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New CLIMEX-related project: INSPIRE - Climate Finance Alpha

New CLIMEX-related project: INSPIRE

New CLIMEX-related project: INSPIRE

Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) members emphasized the need for action by policymakers to enable central banks to fulfil their mandates and to support the central banks’ and supervisors’ mission of ensuring financial stability. In this context, governments delivering on the Paris Agreement is of primary importance as well, as the report highlights. The International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) has now revised its research priorities with new insights from the first round of proposals as well as the publication of the NGFS’s first comprehensive report in April and a technical supplement in July, and published it’s 2nd call with new priorities and research questions: Which actions necessary to climate – proof the financial system can be taken by central banks and supervisors and where is action needed by parliaments and governments or international organizations and standard setting bodies (e.g. the IASB)? What are the main barriers keeping policymakers from facilitating the climate-proofing of financial systems?…

We are proud to inform that we’ve answered those questions and secure new CLIMEX-related funds –  granted by The International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) for a period September 2019 – March 2020!

Our project aims to mainstream the framework of climate financial risk management under uncertainty in microprudential and macroprudential policies implemented by financial supervisors and financial institutions. To do so we will co-develop knowledge by engaging with relevant financial stakeholders. The goal is to identify barriers and enablers to adopt such a framework and elaborate narratives of how it can contribute to align financial supervision with global climate action.


INSPIRE—the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange—a global, philanthropy-supported research network to commission independent, gold-standard research on the financial oversight of climate risks and the promotion of green finance. The aim of this research is to identify robust green finance response measures that could be deployed rapidly in the context of market turbulence and future crises. This work comes in the context of growing warning signals pointing to slowing growth, rising rates and deleveraging.