Decoding Net-Zero For Financial Institutions in Emerging Markets
Recommendations to financial regulators
Despite the proliferation of net-zero commitments, there remains a lack of understanding on what net-zero entails, and how to arrive at it in the financial sector. This report puts forth recommendations to the banking and capital market regulators in emerging markets, on policies and financial interventions, to attract capital flows and enable net-zero alignment.
Gender Responsive Transition Finance Framework
Risks and opportunities within coal industries of emerging markets
This report reviews the need to embed gender-responsiveness within transition policies. It presents an integrated framework under the themes of policies and regulations, financial interventions, alternate financing mechanisms and community-level interventions, contextualising global best practices to emerging markets in the above areas.
ESG and Climate Risk Management in the Indian Financial Sector
A landscape analysis of 10 leading financial institutions
Financial institutions play a central role in an economy and are instrumental shaping environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes through lending, investment, and other financial decisions. Given the urgent challenge posed by climate change, India is on its path to improve the climate consistency and resilience of its financial system. This report maps the current knowledge of risk management and credit- lending teams in participating institutions and documents the gaps in knowledge of ESG and climate risk management. This first-of-its-kind assessment outlines how 10 front-running Indian financial institutions handle ESG issues in credit decisions and balance sheet risk assessments.
Blue Financing: Water For Future White Paper
Financing Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations for Integrated Water Resource Management
Global water resources are rapidly declining, with climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic worsening the already impending water crisis. India also faces a turbulent water future. With the rise in extreme weather- related events, a burgeoning urban population and rapidly growing water demand have added immense stress to India’s water sources.