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Canopy Planet
ForestMapper is an interactive tool designed by Canopy to visually map ancient and endangered forests globally. It helps companies identify sustainable fibre sources and assess risks in their supply chains, featuring data layers on forests, species, carbon, and landscapes across various global regions.
Online tool/database
20 May 2024

Great expectations: Is engagement living up to its promise?

This report examines whether engagement activities deliver impactful sustainability outcomes, comparing systemic and company-specific engagement. It encourages investors to align engagement goals with investment views, distinguishes escalation mechanisms for equity and debt investors, and emphasises financial materiality for achievable, value-enhancing outcomes. Investors are reminded of their fiduciary responsibility to clients and stakeholders.
1 May 2024

Social and Human Capital Protocol

Capitals Coalition (CapsCo)
This protocol sets out principles for valuing human and social capital, helping businesses to measure the value of community relationships and employee talent. The goal is to help businesses make truly sustainable decisions; however, this is a nascent field requiring more detailed data, and tailored techniques, to ensure more accurate results.
22 April 2024

The BankTrack human rights benchmark reports

The BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark series evaluates commercial banks globally, with a global and regional focus including Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It assesses 50 of the world’s largest private sector commercial banks against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, examining policy commitments, due diligence, reporting, and remedy processes to ensure compliance with human rights standards.
22 April 2024

Considering social factors in pension scheme investments: Guide from the Taskforce on Social Factors

Taskforce on Social Factors
This final report identifies social risks and opportunities that can be addressed by trustees, industry, and policymakers. The guide outlines frameworks of good practice and materiality assessment, with data sources to support the assessment and provides practical assistance to enable consideration of social factors within their investments.
22 April 2024

Artificial intelligence risk management framework (AI RMF 1.0)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This framework is a guide to promote safe, secure and transparent use of AI systems. The Framework provides four key functions – govern, map, measure and manage - with further categories and subcategories for risk management in AI systems.
26 March 2024

Nature positive economies: Progress, lessons and next frontiers

World Wide Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund – WWF)
This report provides insights, lessons, and frontiers to help put nature at the heart of economic decisions. System-wide change is required to protect, restore, invest in and maintain nature. The report offers knowledge on building a sustainable economy while ensuring everyone benefits from and values nature.
20 March 2024

Can investors save the planet? - NZAMI and fiduciary duty

The report evaluates asset managers' strategies aligning with the Race to Zero goal of limiting global warming while considering the possibility of a different climate scenario. It finds impactful environmental approaches might pose fiduciary challenges. Authors propose revising commitments to enhance climate impact while upholding fiduciary duties.
20 March 2024

Catalytic capital: A key to aligning infrastructure investments with climate mitigation in emerging markets

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
This report provides a roadmap for directing more institutional capital toward climate infrastructure financing in emerging markets. It identifies the importance of using catalytic capital and outlines four themes crucial to its effective use: targeting, speed, support, and analysis. The report offers recommendations for how to address climate challenges through targeted catalytic interventions.
19 March 2024

From impacts to dependencies: A first global assessment of corporate biodiversity risk exposure and responses

The report unveils a significant gap in corporate biodiversity risk management, with $7.2tn exposed despite a 29% adoption rate of biodiversity policies among 11,812 sampled companies. It emphasises the inadequate response to biodiversity risks, especially in sectors highly reliant on biodiversity.
19 March 2024

ESG investing in emerging markets – a roadmap towards net-zero

BNP Paribas
This report discusses the challenges in ESG investing for emerging markets due to varying standards in regulations and reporting. It also covers the importance of sovereign engagement and incorporating biodiversity in investment decisions. The lack of standardisation in data and regulation presents difficulties in generating sustainable investments.
19 March 2024

Biodiversity in the balance: Hedging portfolio risks

The report illustrates increased NGO reporting, land use, and biodiversity incidents linked to industrial firms. With 31% of companies having no official management initiatives, investors are eager to address portfolio risks from biodiversity loss and deforestation. The report connects land use and biodiversity controversies with various risks, including operational, credit, market, physical, and systemic.
19 March 2024

Oxford principles for net zero aligned carbon offsetting

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (University of Oxford)
This 2024 framework of four principles and guidance for organisations and standard bodies involved in offsetting practices. The revised principles emphasise the need for urgency in the reduction of emissions and the closing of the carbon removal gap, while maintaining transparency and integrity in all projects.
19 March 2024

Climate scorpion – the sting is in the tail: Introducing planetary solvency

Global Systems Institute (University of Exeter)
The report explores the risks and impact of climate change on a global scale. The report emphasises the need for a realistic risk assessment urgently and laying out a blueprint on developing a Planetary Solvency framework.
19 March 2024

The elephant in the room: Aligning global bonds markets with climate goals

2° Investing Initiative (2DII)
The global bond market is crucial for the achievement of the Paris Agreement's climate goals. This report analyses the alignment of corporate bonds with these goals while identifying challenges and proposing potential solutions, including the use of asset-level data and revaluation of benchmarks.
18 March 2024

Do high-ability managers choose ESG projects that create shareholder value? Evidence from employee opinions

Are ESG projects compatible with shareholder value? Managers face a challenge when they decide which ESG projects to select with limited clarity on allowed investments. The paper uses MSCI ESG ratings and Glassdoor employee ratings to demonstrate that high-calibre managers put their resources towards ESG projects and thereby enhance shareholder value.
18 March 2024
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