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

Consultation response

Response to the UK Transition Plan Taskforce Framework and Guidance Consultation


Report – A safer transition for fossil banking: Quantifying capital needed to reflect transition risk

New research shows the world’s 60 biggest banks have $1.35 trillion USD of exposures to fossil fuel assets. Capital increase needed to reflect risk is equivalent to 3-5 months of bank profits.

Global Green Finance Index 3

The third edition of the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI 3) was published on 27 March 2019. It is a ranking of international financial centres – such as Paris, New York, Shanghai etc....

Global Green Finance Index 1

The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) ranks the world’s financial centres according to perceptions of the quality and depth of their green finance offerings. This first edition of the index, GGFI 1, was published...

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