Changing finance to catalyze transformation: how financial institutions can accelerate the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy

This brief explores ways in which the financial sector is starting to play a catalytic role in financing businesses to transition towards delivering environmentally sustainable food, energy and waste systems as discussed in GE0-6. It provides insight into how the financial sector is changing to better contribute to the UN Paris Agreement goals and SDGs. It includes recommendations on how financial institutions can accelerate this shift in order to more rapidly transform public and private companies into businesses that contribute to achieving the SDGs while avoiding environmental degradation, restoring ecosystems and eliminating pollution.