Mind the Protection Gap: Where Finance Fits in Solving the Climate Vulnerability of the Poor

Last week, an opinion article in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson somewhat skeptically noted that recent announcements by BlackRock and other financial institutions were not a substitute for strong, unequivocal policy direction to address climate change. Samuelson was correct on one front: There is a desperate need for policy to align with, reinforce, and [...]

2020-06-23T17:19:01-04:00January 31st, 2020|Climate Risk|

Addressing Climate Change: The Financial Sector Reaches a Tipping Point

As the toll of climate risk events climbs, the finance sector is at a crossroads of conventional wisdom and best practices. This year, in the weeks following devastating Australian fires and unprecedented flooding in Indonesia, climate-related risks dominate the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020 top five long-term risks. The experts who inform the [...]

2020-02-20T13:14:08-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Climate Risk, Greening Finance|