Glossary

As the sustainable finance industry continues to develop, more and more terms and expressions are being introduced to finance’s repertoire.  Our glossary provides a non-exhaustive collection of green and sustainability terms and expressions recently introduced to the market so that you can build a solid foundation of sustainability knowledge.

Funds

Climetrics
Climetrics is a climate rating that provides a holistic assessment of a fund’s climate-related risks and opportunities.
ESG Fund
An ESG Fund is a security that places Environmental, Social and Governance factors at the centre of investment decisions.
Green Climate Fund
Falling within the framework of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a global fund that supports developing countries in their response to climate change.
Green Climate Fund
Green Fund
A fund is classified as a Green Fund when the money invested is used in environment-related projects/sectors. These investments are selected using specific strategies that steer its investment behaviours.
Social Fund
A Social Fund invests its assets in social-related sectors and activities, incorporating specific investment selection strategies into its investment decisions and processes.