Published on Friday, July 3, 2020 | Updated on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

BBVA U.S. 2020 MSA Sustainability Index

As climate change and sustainability become more important measures of risks to assets and investment opportunities, the question of which U.S. cities are best positioned to lead in sustainable development needs to be addressed.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • U.S. cities currently sit at a $12tn gap in financing needed to achieve sustainability standards set by the United Nations.
  • In a ranking of 380 U.S. MSAs, the Madera, Sacramento and Chico, CA metropolitan statistical areas are identified as the three most sustainable, whereas Pittsburgh, PA and Odessa and Midland, TX are the least sustainable MSAs.

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