Sustainable Finance & Climate Strategy
As per International Capital Market Association (ICMA), Sustainable Finance incorporates climate, green and social finance while considering wider concerns of the longer-term economic sustainability of the organisations that are being funded, as well as the role and stability of the overall financial system in which they operate. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) defines it as a part of a long-term strategic plan to move from a consumption-centric economy to a more productive one.
The UNCTAD World Investment Report estimated an annual investment of USD 5-7 trillion to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Emerging markets would absorb half of this, i.e. a cumulative requirement of ~USD 30 trillion till 2030. Further, an IFC review of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of 21 developing countries (constituting 48% of global emissions) shows an initial investment opportunity of USD 23 trillion till 2030.
The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance’s biennial report showed sustainable investments in advanced markets grew at a 15% CAGR from 2012 to 2018, to reach USD 31 trillion. The headroom for growth is still immense. Financial Institutions globally are realigning to mainstream sustainable finance and tapping these growing opportunities.
auctusESG LLP, with experienced practitioners at its helm, is uniquely placed to facilitate this migration, by helping businesses
and investors allocate their capital appropriately.
auctusESG’s offerings focus on providing a 360° systemic approach to Sustainable Finance, including :
• Board level strategies and frameworks,
• Development of financial products and services
• Appraising and structuring of climate-aligned investments.
Its services include:
Frameworks for Responsible Banking and Investments as a Governance and Sustainability Strategy, its operationalisation at the Organisation’s Board, for CEO and Management
Climate Strategy with a risk and return charter
Institutionalisation and operationalisation of UN Principles of Responsible Banking and UN Principles of Responsible Investing
The development and structuring of financial products
in areas of:
- Climate Finance,
- Green Finance
- Responsible or ESG Investing
- Sustainable linked lending (retail & wholesale),
- Green bonds
- Transition finance or bonds,
- Blended finance solutions,
- Circular Economy financing,
- Social financing,
- Socially Responsible Investment (SRI),
- Impact investing
- Social bonds
The development of proposals for multilateral and fund granting agencies like Green Climate Fund
Its aim is to help clients achieve risk-adjusted returns along with sustainability mandates, ensure the longevity and value-creation in their portfolios and create a hedge against potential transition risks