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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


Global Green Finance Index 2

The second edition of the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI 2) was published on 27 September 2018. It is a ranking of international financial centres – such as Paris, New York, Shanghai etc....
Consultation response

Response to the consultation on carbon benchmarks

Consultation response

Response to the consultation on a framework for sustainable investment

Consultation response

Response to the consultation on disclosure relating to sustainable investments & sustainability risks

Consultation response

Contribution to the consultation on the EU framework for public reporting by companies

Consultation response

Consultation response on investment advice regarding ESG preferences


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...
Position paper

Finance Watch analysis of the HLEG recommendations on Sustainable Finance

The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on sustainable finance has published its final report* on 31st January 2018. In this note Finance Watch highlights its reaction to, and analysis of the report.
Consultation response

Consultation response on institutional investors and asset managers’ duties regarding sustainability

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