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Green Finance

02 November 2018 / Global

Incorporating climate risk in QE

Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity be generated sustainably. Monetary authorities should lead by example by supporting the transition to lower-carbon economies in their roles as investors. One controversial approach would be for central banks to take climate risks into account in the purchases that form part of their QE programmes.

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31 October 2018 / Global

Central banks greening financial system

Central banks' remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their remits are beginning to expand into another, unexpected field: climate change. The recognition of climate-related disruption as a source of financial risk is propelling this expansion, and central banks can leverage their influence through their capacity as both regulators and as reserves managers.

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08 October 2018 / Asia Pacific

Developing the UAE as a centre of green

ESG series: Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance

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04 October 2018 / Asia Pacific

Climate change risk disclosure

OMFIF-ADBI joint seminar on sustainable finance in Asia

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17 September 2018 / Global

SRI and green sukuks

Islamic finance series: SRI and green sukuks

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05 September 2018 / Europe

The new market order

DZ BANK international capital markets conference

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01 August 2018 / Global

In Conversation: Rodney Irwin and Lauren

In Conversation: Rodney Irwin, WBCSD, and Lauren Rogge, EY

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31 July 2018 / Asia Pacific

Growing the market for sustainable finance

The Bank for International Settlements, OMFIF and Amundi convened a meeting on how official institutions can help combat climate change. Opening remarks were delivered by Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, deputy general manager, Bank for International Settlements. He spoke about the importance of maintaining networks between central banks, along with the history of sustainable finance in central banking.

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17 July 2018 / Asia Pacific

Future dynamics for ESG products

A Global Public Investor symposium on enhancing the sustainable finance market

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16 July 2018 / Europe

Smart finance for low-carbon transition

The low carbon transition represents a significant economic challenge, requiring the complementary actions of public authorities, economic actors and financial institutions. On the public side, policies are needed to put a price on carbon, such as cap and trade or a carbon tax, as well as an overall framework that fosters long-term decisions. Transition-conscious companies must develop or seek out technologies and deploy new solutions and products. Developing smarter finance matters for the transition beyond mere financing.

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