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Sujai Adithya
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Asked a question 11 months ago

What are the risks in Green Banking?

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Sujai Adithya
Business Development and Banking & Financial Services Expert

It is very important in mitigating the following risks involving in Green Banking:

  • Credit Risk - Due to climate change and global warming there will be direct as well as indirect costs to banks. It has been observed that due to global warming there had been extreme weather condition which affects the economic assets financed by the banks thus leading to high incidence of credit default. Credit risk can also arise indirectly when banks lead to companies whose businesses were affected due to changes in environmental regulation.
  • Legal Risk - Banks like other business entities face legal risk if they do not comply with relevant environmental regulation. They also face risk of direct lender liability for cleanup cost for damages in case they actually take possession of pollution causing assets.
  • Reputation Risk - Due to increasing environmental awareness banks are prone for reputation risk if their direct or indirect actions are viewed as socially and environmentally damaging. Reputation risks emerge from the financing of environmentally objectionable projects.