Adaptation and Resilience Impact: A measurement framework for investors

Presented by

Paul Smith, Senior Climate Consultant, UNEP FI

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The need for scaled-up private investment in adaptation & resilience has never been greater. Reported financing flows are way below estimated needs, with an estimated gap of more than USD 387 billion per year to implement domestic adaptation & resilience priorities. At the same time, private investors are increasingly aware of the emerging opportunities in this space. Recent analysis has estimated that around 11% of publicly listed companies may deliver products and services that may contribute towards adaptation & resilience, and that investments in companies providing adaptation & resilience solutions can yield benefit-to-cost ratios of up to 15:1. Despite these opportunities, private investment is still hindered by the lack of clear, practical and investor-relevant metrics that can be used to identify, appraise and prioritise investments that make meaningful contributions towards adaptation & resilience. This webinar will present a new report by the Adaptation and Resilience Investor Collaborative (ARIC) that demystifies the assessment of positive impacts from investing in climate adaptation & resilience, and provides a practical methodology and set of example metrics for investors to use. Download the report ahead of the webinar at:
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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.