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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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OECD due diligence guidance for responsible supply chain of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

The paper provides recommendations for companies operating in mineral supply chains. The guidance outlines a five-step framework for supply chain due diligence, including risk identification and assessment, implementation of risk mitigation strategies, and reporting on due diligence efforts.
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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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Global standards miss the nuance in local child labour

13 May 2015
Research conducted by Young Lives on improving the current issue of child labour provided from a view that differs from the conventional approach: improving working conditions is more constructive than merely banning child labour altogether, as doing so would miss the social and economic nuances such as relationship ties, supporting families and gaining skills.
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