In the first of our EM Debt: in discussion series
, we introduce our new Climate and Nature Sovereign Index – a framework that makes environmental risks clear and comparable and that could help steer capital to where it is needed most.
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- The natural world — the foundation of every nation’s development and continued growth — is in steep decline, creating systemic risks for economies globally.
- How a country manages natural assets is significant for its future sustainability and growth prospects; sovereign debt investors need a clear assessment of this and associated risks.
- To this end, WWF and Ninety One have developed a Climate and Nature Sovereign Index (CNSI).
- The CNSI incorporates real-time data and forward-looking projections; thanks to ongoing work in geospatial modelling and remote sensing these are now obtainable.
- The CNSI is not only a measure of risk; it should also help identify the opportunities to allocate capital to where it is most needed. But to achieve this, it must be complemented with new financing mechanisms.
Ninety One Live: EM Debt in discussion
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