Banking

Asian Development Bank Calls for Green Financing Mechanisms

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Dawn.  “The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific. In a report released on Tuesday, the ADB highlighted the constraints for developing a large pipeline of bankable green infrastructure projects… [more]

Valuing Natural Capital: Applying the Natural Capital Protocol – YES BANK

6th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This report was produced by YES BANK.  Foreword by Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO YES BANK, Chairman Yes Global Institute. “Natural Capital is the irreplaceable thread that weaves life, culture, economies and lays the foundation for any civilization to grow and prosper. Traditionally, natural assets and ecosystem services have served as the bed rock… [more]

Ignoring or Paying Lip Service to Natural Capital Could be Disastrous for Banks

9th August 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on RFi Group.  “Ignoring or paying lip service to natural capital could be disastrous for banks writes Keith Rovers, partner at Minter Ellison. On top of quantifying the impacts of climate risk on loan books, assets portfolios and insurances lines, banks will also need to assess ‘natural capital’ impacts of its… [more]

Eleven of World’s Leading Banks to Work with United Nations to Promote Climate Transparency in Financial Markets

12th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally published on United Nations Environment Programme. Representing over $ 7 trillion, the banks include ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi, Itaú, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, Standard Chartered, TD Bank Group and UBS. Highlights: Collective effort led by UN Environment to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks… [more]

Why Business & Finance Must Understand their Impacts & Dependencies on Nature

23rd May 2017
Published under: Featured,Huffington Post Series

This article was written by Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition, and Marie Morice, Director, Natural Capital Finance Alliance for the Huffington Post.  Finance permeates the global economy, driving growth, development and prosperity. However, financial institutions (FIs), can also accelerate environmental damage, climate change and the loss of biodiversity. This degradation occurs when FIs,… [more]

How Climate Change & Natural Capital Are Changing Banking

27th March 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on GreenBiz. “The climate in financial institutions is changing. With a keen eye on market forces and a core business focused on supporting economic growth, leaders in financial institutions are launching low-carbon initiatives and investing in green infrastructure. The reason is simple: The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway… [more]