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 – Financing Local Green Enterprises. Closing the funding gap for sustainable MSMEs in developing countries

Finance Watch and Green Economy Coalition have compiled the findings of seven case studies conducted in developing and emerging countries, in order to make a series of recommendations (economic and financial reforms) which could improve financing opportunities for green MSMEs in these economies. 
Consultation response

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

Report

Report “Nature’s Return” on integrating economic and environmental governance

The cost of the COVID-19 crisis shines a light on the real value of anticipation in policymaking. Without doubt, even this tsunami will be dwarfed by the consequences of the ongoing collapse of nature if we keep ignoring science. It is time to end business as usual and begin to deeply integrate environmental objectives in our economic governance.
Position paper

Game-changer: Financing the European Green Deal

A civil society briefing on financing a fair ecological transition
Report

Making Finance Serve Nature – Report

Finance Watch publishes landscape paper on natural capital and ecosystem services
Open letter

Open letter to European Parliamentarians on the Taxonomy regulation

On 27 March 2019, one day before the European Parliament will vote on a Taxonomy Regulation, six NGOs published an open letter to urge Parliamentarians to ensure that the EU’s Taxonomy and definition of “sustainable investments” provides a meaningful framework enabling to reorient finance flows from unsustainable to sustainable economic activities.

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