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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

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

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

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

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.
Organisation
1 research item

Sustainable Markets Initiative

Government Sponsored / Multilateral Organisations
Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) champions sustainable finance and responsible investing, fostering a green economy through innovative market solutions. Explore insights, tools, and resources on sustainability and impact investing. Ideal for investors, policymakers, and businesses committed to a sustainable future.
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1 research item

Green Finance Institute

Finance / Corporate Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
Green Finance Institute (GFI) champions sustainable finance solutions, driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. GFI collaborates with financial institutions, policymakers, and businesses to innovate and implement green financial products. Key areas include green mortgages, sustainable infrastructure, and natural capital. Explore cutting-edge research and resources on green finance at GFI.
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Indigenous rights and financial institutions: Free, prior and informed consent, just transition and emerging practice

Shift
This report examines the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ rights in finance, focusing on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). It discusses challenges in implementing FPIC, such as differing views on indigeneity, determining adequate FPIC, poor information, and power imbalances. It concludes with the potential for mutually beneficial partnerships.
Research
31 May 2024

Biodiversity finance as a technology of power: Discourses of innovation and regulation in an Australian case study

This research paper merges innovation and regulation, commodifying nature through tradeable biodiversity units. This study explores how financialisation shapes conservation policies, highlighting tensions between market-driven solutions and regulatory frameworks, and the complex power dynamics involved in biodiversity finance.
Research
31 May 2024

Global survey of nature risk management at financial firms 2024: A discipline in its infancy

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
The survey highlights the nascent stage of nature risk management in financial institutions. It covers governance, strategy, risk management, metrics, scenario analysis, and disclosures. The survey reveals low maturity levels but underscores the importance of integrating nature risks into financial practices to enhance resilience and sustainability.
Research
31 May 2024

An introduction to responsible investment: Biodiversity for asset owners

Principles for Responsible Investment
This introductory guide for asset owners explores the financial risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity loss. It explains the relevance of biodiversity to investment processes and outlines how asset owners can incorporate biodiversity considerations into their responsible investment policies, stewardship practices, and disclosures.
Research
31 May 2024

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Other Industry / Sector Specific Groups & Sponsored Organisations
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a leading professional association dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. GARP provides education, certification, and networking opportunities for risk professionals. It offers globally recognised programs such as the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification.
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Fair Tax Foundation

Finance / Corporate Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
Fair Tax Mark certifies businesses and organisations for their commitment to tax transparency and fairness. It promotes responsible tax practices, encouraging businesses to pay their fair share of tax. This certification helps consumers and stakeholders identify and support ethical companies contributing positively to society and the economy.
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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Academic Institutions
Columbia Climate School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (SCCCL) conducts research and develops innovative legal techniques to address climate change. The centre focuses on climate litigation, renewable energy, and environmental justice. It provides resources, events, and publications to support climate law and policy advancements.
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