Finance & society
Voluntary net-zero pledges are not sufficient. We need mandatory standards
Our new landmark report ’The problem lies in the net – How finance can contribute to making the world reach its greenhouse gas net-zero target’, provides policymakers the way to...
Climate change and financial crises: Soft measures will not shield us from the ultimate rainy day. We need hard rules
Financial institutions contribute to accelerating climate change by financing greenhouse gas emitting activities. In turn, they themselves are impacted by the devastating consequences of climate-related events, as well as transition...
The climate timebomb puts financial stability in danger. Time to act on climate risks!
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
Why financial supervision requires a qualitative approach to climate risks and tackling #GreenSwans
While it is now certain that climate change will destabilise the financial sector, measuring with any degree of precision its impact on financial institutions presents an impossible task for supervisors.
9 financial reforms for climate strikers – Infographic
Until we reform it, our financial system will continue to fund the fossil economy. Finance Watch guides you through 9 reforms that would make a real difference.
Sustainable Finance: EU becomes a global leader, but trillions unlikely to shift
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Bad loans: Europe’s measures displace the problem without solving it
By promoting the selling of bad loans to taxpayer-funded bad banks, or by passing on their risk to capital market investors in a non-transparent and unsafe way through securitisation, there...
Too-big-to-fail banks not only threaten our financial system – they also distort competition © Frédéric Hache / Finance Watch