Impact Investing - Capital Markets
Impact Underwriting – Financial Markets
Financial markets like banks, insurance and surety companies, should develop products and services that leverage data interoperability enabled by machine readable open standards to increase risk management capabilities while reducing underwriting and administrative costs to make climate change activities more bankable.
Provide incentives and/or encouragement to customers and clients to report underwriting and risk management data utilizing machine readable open standards. Data that becomes the basis for Impact Investing.
Implement data interoperability and transition to standardized electronic transactions and communications, including standardized data elements in contracts, letters of credit, surety bonds and insurance polices.
Establish policies, procedures and data flow so that the benefits of improved efficiency are available to all companies, large and small.
Impact Policy – Government and Legislative
Call to Action
Develop platforms, products and services that enable users to efficiently leverage data interoperability enabled by machine readable open standards to increase risk management capabilities while reducing costs to make climate change activities more bankable.
Enable the capability for users to transition to electronic transactions and communications, including standardized data in contracts, letters of credit, surety bonds, insurance polices and other financial instruments.
Impact Campus – Resource for the Present and the Future
Capital markets should seek and support companies that follow guidelines like those provided by the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, with data reporting that utilizes machine readable open standards.
Follow efforts like the Global Sustainability Impact Institute (UNGSII) and Global Impact Investing Network that provide investors with data analytics and reporting to identify companies that are making an impact, and to attract capital to those companies that are contributing towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact Programming – Technology Platforms, Software, FinTech and InsurTech.
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Making an Impact on Climate Change
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Data Driven Decisions
Pass legislation that advances efforts to fight climate change by creating the demand for cleaner energy by promoting innovation and competition, and prohibiting proprietary systems, exclusivity or endorsements.
Pass legislation that mandates implementation of standardized reporting, and use of available digital efficiencies, like electronic transactions and communication based on machine readable open standards, and prohibits the continuation of inefficient manual redundant processing of data, eliminates inconsistent use of data elements, and stops outdated paper based transactions that add excessive cost, undermine data analytics and hurts small business.
Pass legislation that establishes the building and maintenance of a modern, financially sustainable, secure, resilient energy and transportation infrastructure that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the foundation for providing certainty to capital and financial markets along with investor owned utilities and independent power producers while promoting innovation for developing and utilizing cleaner energy to fight climate change.
Develop curriculum and educational opportunities that leverages all educational platforms to contribute to the development of industry resources, like data standards, that benefit everyone and reduce the individual cost of R&D.
Establish Public/Private partnerships to advance the public interest, provide industry with a neutral collaboration platform, and generate qualified graduates.