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Sustainable Investment : Best Practice Disclosure Checklist for Pension Funds

There are compelling reasons for asset owners – in particular large pension funds and sovereign wealth funds – to adopt sustainable investment, and for governments to support them in these endeavors.
Technical Report (54p) , 2021 , application/pdf (1.38 MB) , Type: Technical

Government Pension Fund : Thailand Environmental, Social, and Governance Weight and Score - Asset Valuation Methodology (English)

This report provides a detailed description of the approach, explaining how one can analyze and weight ESG factors at the sectoral and at the company or issuer level, and how one incorporates these into asset valuation and pricing. The aim is to make the methodology transparent to concerned stakeholders and to share ideas to institutional investor peers.
Technical Report (26p) , 2021 , application/pdf (6.31 MB) , Type: Technical

Starting on a Sustainable Investing Journey

This article is intended as a summary of the type of guidance World Bank teams aim to provide investors we work with who are starting on the journey of sustainable investing, with questions investors may ask themselves.
Article (16p) , 2021 , application/pdf (7.62 MB) , Type: Technical

A toolkit for sustainable investment policy and regulation (part 1)

This toolkit provides a high-level overview of five foundational sustainable investment policies, listed in Box 1, explaining why each is important, setting out their key features and presenting some examples of such policies in action.
Training Guide and Toolkit (32p) , 2021 , application/pdf (1.84 MB) , Type: Training and tool kits

Riding the Wave : Navigating the ESG Landscape for Sovereign Debt Managers

This paper presents an overview of areas in which DMOs can respond to the changing world and proposes six ESG market readiness factors as well as a framework to help formulate DMO strategy in the area of ESG investing. The paper also concludes that in less developed markets, given weak institutional arrangements, it is often better to concentrate development efforts on the local capital market as this will ultimately support a more sustainable economy in the long run.
Technical Report (72p) , 2021 , application/pdf (3.63 MB) , Type: Technical

Spatial Finance: Challenges and Opportunities

This report outlines a possible taxonomy and hierarchy for spatial finance, showing how discrete forms of technology, approaches and data can be considered within a single consistent framework.
Technical Report (66p) , 2020 , application/pdf (11.07 MB) , Type: Technical