ABOUT US

Launched in 2016 during China’s G20 presidency, the Green Finance Study Group was mandated to identify institutional and market barriers to green finance and options to enhance the mobilisation of private capital for green investment. During 2016-18, the Group facilitated the formation of a global consensus on the need to scale up green finance and focused global attention on a range of key topics for the development of sustainable finance worldwide.

In 2018, under the Argentinian Presidency, its remit was expanded to consider additional aspects of sustainable development and the group was renamed Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG). On April 7th 2021, under Italy’s G20 Presidency, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors endorsed the reestablishment of the SFSG and upgrade it to become a working group under the title “G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group” (G20 SFWG). The Group was also mandated to developing, in a collaborative manner, an initial evidence-based and climate-focused G20 sustainable finance roadmap, improving sustainability reporting, identifying sustainable investments, and aligning International Financial Institutions’ efforts with the Paris Agreement.

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INPUT PAPERS

  1. Enhancing Environmental Risk Assessment in Financial Decision-making (Bank of England, UN Environment Inquiry, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership)
  2. Improving the Availability and Usefulness of Publicly Available Environmental Data for Financial Analysis (China Green Finance Committee and UN Environment Inquiry)
  3. Green Finance Progress Report (UN Environment Inquiry)

DISCLAIMER: Input papers have been prepared by the authors as a contribution to the Group but have not been endorsed by it nor do they represent the official views or position of the Group or any of its members.

COMMUNIQUÉS & MEETINGS BRIEFS

SECRETARIAT

UNDP SDG FINANCE SECTOR HUB

The Italian Presidency invited the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to serve as the Secretariat of the SFWG. UNDP as the secretariat carries out the substantive and administrative work to support, coordinate, and collaborate with all members efforts and help bring thought leadership to inform the work of the SFWG as directed by the G20 Presidency.

For more information, please contact the secretariat at: sfwg.secretariat@undp.org

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS