Introduction to ESG
Learn how climate change is already influencing the behaviour of investors, financial markets and financial institutions.
The Business Case for Climate Action
International, private and public finance must look to support the transition to low-carbon economies by committing capital to relevant industries.
Climate Risk Integration
Integration starts with corporate governance (board committee responsibilities, independence checks, risk integration, remuneration, skills) and ultimately enabled a shift from risk assessment to value creation.
Data and Tools
Growing ESG practice locally and globally affords access to key resources related to strategy, terminology, metrics and application.
Watch the video below to understand the important role the South African finance sector plays in funding this journey and ensuring a competitive cost of capital. Sustainable finance is a key enabler for South Africa to shift to a zero-carbon economy.
The outputs presented by our partners rely on extensive stakeholder engagement with key experts with knowledge on climate science, ecology, economics, policy, law, investment, business and governance, enriched by strong partner networks and project portfolios.
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Two crucial – and inextricably-linked - issues South Africa faces are its dire socioeconomic situation and its severe vulnerability to climate change. The transport sector has the potential to play a key role in mitigating both of these issues.
WWF South Africa
The aviation industry plays a critical role in South Africa (SA)’s economy, as it facilitates local and international trade and tourism. While aviation-related emissions typically ‘fly under the radar’, the industry’s climate impact is insidious and could have significant consequences if unabated. At present, greenhouse gas emissions from SA’s aviation sector account for over 8 % of the country’s transport emissions.
David W Wright
After power and petrochemicals, the transport sector is one of the highest emitting sectors in South Africa. Consequently, to achieve Net Zero by 2050, the sector will need to be decarbonised or, more accurately “defossilised”. Naturally these changes will have a significant impact on the liquid fuels industry, the question is how, and when?
New research and trending news
Featured reports, topical research and news feeds aim to build the capacity of the financial services sector in South Africa to engage with climate risk, and to adjust its investment and lending approaches.
Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time
The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing in knowledge and practice. It is influencing the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance. Finance institutions in South Africa are beginning to respond to climate change.