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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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Bankrolling ecosystem destruction: The EU must stop the cash flow to businesses destroying nature

29 March 2024
The report analysed the financial flows of 135 companies in ecosystem risk sectors and found that 22.1% (US$278b) of credit and 9.4% (US$65b) of investment came from EU-based financial institutions from 2015 to 2023. The report recommends that EU regulation should align finance with global environmental targets to prevent financial flows from contributing to ecosystem destruction.
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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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The changing climate policy landscape: Considerations for policymakers and the needs of investors

This report outlines eight key features of effective global climate policies. It analyses how different approaches to policy design shape capital markets' responses. The report also calls on governments to create policies with clear short, medium, and long-term targets that provide the right incentives and ensure a just transition.
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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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Overcoming the myths of mainstream economics to enable a new wellbeing economy

13 August 2019
This report discusses the flawed theoretical pillars of mainstream economics that support unsustainable environmental, social, and economic outcomes. The paper identifies paradoxes and delusions in theories related to efficiency, wealth, well-being, and economic growth. It argues that adopting a new approach that prioritises well-being can help overcome these challenges.
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Empty nets: How overfishing risks leaving investors stranded

In a report written under the Fish Tracker Initiative, this document provides an overview of seafood exposure in equity capital markets, focusing on fishing related risks. This report is written with the purpose of aligning the world's capital markets with sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture.
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