The Emergence of ‘Resilience Credits’: How a New Asset Class Can Unlock Investment in Climate Resilience — And Why Impact Measurement Will be Key to its Success

Investments in building climate resilience in vulnerable communities are falling woefully short — and the private sector is almost entirely absent. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Jyotsna Puri at IFAD and Jonathan Phillips at Duke University explore an innovative solution to this finance gap: “resilience credits.” They explain how this new asset class aims to align public and private capital to build and measure climate resilience — and discuss the pros and cons of different impact measurement approaches for resilience-focused projects and businesses.

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