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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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The global risks report 2024: 19th edition

12 January 2024
This report outlines global risks in 2024 and 2034, in an effort to provide insight to government and business leaders about the potential threats of the future. The report highlights potential global risks ranging from false information, economic uncertainty, climate change, AI dominance, to an increase in conflict and organised crimes.
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The BankTrack human rights benchmark Latin America

18 March 2024
This benchmark report assesses 17 commercial banks based on their public disclosures in four key categories. The banks' policies commit to respecting human rights, but reports and remedies are deficient. The majority of banks need to exhibit concrete actions to effectively demonstrate their commitment to human rights.
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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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Transition risks in the automotive sector

2 August 2018
This report analyses the potential valuation of BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen under two different climate change scenarios and pathways. The study reveals insights for equity analysis and company engagement with sensitivity to regional and technological factors. Authors present a warning not to see findings as investment recommendations or forecast.
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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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Retiring oil and gas assets will have long-term financial and environmental impacts

13 January 2023
Ageing oil and gas assets will have significant long-term financial and environmental impacts, with decommissioning costs rising steadily in coming decades. Asset retirement obligations could reach US$42 billion by 2024, posing considerable financial, logistical, and environmental challenges given limited financial assurance requirements, regulatory loopholes, and the complexity of decommissioning.
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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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Enabling FPIC through voluntary standards: An ISEAL innovations fund project

This report explores ways to enable Free, Prior, and Informed Consent through voluntary standards. It reviews existing literature and provides guidance for companies and assurance providers to verify successful implementation of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from the perspective of affected communities. The report also includes a monitoring and verification tool framework.
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A toolbox of sustainable crisis response measures for central banks and supervisors – second edition: Lessons from practice

This report is a toolbox of options for central banks and supervisors to align crisis response measures with climate and sustainability objectives. The second edition includes an extended analysis of sustainability-linked measures. It also highlights the importance of moving from voluntary to mandatory environmental reporting and recommends efficient disclosure to regulated financial institutions.
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