Case Study / 09 Nov 2015

German Development Cooperation (GIZ)

Trucost was commissioned to quantify the natural capital risk exposure of the financial sector in India.

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ), through the Emerging Markets Dialogue Program on Green Finance, commissioned Trucost to quantify the natural capital risk exposure of the financial sector in India.

Trucost quantified the natural capital costs of economic sectors in India that are relevant to the financial sector through shareholdings and loan books, as well as identifying the drivers that can force companies to pay natural capital costs, threatening loan repayments and reducing shareholder returns.

“All our economic activities depend on our ecosystems. However, the economic values of the goods and services provided by ecosystems have been neglected over decades. The approach to evaluate the pecuniary effects of environmental damaging business activities, outlined in the report, enables banks and investors to put a monetary value behind environmental impacts produced by borrowers or recipients of equity”.

Further insight

India’s banks at risk from financing environmental impacts (news)

Natural Capital Risk Exposure of the Financial Sector in India (publication)

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