The 2020 edition of this event will take place virtually from 6-9 October 2020. This annual event convenes leading actors across the green finance community to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked stress in financial markets that has severely strained access to credit for businesses, ranging from large corporates to SMEs. This note reviews various forms of government financing support programmes for businesses, and explores how they have been applied during the crisis.
29/09/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need to consider resilience in finance, both in the financial system itself and in the role played by capital and investors in making economic and social systems more dynamic and able to withstand external shocks. The 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook focuses on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance.
Forms of sustainable finance have grown rapidly in recent years, as a growing number of institutional investors and funds now incorporate various ESG investing approaches. This page provides access to OECD work on monitoring developments in ESG rating and investing.
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This report provides an overview of concepts, assessments, and conducts quantitative analysis to shed light on both the progress and challenges with respect to the current state of ESG investing.
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This report assesses the landscape of criteria and measurement within the E pillar of ESG investing to better understand the extent to which E scores reflect outputs such as carbon emissions and core metrics that capture the negative effects of business activities on the environment, and to understand the impact of climate change to businesses.
This report offers guidance to policy makers in Southeast Asia to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to access a broad range of financial instruments. It provides an overview of eight alternative financing instruments beyond traditional bank lending.
24 June 2020 - This webinar covered China’s proposed Central Bank Digital Currency (DC/EP), its new Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), some of the interesting commercial applications being developed, from insurance to supply chains, as well as the role the government is playing in fostering blockchain innovation, as well as the policy and regulatory environment.
Disasters present a broad range of human, social, financial, economic and environmental impacts, with potentially long-lasting, multi-generational effects. The financial management of these impacts is a key challenge for individuals and governments in developed and developing countries. The OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic eroding market and business confidence, this policy note encourages finnancial authorities to implement early and ambitious policy responses in their respective jurisdictions.