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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Financing a greener planet: Catalysing private capital for a net zero emissions world

22 February 2021
This report provides an overview of the private capital markets and their potential to fund a greener planet. It explores the increasing interest in ESG investing and the significant role that investors can play in delivering a net-zero emissions world, specifically focusing on sustainable agriculture, clean energy, and transportation.

Welcome to the great unravelling: Navigating the polycrisis of environmental and social breakdown

7 August 2023
This report examines the ongoing crises of environmental and social breakdown, exploring their interconnected drivers and feedbacks. It offers pragmatic and personal solutions, challenging the myth of progress, and suggesting thoughtful change as the only hope for navigating this uncertain future.

Investing for inclusion: Exploring an LGBTI lens

This is a guide for financial investors aimed at closing the gap between LGBTI communities and investors, emphasizing the economic benefits of LGBTI inclusion and providing a five-step framework for LGBTI lens investment.

Investor toolkit on human rights and armed conflict: Managing human rights impacts and international humanitarian law implications before, during and after armed conflicts arise

This investor toolkit covers human rights risks and international humanitarian law implications related to armed conflict. It offers guidance on identifying, prioritizing, and managing such risks. The toolkit also outlines how investors can engage with companies before, during, and after such conflicts and shares case-studies on how companies have handled previous conflicts.

Higher cost of finance exacerbates a climate investment trap in developing economies

30 June 2021
This study investigates how different weighted average cost of capital (WACC) assumptions impact decarbonisation pathways for developing economies. The results demonstrate the disproportionate impact of high capital costs between regions, with green electricity production potentially 35% lower in Africa, increasing the risk of a climate investment trap.
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