,000 chartered financial analysts, including portfolio managers and research analysts at investment management firms, have received new guidance on how to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies into their work, marking a significant step towards the mainstream for sustainable investing.
With new papers on fossil fuel subsidies and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the IMF is exploring ways it can help address the climate crisis.
The world's largest asset management firm is one of the most powerful investors in the world. Despite last year's declaration of a shift towards sustainability, BlackRock still has a ways to go before sustainability can be called one of its core principles.
Investors increasingly view global sustainability challenges as material to long-term financial performance, as the visible impacts of climate change—extreme heat, droughts, floods and sea level rise—become ever clearer. But do they have enough information to manage the risks and capitalize on the opportunities of a world in transition?
The Evolution of Bike Sharing: 10 Questions on the Emergence of New Technologies, Opportunities, and Risks
This working paper seeks to provide decision makers at the city level a series of frequently asked questions and responses in order to assess the adoption and implementation of bike sharing. It is not designed to be a comprehensive guide to bike-sharing implementation, nor is it meant to provide...
The COP 24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland delivered mixed results. Finance was an important part of the package agreed upon. Some countries made new financial commitments, but overall pledges fell short of the scale needed to enable truly ambitious action in line with what the latest science is calling for. On a more positive note, negotiators agreed on post-2020 financing rules that improve transparency on both past and future funding, and establish important processes to deliver on the...
Japan’s has the world’s third-largest asset management market, with its financial institutions managing nearly $30 trillion. Two hurdles stand in the way of the country realizing its full sustainable investment potential.
The Standing Committee on Finance, an expert body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, released its third Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance. Read a statement from Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Director of the Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute.
China's set to spend hundreds of billions on infrastructure in other countries through its Belt and Road investments. It's said it wants them to be green—here's how they can live up to that ideal.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is investing in projects developing infrastructure worth $6 trillion across many of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The Chinese government has taken initial steps to incorporate environmentally sustainable, or green, strategies and objectives into...