Finance

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]

World Bank Pledges $24 mn to Enhance India’s Forest Ecosystem Services

18th August 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on India.  “New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Finance Ministry and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project, said an official. The project would be financed entirely by the World… [more]

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience: Mark Tercek Speaks at the Global Insurance Forum

26th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on LinkedIn by Mark Tercek, President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy.  The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency. Below is a compressed version of the keynote speech Mark… [more]

‘Significant Mobilisation of International & Domestic Public Resources’ Needed to Finance Biodiversity Targets

25th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  “According to Markus Lehmann, from the Convention on Biological Diversity, implementing the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets by 2020 – such as addressing underlying causes of biodiversity loss and safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity – will deliver substantial benefits to people and economies, but… [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]