Call to collaborate via piloting on the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol

May 2017 We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol, by sharing your financial institution’s experience, knowledge and expertise in a pilot phase. The supplement aims to provide comprehensive, integrated guidance and insight for financial institutions to integrate natural capital […]

Innovative New Tool Helps Banks Understand Risk of Loan Default Caused By Drought

LONDON, 5th April, 2017 A ground-breaking, open source tool which allows banks to test their loan portfolios for vulnerability to major droughts is being launched today in London. Financial institutions are often ill equipped to understand the impact of environment-related risks on their clients and portfolios. The ‘Drought Stress Testing Tool’ enables banks to assess if […]

Commit to taking positive action on biodiversity: sign the Business and Biodiversity Pledge

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD], together with the Government of Mexico, is inviting businesses to become a signatory to the Business and Biodiversity Pledge. The Pledge provides an opportunity for business leaders to express the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for businesses, and to state their commitment towards taking positive […]

Contribute to the Natural Capital Protocol’s Finance Sector Supplement

The Natural Capital Finance Alliance is working alongside the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) and the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) to create the first draft of the Finance Sector Supplement (FSS). The FSS will serve as an introduction to natural capital issues and provide a framework for measuring and integrating natural capital […]

News from Global Roundtable 2016: New name for Natural Capital Declaration, and Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol announced

New name for Natural Capital Declaration The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD), the leading global finance-led initiative convened by the Global Canopy Programme (GCP) and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced at UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable in Dubai in October that its name is changing to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), with […]

New Publication: ERISC Phase II: How food prices link environmental constraints to sovereign credit risk

The ERISC project, short for Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis, aims to help financial institutions to integrate environmental risks in their risk assessments and investment decisions by identifying and quantifying how they can affect countries’ economic performance and thereby their cost of credit in the sovereign debt market. The project’s premise is that […]