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Decarbonization, population disruption and resource inventories in the global energy transition

15 December 2022
The study underscores the necessity of macro-level planning for energy decarbonisation. It delves into the geographical intricacies and dynamics of mineral resource extraction during the transition, providing an empirical foundation to evaluate spatial impacts and demographic shifts. It reveals potential risks and disparities in risk distribution, emphasizing targeted planning's importance.
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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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Global compact local networks: Accelerating national SDG implementation

The report emphasizes the role of responsible business in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlights the importance of local networks in mobilizing a global movement of companies committed to advancing the SDGs through capacity-building, awareness-raising, and collaboration.
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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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Sustainable corporate governance and non-financial disclosure in Europe: Does the gender diversity matter?

28 June 2021
This study explores the link between boardroom gender diversity and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure in European listed firms. The results show that having women directors improves ESG practices, potentially enhancing sustainable value creation for firms. The study recommends policy actions promoting gender equality in decision-making roles to further enhance corporate transparency and accountability.
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Increasing female participation on boards: Effects on sustainability reporting

18 June 2020
This study explores the relationship between board gender diversity and sustainability reporting using data from 2,116 banks over a ten-year period. Results indicate that having 22–50% female board members positively affects ESG disclosure, but beyond 50%, negative effects appear. It suggests that banks should mandate quotas to promote sustainable disclosure.
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Biodiversity insight 2021

30 November 2021
Environmental Finance's Biodiversity Insight 2021 publication features articles and expert insight into numerous planned and active biodiversity-related initiatives occurring in the global financial sector. Each article discusses a public or private entity’s development, focus, strategy, and ambition of an initiative aiming for greater inclusion of biodiversity conservation in finance.
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Banking beyond coal: Sustainable development without coal finance

30 June 2018
This investor briefing investigates the financing of the coal power industry. Highlighting that bank financing continues to facilitate active development of coal power infrastructure, particularly in developing nations, which is incompatible with the Paris Agreement. Additionally, it provides a call to action for investors to engage with their banks to strengthen coal divestment policies.
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The ambition loop: How business and government can advance policies that fast track zero-carbon economic growth

This report highlights how building on business leadership and strong national policy measures spur additional investment and action on businesses, accelerating the transition to a prosperous zero carbon economy. This requires an "ambition loop" - a positive feedback loop between business leadership and government policies.
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Human rights: The foundation of sustainable business

In December 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Two of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are derived directly from the Universal Declaration. The United Nations Global Compact is advocating for businesses to stand up for human rights, promoting uptake of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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