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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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8 PUBLICATIONS

Consultation response

Consultation response – EIOPA Discussion Paper on Prudential Treatment of Sustainability Risks

Consultation response – EIOPA Discussion Paper on Prudential Treatment of Sustainability Risks
Open letter

Open letter: banks and insurers must account for climate risk

In the open letter below, sent to policymakers in the European Parliament, Finance Watch and 13 partners call to include mandatory transition plans and capital requirements for climate-related risks in their review of the EU banks and insurers prudential rules.
Open letter: banks and insurers must account for climate risk
Consultation response

Consultation response for EIOPA: climate change materiality assessments and scenarios in ORSAs

Consultation response for EIOPA: climate change materiality assessments and scenarios in ORSAs
Report

Report: A ‘silver bullet’ against Green Swans – Incorporating climate risk into prudential rules

Simple measures taken now can sever climate change-financial instability link, says a new report “A silver bullet against green swans: Incorporating climate-related financial risk into bank and insurance prudential rules”.
Report

Report – Insuring the uninsurable: Tackling the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector

A Finance Watch report on how to tackle the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector.
Open letter

Letter to EU policymakers to close ‘climate-finance doom loop’ through CRR, Solvency II upgrades

Finance Watch called on EU leaders not to miss the opportunity of the upcoming review of banking and insurance prudential legislation to properly integrate climate risk. The letter was sent along with the proposed amendments to CRR and Solvency II copied below.
Consultation response

Response to EIOPA consultation on sustainability within Solvency II

Response to EIOPA consultation on sustainability within Solvency II
Consultation response

EIOPA consultation on integration of sustainability risks and factors

EIOPA consultation on integration of sustainability risks and factors

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