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A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk. E-RISC: Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis

A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk. E-RISC: Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis
  • United Nations Environment Programme Financing Initiative (UNEPFI). November 2012
  • This report addresses how and why natural resource, including water resources, and environmental risks are becoming financially material for sovereign credit risk, not just in the medium term, but even in the short run. The E-RISC (Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit analysis) methodology focuses on the development of metrics and methods for quantifying natural resource and environmental risks so they can be incorporated into sovereign credit risk assessments. It assesses how growing natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation can impact a country's economy, and in turn what financial risks these pose in the context of sovereign credit ratings. Case studies from Brazil, France, India, Turkey and Japan are highlighted.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Financial community
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Indicators, Key messages, Methodology
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Published in 2015