International Sustainable Finance

At Friends of the Earth, we work to strengthen and raise environmental and social standards at international financial institutions. Our goal is to promote the highest environmental, social, climate, and sustainability standards and practices in the international banking sector in an effort to protect the environment, communities, and climate on a local and global level.


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Biden’s Financial Risk Roadmap, Focused on Climate, Omits Worst Federal Offenders

Today the White House released the first Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy, required under President Biden’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk.

Groups call on World Bank President David Malpass to be replaced over failure on climate action

Today, 77 groups sent a letter to World Bank Governors and Executive Directors calling for President David Malpass to be replaced for failing to take adequate action on climate change.

International Grassroots Leaders Call On Treasury Department To Center Their Voices

Today, grassroots leaders sent a letter urging the Treasury Department to center demands of global grassroots movements in its new fossil fuel financing guidance.

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The hidden flows of finance to fossil fuels: World Bank and IMF edition
The hidden flows of finance to fossil fuels: World Bank and IMF edition

The U.S. government has spent more than $44 billion on fossil fuel projects overseas over the last decade.

One Disaster After Another: Will EXIM Chairman Reed Ever Learn?
One Disaster After Another: Will EXIM Chairman Reed Ever Learn?

EXIM continues to invest in projects with severe environmental impacts, human rights abuses, and detrimental effects on local communities and public health.

Why $77 billion a year in public finance for oil, gas, and coal is even worse than it sounds
Why $77 billion a year in public finance for oil, gas, and coal is even worse than it sounds

The headline finding is that from 2016 to 2018 G20 countries provided an average of USD $77 billion a year in public finance for fossil fuels.

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Dirty Coal Plant Loses U.S. Funding
Dirty Coal Plant Loses U.S. Funding

Americans have made it clear: We want a cleaner future. This means investing in sustainable and efficient renewable energy at home and abroad.

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  • CSO letter on ending international public finance for fossil fuels
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  • Letter on EXIM consideration of financing petrochemical project in Malaysia
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  • Letter on EXIM’s consideration of financing Kazakhstan oil refinery
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