The EBRD is supporting clients to enhance their corporate climate governance
The EBRD Corporate Climate Governance Facility transforms the way our clients do business by building their capacity to manage climate-related risks and opportunities and unlocking green investment.
Harry Boyd-Carpenter, EBRD MD for Climate Strategy and Delivery, explains how the Facility helps clients to improve decision-making and to maintain and enhance their performance in a time of unprecedented change.
How the work of the facility benefits our clients
It reduces costs: Mandatory climate-related financial disclosure is spreading to more jurisdictions and global standards are under development. At the same time, climate-related policies are expanding to more economic sectors. Better climate governance reduces compliance costs and allows financial institutions and corporates to anticipate and plan for risks and opportunities associated with these changes.
It enhances resilience: Improved climate governance can help businesses in the EBRD region adapt to the growing frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires by building more climate-resilient infrastructure and planning for disruptions to supply chains.
It strengthens competitiveness: Emission-intensive activities in the 13 EBRD economies that are members of the EU are already subject to a carbon price. From 2026, a mechanism to price goods imported into the EU based on their embedded emissions will affect exports from non-EU EBRD economies worth tens of billions of euros per year. Climate governance can find ways to reduce the carbon intensity that increasingly influences corporate competitiveness.
It reveals opportunities. The transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient world will transform the global economy. Effective climate governance can reveal economic opportunities associated with this change.
It unlocks finance: Appetite for sustainable investment has risen sharply in recent years alongside investor and lender demands for increased climate-related disclosure. Enhanced climate governance can help financial institutions and corporates to reassure capital markets, to diversify their investor base, and to access finance through new instruments such as green bonds or sustainability-linked loans.
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