Sustainable Banking Network - Global Progress Report (draft)

October 31, 2017

Sustainable Bankng Network (SBN) Global Progress Report, February 2018





Bangladesh requires all banks to evaluate environmental and social risks and monitors their compliance and sustainability performance. [Photo by Dominic Chavez / World Bank]




Brazil is one of few countries where financial flows to green sectors are monitored and have been publicly disclosed since 2013. [Photo by Mariana Ceratti / World Bank]




In China, the 21 largest banks have adopted E&S risk management practices and “green” financing projects now make up approximately 9% of these banks’ portfolios. [Photo by Curt Carnemark / World Bank]




Colombia’s Green Protocol requires banks to implement an E&S review and monitoring process to screen and categorize projects and monitor risks accordingly. [Photo by Dominic Chavez / IFC]





Indonesia is driving sustainable finance beyond the banking sector to introduce sustainable practices across the financial system, including pension funds and insurance. [Photo by Asrian Mirza / ILO]




Kenya Bankers Association has used a dedicated platform to train 80% of bank employees on sustainable banking practices. [Photo by Flore de Preneuf / World Bank]




All banks in Mongolia have pledged to apply the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Principles for agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction. [Photo by Stephan Bachenheimer / World Bank]




Nigeria’s financial institutions are required to disclose their E&S policies and performance on a biannual basis. [Photo by Arne Hoel / World Bank]




South Africa

South Africa is currently developing a comprehensive sustainable finance initiative covering the entire financial sector, led by the National Treasury. [Photo by Warrenski / Creative Commons]




Vietnam provides specific guidance to banks on managing E&S risks in 10 high-risk sectors. [Photo by Mai Ky / World Bank]