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Investors increasingly consider climate change in sovereign debt assessment – both risks and opportunities for positive impact. This paper helps investors understand the many links between sovereign debt and climate change.
The second phase of the ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative, which this report summarises, has deepened the dialogue that the PRI started between investors and credit rating agencies (CRAs) in phase one. It has also broadened the outreach to other stakeholders – primarily borrowers, but also ESG information ...
Race to the top on clean energy – The US and EU response to China’s dominance: A new catalyst for more renewables involves a likely chain reaction of industrial policies for green industries in Western countries as evidenced in the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan.
This report helps asset owners address the complexity of implementing a climate commitment across multi-asset portfolios.
Building on the October 2021 IPR 1.8C Forecast Policy Scenario (FPS) and 1.5 degree Required Policy Scenario (RPS) policy suite, in 2022 IPR is issuing Quarterly Forecast Trackers (QFTs) assessing climate policy, technology and land use developments and acceleration or deceleration in policy ambition against these 2021 IPR scenarios.
The new IPR supply chain analysis enables better climate risk analysis of tropical commodity supply chains by estimating value drivers and linking those to company exposure.
IPR has previously forecast that the US NDC would be achieved by 2030 and additionally, that the US will reach net zero by 2050.
The Amazon is a hotspot of global deforestation. Critically, illegal activities have been a key driver. Addressing this must be a primary focus in any attempt to end deforestation. The outcome of the October elections in Brazil at both the presidential and congressional levels are a pivotal moment. This analysis ...
This first QFT update covers the period from October 2021 (when the 2021 FPS 1.8°C FPS and 1.5°C RPS was released, pre-COP 26) to mid-April 2022
For listed equity investors, the decision to engage with or divest from ESG laggards depends on the ESG issues concerned as well as the (sustainability) objectives of their clients and beneficiaries.
Read about how investors and credit rating agencies use the information provided by companies following the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures in their credit risk analysis.
The PRI has a growing number of signatories that allocate to investment strategies that use shorting. These signatories also seek to adhere to the PRI’s six Principles.
The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance commissioned the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to apply their One Earth Climate model to sectors as defined by sector classification schemes commonly used in finance.
Financial markets today have not adequately priced-in the likely near-term policy response to climate change. The Inevitable Policy Response (IPR) is a pioneering project which aims to prepare investors for the associated portfolio risks.
Over the last decade, impact investing has shifted from a disruptive investment concept to a complex and rich investment ecosystem.
This paper takes stock of institutional investor experience with mobilising green capital for green investment and mainstreaming green factors across asset classes.
A growing number of asset owners want to know how their assets are exposed to climate change related risks, and the role that they can play in an orderly transition to a lower carbon economy.