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.
This initiative aims at providing financial institutions in partner countries with an understanding of the relevance and magnitude of the natural capital risks they are exposed to and to further support them in integrating sucks risks into their lending and investment decision-making through the provision of market knowledge and capacity building tools.
The initiative was implemented in Brazil and India. Check the country pages for more information, including market studies and finance toolkits.