Sustainable Finance — the pathway to climate transition and ESG integration

Acuity Knowledge Partners
1 min readJan 25, 2022

Sustainable financing plays a key role in delivering the UN’s SDGs under its climate commitments. It has become a powerful tool, backed by regulators, institutional investors, asset owners and managers and clients worldwide, helping transition economies from “brown” to “green”.

Key Takeaways

1. Key ESG trends and themes
2. A summary of the sustainable financing market, including the performance of the sustainable bond, loan issuance and ECM markets
3. Digitalisation and ESG: the transformation pathway
4. Carbon offsets: the popular climate change mitigation tactic


Deepesh has been associated with Acuity for more than nine years, supporting an EMEA and Asia focused bank. He works with the Sustainable Finance team and has experience across multiple domains of investment banking. Key recent assignments he worked on include setting up ESG taxonomies for various sectors, peer benchmarking of ESG metrics/KPIs, industry research on sustainability initiatives, drafting of sustainable finance frameworks and research in climate change mitigation/adaptation criteria.

He has worked on a broad range of investment banking analysis functions, including target screening, deal identification, industry and regulatory research/studies, market updates, company profiling (short and detailed), benchmarking analysis including various operational parameters, investor profiling, case studies and ad hoc research.

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