Sustainable Finance

From Open Risk Manual


Sustainable Finance denotes financial systems, services and products that are integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG Criteria) into business and/or investment decisions such that current social, environmental, and livelihood needs are not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

A narrower concept that focuses exclusively on the interface of finance with environmental issues is Green Finance.

Sustainable Finance Practices

Sustainable finance practices are rapidly evolving[1]

Sustainable Finance Segments

Activities that currently generally fall under the heading of sustainable finance are:

See Also


  1. Sustainable Finance Market Practices EBA Staff Paper Series, Jan 2020