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Project description:

To integrate the biodiversity perspective into the development of sustainable
finance taxonomies, which define sustainable investments, it is important to promote the understanding of how taxonomies work and their potential to mobilize capital. This research and capacity building project focuses on empowering relevant policymakers and financial market actors in the use and application of sustainable finance taxonomies in Brazil and Colombia, considering biodiversity and ecosystems. Additionally, it raises interest in the application of such taxonomies among companies from biodiversity-relevant sectors via practical examples. Through the knowledge exchange between the target region and the EU, international cooperation will be strengthened to harmonize sustainable finance practices and promote a post-COVID-19 recovery in harmony with nature and the achievement of international biodiversity goals.

Project data:

Countries: Brazil, Colombia
IKI funding: 705,079.29 €
Duration: 09/2021 till 09/2023
Status: open
Implementing organisation: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
Implementing Partner: Fondo Acción; Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

State of implementation/results:
  • Inventory of existing frameworks for sustainable financing in Brazil, Colombia and the EU. Context Colombia: Publication of draft national taxonomy in October 2021, commenting by the project through public consultations.
  • Context Brazil: In 2020, the Brazilian Banking Federation (FEBRABAN) updated its 2014 Green Taxonomy methodology developed with project partner Fundação Getúlio Vargas to measure financial flows in green economy sectors. Currently, reporting is no longer a voluntary obligation of financial institutions, but a process that retrieves data from the Central Bank’s Credit Information System.
  • Synergies for dialogue with the Brazilian government with GIZ’s FiBras ICI project, which aims to expand green/sustainable finance. (…).
  • National stakeholder dialogues and trainings in preparation for 2022.
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