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Anticipatory finance: An introductory guide

This introductory guide explores anticipatory finance, a funding mechanism released before predicted disasters to reduce humanitarian impact. It explains anticipatory action (AA), details potential finance sources (e.g. donor funds, government budgets, insurance), and presents real-world examples, challenges, and recommendations for implementation.
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Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2024

This report reveals that the world's 60 largest banks financed US$705.8 billion in fossil fuel activities in 2023, totalling US$6.9 trillion since the Paris Agreement. It highlights the increasing commitments from major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Mizuho, emphasising the ongoing support for fossil fuel expansion despite climate commitments.
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Developing a public private partnership approach to increase financial inclusion for modern slavery survivors in Mexico

This report provides insight into the development of a public-private partnership approach to increase financial access for modern slavery survivors in Mexico. The pilot intervention aims to improve financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, contributing to reducing and preventing trafficking and slavery. The report also highlights barriers to financial access, emphasising the importance of identifying illicit flows and increasing financial inclusion for at-risk groups.
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200 and counting: Global financial institutions are exiting coal

Financial institutions (FI) across the world are increasingly recognising the risks and opportunities connected to coal, and many are reducing their exposure to the industry. The number of FIs withdrawing from coal is rapidly increasing, and this report catalogues the global trend towards coal withdrawal.
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Guidance and case studies for ESG integration: Equities and fixed income

The CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment commissioned a survey on ESG integration, revealing that 56% of investors integrate governance into their equity analysis. Analysts may engage in ESG in fixed-income analysis to evaluate the risks and value of assets. ESG issues help investors arrive at estimates of fair stock value.
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Navigating a new era of business and human rights

This book explores the role of businesses in protecting human rights, and highlights the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors. The book showcases examples of innovation and best practices in the field of business and human rights, and provides guidance to businesses on how to respect human rights.
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Business of peace: The private sector as a partner in conflict prevention and resolution

28 August 2001
This report explores how multinational corporations can support conflict prevention and resolution. It emphasizes the cost of conflict to corporate operations and reputation, identifies opportunities for corporate leadership, and provides case studies of how some corporations work with local governments, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs.
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Greenlight or gaslight? The transition minerals dilemma for Australia

3 May 2023
This report highlights the risks associated with the global dependency on transition minerals for a carbon-free future. It explores potential oversupply and undersupply risks, supply chain ethics, and the environmental impacts of mining such minerals in Australia.
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Climate costs for Asia Pacific ports

The report estimates costs of US$31 billion to US$49 billion to protect Asia Pacific ports from the effects of climate change. Trade, especially seaborne, accounts for 58% of global GDP and Asian ports account for nine of the top ten in capacity. This report highlights the urgent need for ports infrastructure to consider the physical effects of climate change and to build to withstand those effects.
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Financing SDGs in emerging markets: The role of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds

The report highlights the potential of green, social sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds in funding developing countries' progress towards the SDGs, offering recommendations for increased involvement from issuers, investors, policy-makers, and development finance institutions (DFIs).
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