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  • More energy efficient properties 'cut risk of mortgage default'

    02 September 2020

    The risk of default for mortgages on the most energy efficient properties is lower than less efficient properties, according to a report by the Energy Efficiency Data Protocol and Portal (EeDaPP).

  • Central banks prepare for "decisive" 2020 for climate change action

    02 April 2020

    The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) said 2020 will be a "decisive year", as the group of central banks warned the coronavirus crisis should not overshadow the pressure building for climate action in the financial system.

  • Carney: Prudential regulation should avoid climate policy by 'back door'

    31 March 2020

    Former Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has warned against using prudential regulation to implement climate policy "by the back door".

  • IIF urges NGFS to help standardise climate risk analysis

    23 December 2019

    The Central Banks and Supervisors' Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) has been urged to align approaches to assessing climate risk, including scenario analysis.

  • EU spawns global sustainable finance platform

    18 October 2019

    The EU has launched an initiative to collaborate with other countries around the world on sustainable finance.

  • A Canadian take on sustainability

    26 September 2019

    Canada's resource-intensive economy can be a sustainability transition model for others, Tiff Macklem, chair of Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, tells Michael Hurley

  • ‘Watershed moment’ for NGFS as international standard setters join

    24 July 2019

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) have agreed to become observers of the Central Banks and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

  • Will the taxonomy deliver?

    12 July 2019

    Will the EU's taxonomy succeed in boosting the flow of finance to a low-carbon economy, asks Elena K Johansson

  • Central banks send powerful climate risk message with landmark report

    17 April 2019

    A report by some of the world’s most influential central banks and supervisors has sent a shot across the bow of the investment community by signalling that climate-related risk is near the top of their agenda.

  • Finance ministers pledge more action on climate change

    16 April 2019

    A group of 23 finance ministers have committed to take stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts through fiscal policy and the use of public finances.