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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.

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.

Primer on climate change: Directors’ duties and disclosure obligations

This report provides an overview of contemporary evidence that climate change presents foreseeable, and in many cases material, financial and systemic risks that affect corporations and their investors. It discusses general climate obligations, directors' duties, disclosure obligations, and advice to directors, emphasizing the importance of embedding climate change in financial risk management, disclosure, and supervisory practices.

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.

Investing in the laws of war: International humanitarian law and the financial sector

The article reviewed the extent to which the country's financial sector incorporates IHL and conflict-related considerations in investment and operational decision-making. Findings from the unpublished confidential report reveal a lack of IHL awareness and significant knowledge gaps, highlighting the need to embed IHL into corporate policies and practices.

Opportunity NOCs: How investors can jumpstart energy transitions in national oil companies

This report outlines how national oil companies (NOCs) must begin decarbonising to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, and how investors can influence and incentivize the energy transition. It shows that NOCs constitute half of the world’s oil and gas production and control two-thirds of global reserves, making them of great interest to investors.

Navigating energy transitions: Mapping the road to 1.5°C

This report maps the road to 1.5°C in energy transitions, discussing pathways and policies to achieve this goal. It highlights the role of investors in driving the energy transition, and the need for mandatory disclosure requirements and robust reporting frameworks to achieve material impact.

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.

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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