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Centre for Sustainable Finance

CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance is a research, education and practice hub on financial market reform to help governments, financial institutions and businesses build a sustainable financial system.

The Centre for Sustainable Finance builds on and informs CISL’s work with the financial system, much of which has taken place since the global financial crisis of 2007/08. The combination of high-calibre research, deep industry engagement through CISL’s finance sector leaders groups, and exceptional educational programmes is unusual, if not unique, in the world of sustainable finance.

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Risk and resilience

Embedding resilience to environmental risk in routine financing decisions.

Positive impact

Enabling investors to achieve positive impact against the Sustainable Development Goals.

Harnessing the digital revolution to direct capital to sustainable business models.

 

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Embedding environmental scenario analysis into routine financial decision-making in Mexico and South Africa

November 2018 – Following on from its work as a knowledge partner to the G20’s Green Finance Study Group, CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance has published reports on embedding environmental scenario analysis into financial decision-making in Mexico and South Africa.

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A landmark report supported by CISL assesses the financial impact of disruptive energy transition

11 October 2018 – On Monday, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) launched an energy transition risk stress test for the financial system of the Netherlands. The study, supported by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's Centre for Sustainable Finance, provides a first attempt at assessing potential financial stability impact of a disruptive energy transition.

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The Review of Financial Studies Climate Finance Conference, London, 5-6 October 2018

from Oct 05, 2018 08:00 AM to Oct 06, 2018 06:45 PM Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair, London,

Hosted by Imperial College Business school and supported by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), this conference will feature papers on Climate Finance by scholars from around the world.

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Financing climate adaptation: what’s next?

6 July 2018 – Miroslav Petkov, Director in S&P Global Ratings' Sustainable Finance Team, considers the possible growth of climate adaptation financing in the face of increasingly adverse environmental conditions.

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Two-thirds of G20 member states are engaged with the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations

31 May 2018 – Approximately two-thirds of G20 member states have actively engaged with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), set up by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to help the financial sector take account of climate-related issues.

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G20 approaches to implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

May 2018 – This report; Sailing from different harbours: G20 approaches to implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, reviews the progress made by the national regulatory agencies of G20 members in making the TCFD recommendations relevant to their national contexts. It considers actions taken by the national (and international in the case of the EU) regulatory authorities in underlining the relevance, and taking steps towards potential implementation, of the TCFD recommendations.

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New tools and analysis from CISL published in G20 report to help financial firms manage climate risk

11 July 2017 – For two years CISL has been a knowledge partner of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, with the resulting report, 'Enhancing Environmental Risk Assessment in Financial Decision-making', published at the end of the G20 summit. Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance at CISL, discusses how the tools in the report aim to help financial firms carry out environmental risk analysis more effectively.

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Five ways to mainstream green finance now

11 July 2017 – How can the financial industry aid climate-related financial disclosures, enhance environmental risk analysis, and make better use of publicly available environmental data to analyse financial risk and inform decision-making on future investments, asks Dr Nina Seega, CISL Research Consultant and co-author of the G20 Green Finance Study Group’s background paper on Enhancing Environmental Risk Assessment in Financial Decision Making.

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CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system

20 October 2016 – Today a group of leaders from 22 leading finance sector institutions met to review achievements made by the G20 to date, and to develop the priority actions needed to push forward real progress in creating a greener financial system.

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Environmental risk analysis by financial institutions – a review of global practice

September 2016 – The G20’s new Green Finance Study Group asked the Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Finance to serve as Knowledge Partner and make recommendations on how to integrate environmental risk into mainstream financial decision-making.

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G20 Leaders welcome 'Green Finance', supported by analysis commissioned from CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance

5 September 2016 – World leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, today issued a Communiqué recognising the importance of scaling up green finance and welcoming the voluntary options put forward by the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG).

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Centre for Sustainable Finance asked to serve as Knowledge Partner to the G20 Green Finance Study Group

31 May 2016 – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Centre for Sustainable Finance will review how the world's financial institutions are developing new tools and techniques to integrate emerging environmental risks into decision-making.

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