The report seeks to answer questions on what role the financial sector can play in achieving society’s climate goals and in successfully financing the climate transition. The report further discusses how the government of Sweden can influence the financial sector so that capital is increasingly directed toward more sustainable activities. The report provides specific recommendations and discusses the framework of sustainable finance, and identifies three overarching areas in which political action is most needed: (1) Market Functioning, (2) Prudential Regulation and (3) Directly Promotional Activities.
Read the full report here: SFL Policies for Sustainable Finance to Fund the Climate Transition
The authors of the report are:
- Kent Eriksson, Director of Sustainable Finance Lab, Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Joakim Sandberg, Vice-Director at Sustainable Finance Lab, Professor at the University of Gothenburg
- Mark Sanctuary, Vice-Director at Sustainable Finance Lab, Senior Researcher at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
- Richard Endörfer, a Researcher at Sustainable Finance Lab, Ph.D. Candidate at University of Gothenburg
- Sofia Wikse, a Research Assistant at Sustainable Finance Lab, Research Assistant at KTH Royal Institute of Technology