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Moment in Time

Two days closer to the launch of the UNEP Inquiry`s global report, on the 8th October in Lima, and I want to share some thoughts about why the present moment may be right to progress financial and capital market reform with sustainable development in mind.

Four specific factors make the current moment in time an unusual, if not historic, opportunity where change is possible to better align the financial system with the needs of sustainable development:


Leading Lights in Greening Financial Markets

Over the last 20 months, the UNEP Inquiry has discovered a host of policy and regulatory innovations seeking to drive sustainable development into the fabric of financial and capital markets – the financial system. But innovations do not rain down from the heavens or arise through heavenly mandate, despite conventional wisdom – they are the quintessential expression of that inexhaustible human resource – inspiration, commitment and creativity.…

UNEP Inquiry Launch !

On 8th October, 14.30 Lima time, the global report of the UNEP Inquiry will be launched at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. Its been a journey, kicked off on the 26th January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Twenty months later, we have completed deep dives in upwards of 15 countries, hosted, co-hosted and participated in over 100 events, and have more than 50 working papers in the pipeline (many already published) together with upwards of 45 partners from central banks and regulators to research institutes and think tanks, credit rating agencies and many financial institutions and business associations.…

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