In today’s economic and financial debates around the globe, the colour green reigns supreme ― green banks, green bonds, green investments, and green finance instruments are touted as driving clean growth, sustainability, and resilience. In the post-pandemic economy, investors and policy advisors reiterate the importance of considering environmental issues and climate change impacts when making financial decisions.
The sustainable finance space is constantly evolving, and recent trends saw an ever-hastening demand for capital to move in greener circles. The year saw a growing need to manage carbon emissions and decarbonise industrial sectors of the economy. On the other hand, many incumbent institutions collaborated with climate-centric companies to launch green products and services for consumers and businesses. With green investments and green financing also being top of mind for corporate heads worldwide, the green finance sector is on the path of strengthening connections to mobilise the transformation towards an inclusive, low-carbon and enabling economy.
To get an inside scoop on the journey of financial think tanks and institutions towards their transition to net zero, we’ve crafted a roundup report capturing the significant trends and activities in the Green Finance space in 2022. It includes: