This is the first assessment of the ESG integration performance across 35 ASEAN banks in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – introducing the scoring method in detail.
This guide aims to help Asian FMCG companies and their financiers understand the environmental issues related the three main inputs: soft commodities, water and packaging – and the commercial relevance of managing these issues.
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures seeks to develop recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures that are consistent, comparable, reliable, clear, and efficient, and provide decision-useful information to lenders, insurers, and investors.
Sustainable Finance refers to the integration of environmental, social and governance aspects into the decision-making of financial players.
Green financial solutions
Are regulated investment or loan vehicles that aims to deliver sustainable long-term capital growth and work towards the sustainability of the natural environment.
EU Technical expert group on sustainable finance
The European Commission set up the Technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist it in developing
an EU classification system – the so-called EU taxonomy; an EU Green Bond Standard; methodologies for EU climate benchmarks and disclosures for benchmarks; and guidance to improve corporate disclosure of climate-related information.
The Capital has often been thought of narrowly as physical capital – the machines, tools, and equipment used in the production of other goods, but our wealth and wellbeing also relies on natural capital, which support our economies and sustain our lives. These services include purifying our water, regulating our climate, reducing flood risk, and pollinating our crops.
The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), is a group of central banks and supervisors willing, on a voluntary basis, to share best practice and contribute to the development of environment and climate risk management in the financial sector and mobilize mainstream finance to support the transition towards a sustainable economy.
Bankable nature solutions aim to deliver impacts that reduce pressure on ecosystems, drive resilience and sustainability for both people and nature, while generating positive financial returns for communities and investors. WWF is looking at Bankable Solutions to identify a pipeline of projects to protect and sustain ecosystems.
WEF global risk report
The Global Risks Report is an annual study published by the World Economic Forum and describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year. The 2020 report highlighted environmental risks as most likely and impact-full.
The TEG has been working on developing the EU taxonomy for climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation, which aims to define economic activities that are environmentally sustainable. It intends to be as comprehensive as possible and cover all relevant parts of the economy.
Environmental bonds – generally called “green bonds” – are financial instruments classified under the fixed income security asset class that raise debt for investment in companies or projects with specific environmental benefits/outcomes in mind.
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