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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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.
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 ces objectifs.
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 to the more fundamental question of finance’s purpose in society. World leaders have agreed some ambitious societal objectives, such as the Paris Agreement and the broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the need to re-direct financial flows to support these is obvious to all.

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