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Investing in nature: Opportunities for institutional investors

Green Finance Institute
This guide aims to assist institutional investors in navigating the evolving landscape of nature-based finance. It offers practical insights into various investment opportunities, showcasing case studies that exemplify best practices and innovative approaches in nature investments.
Research
14 June 2024

The global slavery index 2023

Walk Free
This report reveals that 50 million people live in modern slavery. It highlights the G20's $468 billion worth of high-risk imports and identifies North Korea, Eritrea, and Mauritania as having the highest prevalence. Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK have the strongest government responses.
Benchmark/series
14 June 2024

An innovation pathway to decarbonization: Circular economy solutions for policymakers and industry in the US

Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The US has a significant opportunity to decarbonise its industrial sector and boost its economy by transitioning to a circular economy. This report explores the economic and environmental benefits of circular solutions in key industries, such as batteries, construction, and electronics. It also analyses current US policies that support a circular economy and provides recommendations for further policy interventions to accelerate this transition.
Research
14 June 2024

Good practice toolkit: Strengthening modern slavery responses

Australian Human Rights Institute
This toolkit provides guidance on improving business practices under Australia's Modern Slavery Act. It emphasises effective stakeholder and supplier engagement, human rights due diligence, and the use of digital technologies. The toolkit includes practical examples and recommendations for businesses, governments, and civil society to better combat modern slavery.
Research
13 June 2024

FAST connection diagnostic and risk mapping

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)
The FAST Initiative's Risk Mapping tool aids finance professionals in identifying and mitigating risks related to forced labour and human trafficking in supply chains. It offers practical guidance and resources to enhance due diligence and promote responsible investment practices.
Online tool/database
13 June 2024

Modern slavery benchmarking tool

Walk Free
This tool helps businesses to evaluate their efforts in addressing modern slavery. It provides a comprehensive framework to assess risk, policies, and practices, facilitating improvement in combating modern slavery within supply chains and operations. This tool promotes transparency and accountability in corporate practices.
Online tool/database
13 June 2024

Big oil reality check: Aligned in failure

Oil Change International
Big oil and gas companies’ climate pledges lack ambition and integrity, resulting in continued exploration and extraction. They fail to align with the Paris Agreement, relying on misleading accounting and greenwashing. Immediate action from governments and investors is essential to catalyse a socially just and equitable phase-out of fossil fuels.
Research
12 June 2024

Climate TRACE

Climate TRACE is a comprehensive tool for tracking global greenhouse gas emissions. Utilising satellite data and AI, it provides real-time insights, helping finance professionals assess environmental impacts and make informed decisions. This tool supports ESG integration and sustainability in financial practices.
Online tool/database
11 June 2024

2024 XDI Asia-Pacific real estate investment trust physical climate risk report

Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI)
This benchmark report assesses the vulnerability of 2,134 assets across 20 APAC REITs to climate risks. By 2050, nearly 10% of properties face high risk, particularly from coastal inundation and flooding, highlighting significant financial implications for investors and the urgent need for adaptation strategies.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

Energy transition risks and opportunities initiative's series

European Commission
Energy Transition Risk and Opportunities Initiative (ET Risk) provides finance professionals with tools to assess energy transition risks and opportunities. The project focuses on sustainable finance, ESG impacts, and climate change, helping users make informed investment decisions.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

UN Environment Programme's emissions gap report series

United Nations Environment Programme
This benchmark report, produced by the United Nations Environment Programme, assesses the discrepancy between projected and necessary global greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement targets. It highlights the urgent need for enhanced mitigation actions and tracks progress on national commitments and policy implementations.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

Outsized impact: How investment can address the systemic risk of LGBTQIA+ inequality?

Colorful Capital
This report examines the systemic inequity faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in the US, highlighting its significant economic consequences. It provides evidence of the positive link between LGBTQIA+ inclusion and financial performance, and outlines a framework for investors to advance LGBTQIA+ equity through system-level investing.
Research
7 June 2024

The state of net zero investment 2024

Investor Group on Climate Change
The 2024 report analyses net zero investment practices of 63 investors. It finds that investor climate action is steady despite global headwinds. Key progress areas include setting interim targets, increasing action on adaptation and resilience, and enhancing corporate engagement to accelerate emissions reduction.
Research
7 June 2024

Refugee-related investments: Myth or reality?

The World Bank
This report examines the current state of refugee-related investment, a subset of impact investing focused on companies benefiting forcibly displaced people. It discusses the need for sustainable solutions for refugees' economic inclusion, the challenges faced by this nascent field, and recommendations for governments, development partners, and private sector actors to accelerate refugees' social and economic inclusion while benefiting host countries.
Research
7 June 2024

Capital Human

Commercial Research Providers
Capital Human provides innovative solutions for sustainable human capital development. Specialising in modern slavery prevention and ethical labour practices, Capital Human offers resources and tools to businesses and finance professionals. Discover their comprehensive approach to building socially responsible and sustainable workplaces.
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Colorful Capital

Other Industry / Sector Specific Groups & Sponsored Organisations
Colorful Capital supports LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs and businesses by providing equitable access to capital. They aim to create a more inclusive economy by addressing funding disparities. Their focus on diversity and inclusion in finance helps empower underrepresented communities.
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