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Exclusion of controversial sectors in the investment/ lending policy

Data source provider

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Use cases

Investment and lending decisions

Data group

Policy, regulation and standard

Metric Type

Transition sensitivity

Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

1. Sustainability rating providers (e.g., RobecoSAM, International Capital Market Association (ICMA), MSCI, CBI, S&P Global)
2. International organisations (i.e., UNEP FI, IFC)
3. Research bodies (i.e., Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), Bursa Malaysia, Shariah, SRI Responsible Financing guidelines)

Unit (e.g. CO2)


Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Sector

Time horizon 

Not applicable



Time series




Observation on data availability/gaps

UNEP FI data is accessible upon registration. The updated document provides an overview of the recommended activities to exclude from financing in the sustainable blue economy, based on market-first 'Turning the Tide' and 'Diving Deep' guidance for financial institutions.

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