The Policy Initiative on Sustainable Finance comprises work streams on three core topics: sustainable infrastructure finance, climate finance, and greening the banking system. The overarching objective is to help redirect capital towards climate- and eco-friendly investments in order to enable the global transformation towards low-carbon, resource-efficient economies. To this end, the Policy Initiative has for instance been supporting the development of environmental risk management and stress testing tools as well as the build-up of sustainable green bond markets in G20 emerging economies.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation are both expensive and require substantial public and private sector financing to be secured and allocated in an efficient and equitable manner. Several mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund will have to be capitalised and leveraged efficiently. The governance of climate finance will require effective measurement, programming, reporting and monitoring systems, and the design of market mechanisms will demand collaboration and partnerships across nations and between the public and private sectors.
As an overarching topic, the insights of the Policy Initiative on Sustainable Finance are instrumental in shaping EPF´s other work streams as well.
How we work
The Policy Initiative on Sustainable Finance was launched in June 2016. EPF works on sustainable finance issues closely together with its sister network, the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) which has the objective to redirect capital towards climate- and eco-friendly investments in order to enable the transformation towards low-carbon, resource-efficient economies. Through the EMDF Green Assets Wallet project or the EPF Challenge Fund Projects the Policy Initiative is working on their objective to enable the transformation towards low-carbon, resource-efficient economies.
Members of the Policy Initiative:
World Resources Institute (WRI)
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
Poize Institute for Women’s Policy Research