CFA PUBLICATIONS 2018-05-09T12:55:09+00:00
Lender’s Guide for Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investment

The Guide offers investment and credit officers a framework for considering how climate change can impact financial sustainability when appraising a new project or corporate loan, evaluating an equity investment in infrastructure, or managing a portfolio of infrastructure investments. Includes “snapshots” for managing climate risks in ten infrastructure subsectors such as transport, energy, telecom, data management, real estate and social infrastructure.

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Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Specialized financing vehicles and blended finance institutions – such as Green Investment Banks – can play a key role in helping to scale up financing to make our investments more resilient and climate-smart.  Launched at COP22, this policy paper explores the utility of the Green Investment Bank model in emerging and developing economies.

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Mainstreaming Climate Action within Financial Institutions

Financial institutions, internally and through relationships with their clients, can play a key role in avoiding harmful effects on business models and market competitiveness, and in harnessing the opportunities of low carbon, resilient development.  CFA identifies five key principles for effectively “mainstreaming” climate considerations as a core component of how a financial institution can operate its own business and engage its clients to ensure climate risk and opportunity are integrated into decision-making processes.

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

CFA Senior Advisor Lori Kerr co-authored Chapter 15, “Creating More Sustainable Deal-Flow in LAC Transport”

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Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Launched at Paris COP21 in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s A2R Climate Resilience Initiative, The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) brings together private investors and other stakeholders to focus on the practical intersection of investment and climate adaptation and resilience. This report summarizes the discussions of over 150 private investors and other stakeholders who met five times in 2016, with a focus on (1) Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and (2) Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience.s.

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IFC EMCompass Short Brief Series on Climate Risk & Resilience
Climate Finance Advisors contributed to a six-part series on Climate Risk & Resilience published by the IFC, exploring ways to assess, address and insure against evolving risks associated with climate change in emerging markets. Titles include:

Innovative Insurance to Manage Climate Risks
How Data and Tools Can Assess Climate Risks
How Business Can Insure Against Climate Risks
New Ways for Cities to Tackle Climate Change
Insurance Options for Addressing Climate Change
How to Make Infrastructure Climate Resilient

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The Georgetown Environmental Law Review

CFA Founder/CEO Stacy Swann and CFA Advisor Alan Miller coauthored “Climate Change and the Financial Sector: A Time of Risk and Opportunity”

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