A growing number of private financial operators throughout the world are getting involved in order to redirect capital towards a low-carbon and resilient growth. The United Nations Climate Summit that was held in New York on September 23, 2014 demonstrated the extent of their commitments.
To address the specific challenges and issues related to the “positive agenda”, financial operators will gather on May 22nd at UNESCO headquarters to showcase solutions, review current debates, highlight successful policies and make commitments toward the goal of supporting the necessary transitions in the economy through the implementation of responsible investment approaches.
Financial solutions exist.New concepts and scalable solutions are available now that will enable a more accurate
assessment of the risks and opportunities inherent to the decisions to be made, and provide financial instruments to support those decisions.
Pioneering investors are altering the composition of their portfolios. Banks, insurers and the broader financial industry are designing new tools. National governments have introduced innovative political and regulatory frameworks.