Finance & society
Access to cash is a basic financial right (cartoon)
Cash is universal, non-discriminatory and available to all. What’s more, it’s simple to use and grants anonymity and privacy to EU citizens. When it comes to cash versus digital payments,...
Europe must harmonise its patchwork of transition plan requirements (infographic)
Transition plan requirements feature in several EU laws under discussion. Policymakers should harmonize these overlapping rules into a single, consistent requirement for all financial institutions to avoid legal uncertainty and...
Banking is on public lifelines once more: Time to reinforce banking rules (Cartoon)
Here we go again. Pouring public money onto the flames of the latest bank failure. Clearly, the international rules adopted since 2008 are not sufficient to make for a stable...
How to prevent the cost of climate risk from shifting to insurance policyholders
This 11 second video illustrates why insurers should shift their business models away from fossil fuel financing:
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.