Latest News – April 16, 2024: SBFN launched its 2024 Global Progress Brief and new Data Portal



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SBFN Global Progress Brief – April 2024

The 2024 SBFN Global Progress Brief offers a comprehensive benchmarking of trends and innovations in sustainable finance across 66 member countries, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and opportunities across Emerging Market and Developing Economies (EMDEs). The Global Progress Brief is complemented by SBFN’s new dynamic one-stop Data Portal, which captures detailed data and on SBFN members’ progress and initiatives.

English | 44 Pages | pdf


SBFN Toolkit: Developing Sustainable Finance Roadmaps – May 2023

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The Toolkit consists of a Guide document and Mapping and Benchmarking Tool. Practical templates and resources in the Toolkit offer further support in developing national or regional sustainable finance roadmaps.

Guide – English | 116 Pages | pdf   Download

Mapping and Benchmarking ToolEnglish | Excel (.xlsx)   Download

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Global and Country Progress Reports – October 2021

This report captures a significant increase in collective efforts between regulators and industry across all parts of the financial sector, and at regional and global level, to advance sustainable finance. This has emerged as an essential strategy to harmonize definitions, disclosure requirements, and good practice expectations for managing sustainability risks and opportunities in all financial sector activities.

English | 107 Pages | pdf

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Measurement Framework and Methodology – October 2021

In 2016, members requested a systematic comparison of, country approaches to developing national sustainable, finance frameworks.

The SBFN Measurement Working Group was established to convene member inputs on the design of a common framework to benchmark country progress and accelerate peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. The Framework is designed to inform the biennial SBFN Global Progress Report.

English | 10 Pages | pdf

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Necessary Ambition – An SBFN Task Force Report – 2020

The report, “Necessary Ambition: How Low-Income Countries Are Adopting Sustainable Finance to Address Poverty, Climate Change, and Other Urgent Challenges,” provides a first-ever look at the drivers and innovation that underpin sustainable finance efforts in low-income countries and captures lessons that will benefit other emerging markets.

English | 64 Pages | pdf

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Global and Country Progress Reports – October 2019

This report documents the accelerated progress of SBFN members in translating policy innovations into practical implementation.

It builds on the 2018 Global Progress and Country Reports and applies a robust measurement framework agreed on by all SBFN members.

English | 94 Pages | pdf

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SBFN Creating Green Bond Markets Report – October 2018

The research is drawn from examination of thirteen country and regional green bond frameworks; twenty-two SBFN members surveyed, and nine interviews with regulators, stock exchanges and banking associations.

It reflects strong market-based action, with policy leadership taking place among emerging markets to drive capital to investments and assets with environmental and social benefits.

English | 74 Pages | pdf

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Global and Country Progress Reports – February 2018

This report is SBFN’s first Global Progress Report. The report presents a systematic view of progress toward sustainable finance among the emerging economies represented by SBFN. It is based on a unique measurement framework to assess sustainable finance initiatives across emerging markets.

English | 74 Pages | pdf

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