Financial institutions have an essential role in building sustainable development. Although compared to other economic sectors banks generate a smaller direct social-environmental impact, they have the important responsibility for granting credit and for financing projects that can cause large social-environmental impacts. For this reason financial institutions increasingly need to deal with social and environmental criteria in addition to the traditional economic-financial evaluation of the projects, making the analysis much more complex. The banks that take the lead in strengthening their evaluation capabilities will have an advantage.
Officially launched in 2005, the Thematic Chamber for Sustainable Financing gathers the largest financial institutions in Brazil and has already consolidated its position as a promotion source for a new development model, working with leading edge themes for the financial sector. CTFin helps encourage financial institutions to take on their role in promoting sustainable development, stimulating the discussion of principles and better practices.
Governance (06/2017 – 06/2019)
Co-chairs: Maria Eugênia Taborda (Itaú Unibanco) and Nasser Takieddine (Santander)
Laura Albuquerque (CEBDS)
Long-Term Low-Carbon Development StrategiesSee publication
Green Bonds – Ecosystem, Issuance, Process and Regional PerspectivesSee publication
Opportunities and Challenges of the Brazilian NDC commitments for the business sectorSee publication
Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon PricesSee publication
Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) 2016: From Ambition to ImplementationSee publication
Carbon Pricing: What the business sector needs to know to position itselfSee publication
Guidelines for Issuing Green Bonds in Brazil 2016See publication
Financing Renewable Energy – Barriers, challenges and opportunitiesSee publication
The Business End of Climate ChangeSee publication
The Natural Capital ProtocolSee publication
Removing barries to financing energy efficiency in BrazilSee publication