Sustainable Banking Network – Research and Publications

Climate Change Challenges for Central Banks and Financial Regulators presents potential research and policy avenues for discussing the role of regulators in addressing climate-related financial risks.


China Green Credit Book by China Banking Association: The China Green Credit Book by China Banking Association (CBA) was first published in 2014 and updated in 2018. It includes many good international practices on sustainable finance, and serves as important training material for the Training of Trainers program with CBA supported by IFC.


Good Practice Note: Managing Contractors’ Environmental and Social Performance aims to help clients implement sound, consistent, and effective approaches, in compliance with IFC requirements, to manage the environmental and social performance of their contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties working for the project


The World Bank Group and UN Environment launched the Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System report on November 13, 2017 in Bonn, Germany at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


New UNEP Inquiry report: ASEAN Green Finance Opportunities


New UNEP Inquiry report: China Green Finance Progress Report 


Economist Intelligence Unit – The Road to Action: Financial regulation addressing climate change, The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2017


Banking to get an E&S rule mandate, Vietnam Investment Review, March 27-April 2, 2017


Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality by Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim, and Aaron Yoon, Harvard


Sustainable Banking Network: An Innovative Knowledge Platform for Banking Regulators and Associations by Afifa Raihana, IFC Senior Environmental Specialist, South Asia, published in the GIZ Journal of Responsible Finance, December 2016


Sustaining Sustainability: What Institutional Investors Should Do Next by Jonathan Bailey, Bryce Klempner, and Josh Zoffer, McKinsey & Company


Green Finance: A Bottom-Up Approach to Track Existing Flows (IFC Consultative Draft) by Laura Bergedieck, Aditi Maheshwari and Francisco Avendano Ugaz, IFC, 2016


Earth Calling the Financial Sector by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Hendrik J. du Toit in “Project Syndicate”, February 16, 2015


Green lending – a new growth model for Asia and beyond by Giri Jadeja, Associate director, Financial Institutions Group Asia Pacific, IFC, in Nikkei Asian Review, January 26, 2015


Evaluating the Business Case for Environmental and Social Risk Management in Financial Institutions by IFC Financial Institutions Group ESRM team, Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management and Rachel Pacheco, Doctoral Candidate both at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Professor Bennet Zelner at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, November 24, 2014