Peter Knaack


Peter Knaack is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service, American University, and an Associate at the Council on Economic Policies, a Swiss think tank. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London.
Peter has previously consulted for CGAP, with his research focusing on global financial governance. He has worked and published on inclusive green finance, prudential banking regulation and supervision, and China’s role in global financial governance.
Peter graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Economics and International Relations. He recently published a book on the G20 and the Financial Stability Board, and co-authored one on Digital Transformation in Developing Countries.


By Peter Knaack


Climate Risk and Financial Inclusion: A Regulatory Perspective

Climate change risks may drive the financial sector away from serving the least profitable and most climate-exposed clients, namely low-income, rural households, and micro, small, and medium enterprises. This new working paper outlines how inclusive green finance policies can help reduce these risks, creating a more stable and resilient real economy.