WWF Annual Review 2017 - 29
By highlighting the value of nature, we're redirecting the ways
that money flows.
Our goal is to influence the way money
flows, directing it away from activities
that harm our planet and towards
those that help people and nature.
How can we do that? Firstly, we're
working with investors, financial
institutions and regulators to
demonstrate the risks that issues
like climate change, water scarcity
and biodiversity loss pose to their
investments - and how to respond.
This year, for example, we published
a scorecard showing how banks in
the ASEAN region are addressing
environmental and social risks in
their lending, and organized several
workshops to raise awareness.
Where there are risks, there are
opportunities. We encourage investment
in the solutions, and are involved in
various green finance mechanisms -
for example, to direct private capital
towards achieving the UN Sustainable
Development Goals. We're also working
with international sustainable finance
initiatives like the Global Environment
Facility, Green Climate Fund and Land
Degradation Neutrality Fund to mobilize
resources for conservation, climate
action and landscape restoration.
example, many banks now demand that
clients in high-risk sectors like palm oil
gain credible sustainability certification.
The backdrop for these efforts is an
ever-increasing understanding of the
interlinkages between financial and
environmental risk, the growth
opportunities of sustainable development,
and the value of the natural capital that
underpins our economies.
"OUR GOAL IS TO INFLUENCE
THE WAY MONEY FLOWS,
DIRECTING IT TOWARDS
THOSE THAT HELP PEOPLE
Thirdly, we're using the influence of
finance to drive sustainable practices
through the rest of the economy - for
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