- Climate change and IFC
Climate change and IFC
Thursday 29 March 2018
Climate change & IFC
Announced at the 2017 World Bank Spring Meeting, the IFC/Amundi partnership is an innovative platform and a pragmatic approach to unlocking institutional investors’ capital flows for climate finance in developing countries.
Combining deep expertise in both asset management and private sector development in emerging markets this new platform aims to raise institutional investor capital to help developing countries achieve long-term sustainable growth and climate action plan.
The strategy is designed to stimulate demand and supply of green bonds in emerging markets with the ability to share expertise in climate finance, emerging markets and green bond market in one package.
With a unique environment, social, and governance policy, the strategy aims to invest and to support the issuance of green bonds with strong environmental benefits and a measurable impact.
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Global Investment Views - March 2020
The spread of Covid-19 outside China has rattled risk assets in the recent trading sessions. Investors triggered some profit taking in markets, which reached historical highs and even broke psychological thresholds in previous weeks. The atmosphere of fear has remained consistently high only in the so-called safe assets — the USD, UST and gold — signaling that investors have been looking for effective hedging strategies.
Global Investment Views - February 2020
At the start of the 2020s, markets continued to be dominated by geopolitical issues, with short-lived Iran tensions at the forefront initially, followed by the news regarding a phase one trade deal between the US and China. Now, growth expectations are becoming the main driver of the market. That’s why the recent volatility due to the news about the spreading of the corona virus in China is higher than in the case of US-Iran tensions, as the epidemic could harm China (and global growth) if not contained soon (not our base case at the moment). Other than this issue, recent data point to a ‘so far, so good’ assessment as Germany has avoided a recession and the Euro area is bottoming out. Inflation uptrends are materialising to some extent, but risks appear to be limited and the overall inflation outlook remains benign. Central banks are likely to continue to pause on policy changes, which should help to maintain dovish financial conditions across regions. Therefore, in the search for further growth, attention is globally moving towards fiscal measures: Japanese stimulus package; approval of 2020 Budget Laws for Indonesia, the Philippines and India; and hopes for support in Germany, the UK and broader Europe (€1tn European Green Deal).