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Read more at: Centre for Sustainable Finance chairs discussion on the challenges facing hydropower in Africa
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Centre for Sustainable Finance chairs discussion on the challenges facing hydropower in Africa

28 May 2019

28 May 2019 – Last month, the Centre for Sustainable Finance chaired a panel discussion on attracting private finance into sustainable infrastructure, with the focus on hydropower, at the “Africa 2019” Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa conference in Windhoek, Namibia.


Read more at: Centre for Sustainable Finance hosts the FRANTIC consortium's first workshop

Centre for Sustainable Finance hosts the FRANTIC consortium's first workshop

22 May 2019

27 May 2019 – Earlier this month, the Centre for Sustainable Finance hosted a workshop on quantifying climate-related transition risks to the UK financial system. The workshop was organised by the consortium behind the project FRANTIC – Financial Risk and the Impact of Climate Change.


Read more at: Embedding environmental scenario analysis into routine financial decision-making in Mexico and South Africa

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.


Read more at: A landmark report supported by CISL assesses the financial impact of disruptive energy transition

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

9 October 2018

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.


Read more at: Financing climate adaptation: what’s next?
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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.


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

30 May 2018

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.


Read more at: G20 approaches to implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

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.


Read more at: New tools and analysis from CISL published in G20 report to help financial firms manage climate risk
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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.


Read more at: Five ways to mainstream green finance now
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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.


Read more at: CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system
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CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system

20 October 2016

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.