Entries for 'Sustainable Finance'
May 2, 2019
Steady Fed gives sense of balanced risks: “healthy” U.S. economic trajectory, potential inflation rise towards 2%; Frontier market debt growing quickly — total outstanding $3.2 trillion — sovereign defaults low (for now); Green and sustainability-linked lending nearly doubles in 2018 – now almost $100 billion outstanding; LIBOR transition fraught with risks — linked to contract maturity profiles, spreads to new benchmarks
April 30, 2019
The green loan market is still a niche but growing fast: gross issuance hit $60 billion in 2018—up by 30% from 2017
April 15, 2019
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations front and center for EM infrastructure
April 12, 2019
The brand-new IIF “All About the Green” Podcast kicked off with its first episode. This monthly podcast series shines a spotlight on the exciting and ...
April 8, 2019
With this note we are launching a new line of topical research on issues related to sustainable finance. After record levels of issuance in Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, the green bond universe is now over $430 billion
April 5, 2019
The IIF has submitted a response letter to IOSCO Consultation Report entitled “Sustainable finance in emerging markets and the role of securities regulators.”
March 28, 2019
Sustainable growth high on the policy agenda; Market fragmentation poses risks for scaling up green finance markets; Demographic and social challenges for growth in China point to a decline in savings rates and home sales
March 25, 2019
In a letter to the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, the IIF sets out six principles regarding the need for a sustainable finance taxonomy that can be practical, internationally-applicable, and readily adapted to the needs of users in different jurisdictions.
February 5, 2019
The IIF has submitted the response letter to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Consultation Paper - Enhancing banks’ and insurers’ approaches to managing the financial risks from climate change.
January 31, 2019
Fed flexibility on balance sheet normalization could have far-reaching consequences; Tech stock valuations suggest fears that trade war is morphing into tech war; A more dovish Fed spells respite for highly indebted EM borrowers; Unprecedented growth in green syndicated lending; Sharply higher debt in vulnerable low-income countries puts sustainable development goals at risk
January 24, 2019
Davos debates debt, urges action on financing for sustainable development goals; Analysts get more pessimistic about the outlook for corporate earnings; Global equity valuations are back to long-run averages—but are they cheap?; Long-term investors look to increase allocations to EM equities
December 21, 2018
In a letter to the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), the IIF announces the formation of the Sustainable Finance Working Group and proposes ways the group can support the efforts of NGFS. The IIF also offers comments on the Oct. 2018 NGFS Progress Report.