Helsinki Principle 5 Stakeholder Dialogue with COP26 Private Finance Hub on TCFD Recommendations for Measuring Portfolio Alignment

September 14, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The aim of the report "Measuring Portfolio Alignment: Technical Supplement" is to bring more convergence and transparency to the assessment of portfolio alignment. The report authors, who are members of the COP26 Private Finance Hub, presented their findings and recommendations to Coalition Members and Institutional Partners in a stakeholder dialogue on September 9, 2021, who then had an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. The discussion built on previous work of the Helsinki Principle 5 workstream, which over the last year has held two workshops on measuring portfolio alignment and published a "Summary for Policymakers on Private Financial Sector Paris Alignment".

Mrs. Annika Saarikko, new Finance Minister of Finland, assumes role as Finnish Co-Chair

June 15, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

Mrs. Annika Saarikko (former Minister of Science and Culture) has been appointed as the new Minister of Finance of Finland. Saarikko affirms Finland’s commitment to act as Co-Chair for the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action. “The Coalition of Finance Ministers highly appreciates the support and input given by the World Bank acting as the Coalition Secretariat in cooperation with the IMF. I look forward to co-chairing the Coalition with the Minister of Finance of Indonesia, and highly honor our joint engagement,” said Minister Saarikko.

HP2 Hosts Workshop on Finance Ministries’ Strategies, Capacities, and Research Practices

May 26, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On Wednesday, May 26, the Coalition hosted a workshop under Helsinki Principle 2 on Finance Ministries’ Strategies, Capacities, and Research Practices. The two-hour virtual seminar addressed how Ministries of Finance have incorporated climate change into their strategies, how they are addressing capacity and expertise issues related to climate change, and how research can provide guidance for economic policymaking.

Coalition Publishes New Report: Climate-Related Risks for Ministries of Finance: An Overview

May 25, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The Coalition’s Santiago Action Plan stresses the importance of incorporating climate change considerations into financial decisions and identifying risks climate change poses to financial stability. In this context, the Coalition produced this note on climate-related financial risk to raise awareness and explore risk management approaches. The findings of this note will be reviewed by Coalition Members with a view to identify policy priorities and potential areas for future work.

Coalition Hosts Stakeholder Dialogue with Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

May 18, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On May 18, the Coalition hosted a stakeholder dialogue with Mark Carney (UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance; Special Advisor for COP26; Vice Chair at Brookfield Asset Management; and former Governor of the Bank of England and Bank of Canada). Mr. Carney shared some of the key messages from his forthcoming book, Value(s): Building a Better World for All.