Interest in Sustainable Finance is growing
What is “Sustainable Finance”? A working definition is: A financial system that takes into account environmental, social and governance considerations to ensure long term sustainability of the human economy.
You can imagine that with a scope and ambition that sweeping, the devil hidden in the details will be of gargantuan size. The definitions of so-called ESG factors, the incorporation of sustainability into business strategies, the governance, policies and risk management applicable to ESG Risks, the ESG and climate-related disclosures and the development of “green” financial products are all topics that combine urgency, complexity and potentially dramatic impact.
As you might know, at Open Risk we believe that transparency reduces risk. For sustainable finance to be less prone to the risk management pathologies that repeatedly plague the financial sector we champion the adoption and use (wherever possible) of open source and open data practices. In this framework we develop the Equinox Platform and compile a collection of dedicated Open Risk Manual Entries
For broader discussion, debate, information and inspiration we have setup and developed a Reddit forum dedicated to Sustainable Finance.
The Sustainable Finance Reddit Forum
The Sustainable Finance forum is dedicated to news, events, ideas, research, funding, data and tools relevant to sustainable finance and has just crossed the five thousand member threshold!
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If you do not have a Reddit account you will need to set one up. Make sure you are comfortable with the terms and conditions of the Reddit platform before doing so. ↩︎