Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

“We at ethical markets are excited to help promote this important initiative

from UNEP-FI.”  ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor

Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

Policy Innovations for a Green Economy


The Inquiry will catalyze actions to enable the financial system to support the transition towards an inclusive green economy










Davos, 23 January 2014 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched an Inquiry today into policy options for guiding the global financial system to invest in the transition to a green economy.

In the wake of the global financial crisis, there is growing recognition that the financial system must be not only sound and stable, but also sustainable in the way it enables the transition to a low-carbon, green economy.

In addressing its core aim, it will map current best practice, draw together principles and frameworks, catalyze new thinking, and ultimately lay out a series of options for advancing a sustainable financial system.
The Inquiry, extending over 18 months to mid-2015, aims to engage, inform and guide policy makers, financial market actors and other stakeholders concerned with the health of the financial system and its potential for shaping the future economy.

It will also engage with global financial experts and commission-relevant research, as well as contribute to related initiatives across the UN system and elsewhere.