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Policy portal Sustainable Finance

Our planet must remain livable and the financial industry plays a key role in securing its future: financial flows must be re-oriented from environmentally harmful activities to a sustainable economy.

Financial regulation, alongside other policies, should ensure private finance becomes an enabler of sustainable transition. This requires:

  • Transparency and corporate governance reforms to ensure real-world outcomes and prevent greenwashing.
  • Robust risk management and adequate capital levels of financial institutions to make them resilient, ensure a “safe transition” and avoid a climate-driven financial crisis.
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6 PUBLICATIONS

Report

Report – Transition Planning for Insurers: A supervisory tool to improve climate risk resilience

Policy brief

Six priorités pour construire le système financier d’un monde durable

Les dirigeants du monde entier ont convenu d’objectifs collectifs ambitieux comme l’Accord de Paris et, plus largement, les Objectifs de développement durable. Chacun reconnaît l’urgence de rediriger les flux financiers pour atteindre...
Policy brief

Finance Watch blueprint on sustainable finance

Following the crisis, the G20 set a financial reform agenda focused on the prudential perspective: “making finance not hurt society“. Ten years later, the current momentum around sustainable finance brings us back...
Report

New pathways: Building blocks for a sustainable finance future for Europe

Brussels, 25 September 2017- Finance Watch, together with GABV and Mission 2020, today published a white paper on financial sector reforms that could help deliver a sustainable finance transformation in Europe.
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the HLEG questionnaire on sustainable finance

Position paper

Briefing paper “ESMA’s role in sustainable finance”

This briefing from seven civil society groups (E3G, WWF, CDSB, CDP, ShareAction, ClientEarth, and Finance Watch) sets out six actions that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) should undertake, as part of...
Speech

Speech at the UN High-level SDG Financing Lab

Panel: What will it take to finance the SDGs? From Ambition to Reality. Opening statement by Giulia Porino, Membership, Outreach and Expertise Coordinator at Finance Watch

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