Sustainable Finance

Transitioning to a climate-safe world requires mobilisation of massive financial resources by the public and private sectors into future-fit industries and infrastructure, and into climate resilience.

Sustainable Finance

 

 

We have very little time to radically re-engineer the financial system so that its rules, institutions and governance are fit for purpose and work for, rather than against, the future that we need to build.

Politics affects financial decisions, and finance influences politics. We work to influence key political decisions which can having cascading effects through the financial system.

Our finance work addresses European, national and international issues around the world where there is an opportunity for wider leverage through the system.

Our vision is that the financial system enables a smooth global transition to climate safety, and that financial actors use their full political voice.

Track record

  1. We are thought leaders on climate-safe reform of international financial institutions, including national and multilateral development banks.
  2. We played a key role in the development of European sustainable finance reforms.
  3. We have supported the development of strong national approaches to climate finance, including green banks, in countries around the world.

Focus areas

International Financial Institutions

International public financial institutions have a unique and vital role in the global transition to climate safety.

Our work focuses on the politics and governance of these institutions, and in assessing their progress in aligning with the Paris Agreement.

Sonia Dunlop

Senior Policy Advisor

James Hawkins

Senior Resarcher

Dileimy Orozco

Senior Policy Advisor

Iskander Erzini Vernoit

Policy Advisor

Strategies and Policies

The global financial system is currently biased towards short-term goals at the expense of long-term opportunities and risks.

Policy change can accelerate the transition to a sustainable global economy and align the system to people’s values. Our work develops and encourages high impact reforms in Europe as well as in national and international jurisdictions.

Kate Levick

Programme Leader, Sustainable Finance

Juliet Phillips

Policy Advisor

Alexander Reitzenstein

Senior Policy Advisor

Sara Dethier

Researcher

Dileimy Orozco

Senior Policy Advisor

Iskander Erzini Vernoit

Policy Advisor

George Triggs

Senior Associate

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Senior Associate

System Reform

We focus on the national and international governance of climate-related financial risk, and the integration of climate change into macroeconomic thinking. This includes looking at the role of finance ministries and central banks, and at the relationship between finance and climate policy.

Kate Levick

Programme Leader, Sustainable Finance

Dileimy Orozco

Senior Policy Advisor

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