• Environmental Stress Testing

    The objective of the pilot project on Environmental Stress Testing was to develop and test an innovative analytical framework and open-source tool that allow banks to assess the potential impact of drought events on the performance of their corporate loan portfolio. Typically, financial institutions lack respective instruments and capacities. The drought stress testing tool enables banks to assess if a client may be at risk from drought and how drought can affect a sector or region.

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  • Green Assets Wallet

    The Green Assets Wallet initiative aims to scale up the market for trusted green investments in order to support the delivery on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. To stimulate both the supply of and demand for credible green investment opportunities, especially in emerging markets, the initiative develops a blockchain-based technology for validating green investment claims that brings greater efficiency and transparency to the green debt market by immutable verification of green impacts.

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  • Green Bonds

    Against the background of the urgent need to mobilize capital at scale in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the green bond pioneer Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance, initiated in early 2016 a develoPPP public-private partnership with the objective to support the development of prosperous and sustainable green bond markets in Brazil, China, India and Mexico.

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  • Natural Capital & Finance

    In many emerging markets, the financial system is significantly exposed to natural capital risks as many sectors, which banks and pension funds finance, are heavily reliant on natural resources. Given the often insufficient availability of adequate data and methodologies as well as a lack of awareness and expertise, investors are typically poorly equipped in addressing such risks.

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  • Sustainable Banking

    The financial sector plays a key role in allocating capital towards a sustainable development in the multiple industries and sectors of an economy. Once banks’ lending and investment decisions follows stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, the leverage effect for positive impact can be tremendous. In order to support the transformation of the Indonesian economy, the Sustainable Banking initiative aims at promoting sustainable finance practices in its banking sector.

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  • Sustainable Stock Exchanges

    Stock exchanges play an important role in promoting improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure and performance among listed companies in equity and debt capital markets.

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  • Water Risk in Corporate Bond Analysis

    Extreme weather events such as droughts are becoming more frequent and severe worldwide. Given the related detrimental effects on economic activity, water risks are already considered by rating agencies such as S&P and Moody’s as a significant factor impacting the creditworthiness of companies.

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