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Is CSRD working for financial institutions? A look into how CSRD is being rolled out across the financial sector

16 April 2024
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), an ambitious EU sustainability regulation, demands increased transparency from financial institutions (FIs). Challenges include the lack of sector-specific guidance and difficulties in data collection across diverse investments. Despite a focus on reporting, FIs must leverage CSRD strategically to align financing with sustainability goals and ensure long-term compliance.
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In search of the true greenium

1 March 2024
The expected return of green securities relative to brown is a crucial impact measure for ESG investors, and the greenium is more negative in greener countries and over time. The equity greenium has become more negative over time. The proposed robust green score combined with forward-looking expected returns yields a more precisely estimated annual equity greenium.
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2024 XDI gross domestic climate risk report

The 2024 XDI report ranks over 2,600 regions worldwide according to the projected damage to the built environment from extreme weather and climate change, including floods, wildfires and sea-level rises, and which of these regions are likely to see the largest escalation in damage from 1990 to 2050. Used by companies, governments and investors looking for data on sub-sovereign and regional risk.
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Mobilizing money and movements: Creative finance for food systems transformations

This report explores creative financing strategies for transforming food systems. Through six case studies, it showcases levers of change for transformational investing, including blended finance, shared ownership, and diverse investment types. The report emphasizes community engagement and local food production to build sustainable and resilient food systems.
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Shareholder primacy: The main barrier to sustainable companies

25 September 2015
This report analyses the role of company law in achieving sustainable development, focusing on the dominance of shareholder primacy and its impact on corporate decision-making. It evaluates barriers to integrating sustainability, and provides possible ways forward. An essential comparative analysis for academics and professionals interested in promoting sustainable business practices.
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Shopping for a bargain: How the purchasing practices of clothing brands in Australia impact the women who make our clothes

25 November 2020
This report examines the purchasing practices of clothing brands operating in Australia and highlights the impact on women workers in the countries where clothing is made. It calls on brands to publish a plan and commitment to ensuring a living wage for workers throughout their supply chains.
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Study on sustainability - related ratings, data and research

26 August 2021
This study on sustainability-related ratings, data and research seeks to explore the sustainability data landscape and the issues related to the assessment and evaluation of sustainability performance. It examines various sustainability-related rating systems, methodologies, and data providers, with insights from asset managers, asset owners, and benchmark administrators.
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Making Xinjiang sanctions work: Addressing forced labour through coercive trade and finance measures

This is a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the measures adopted and implemented to address the issue of forced labour in Xinjiang, China. Based on open-source data and expert analysis, the report highlights key themes and outlines a set of recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness of current trade and financial measures.
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Time to accelerate: Capital mobilisation for the SDGs in emerging markets

This progress report details two years of capital mobilisation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging markets. It highlights the need for government and private investors to take action if the SDG financing gap is to be closed, and outlines strategies for scaling private investment and reducing investment risks.
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In search of impact: Measuring the full value of capital

This report outlines a sustainable investment framework, designed to empower individuals and organisations to better understand and make informed investment choices. The framework utilises six themes to communicate the impact of financial flows into the economy and contains theoretically grounded metrics that can be practically applied.
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