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The global slavery index 2023

Walk Free
This report reveals that 50 million people live in modern slavery. It highlights the G20's $468 billion worth of high-risk imports and identifies North Korea, Eritrea, and Mauritania as having the highest prevalence. Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK have the strongest government responses.
Benchmark/series
14 June 2024

2024 XDI Asia-Pacific real estate investment trust physical climate risk report

Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI)
This benchmark report assesses the vulnerability of 2,134 assets across 20 APAC REITs to climate risks. By 2050, nearly 10% of properties face high risk, particularly from coastal inundation and flooding, highlighting significant financial implications for investors and the urgent need for adaptation strategies.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

Energy transition risks and opportunities initiative's series

European Commission
Energy Transition Risk and Opportunities Initiative (ET Risk) provides finance professionals with tools to assess energy transition risks and opportunities. The project focuses on sustainable finance, ESG impacts, and climate change, helping users make informed investment decisions.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

UN Environment Programme's emissions gap report series

United Nations Environment Programme
This benchmark report, produced by the United Nations Environment Programme, assesses the discrepancy between projected and necessary global greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement targets. It highlights the urgent need for enhanced mitigation actions and tracks progress on national commitments and policy implementations.
Benchmark/series
10 June 2024

ShareAction's voting matters series

ShareAction
Voting Matters are benchmark-series reports by ShareAction evaluating the proxy voting behaviour of asset managers on environmental and social issues. This report analyses the voting patterns of major asset managers to determine their commitment to responsible investment practices.
Benchmark/series
31 May 2024

Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance series

Rainforest Action Network
The "Banking on Climate Chaos" benchmark report examines global banks' financing of fossil fuel companies, highlighting trends and policy shifts impacting climate goals. This series offers critical insights into financial institutions' roles in supporting fossil fuel expansion and their climate commitments.

Benchmark/series
20 May 2024

The BankTrack human rights benchmark reports

BankTrack
The BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark series evaluates commercial banks globally, with a global and regional focus including Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It assesses 50 of the world’s largest private sector commercial banks against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, examining policy commitments, due diligence, reporting, and remedy processes to ensure compliance with human rights standards.
Benchmark/series
22 April 2024

2024 XDI gross domestic climate risk report

Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI)
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.
Benchmark/series
19 March 2024

RIAA's from values to riches series

Responsible Investment Association Australasia
This research series gauges Australians' and New Zealanders' awareness, attitudes, and practices around responsible and ethical investing. It provides insights into consumer sentiment and expectations regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions.
Benchmark/series
19 March 2024

The Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the financial industry

Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials
The Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry by Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) provides a framework for measuring and disclosing greenhouse gas emissions. It helps financial institutions enhance transparency, assess climate risks, and support sustainable investment decisions, promoting accountability and impactful environmental actions.
Benchmark/series
18 March 2024

UN Environment Programme's adaptation gap report series

United Nations Environment Programme
The Adaptation Gap Report series provides yearly updates on global progress in climate change adaptation. It assesses the status of adaptation planning, implementation, and finance, highlighting the increasing gap between the need for adaptation and the actions taken.
Benchmark/series
18 March 2024

RIAA's benchmarking impact investing series

Responsible Investment Association Australasia
This is a series of benchmark reports providing comprehensive insights into the impact investing market in Australia. It covers investor motivations, market size, and performance metrics, aiding stakeholders in understanding and enhancing their impact investment strategies.
Benchmark/series
18 March 2024

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development's financing for sustainable development reports

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development
The "Financing for Sustainable Development" reports explores global financing challenges and opportunities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This benchmark report assesses current financial landscapes, identifies financing gaps, and provides actionable recommendations to mobilize resources and reform international financial frameworks, emphasising sustainable and inclusive development.
Benchmark/series
5 February 2023

Project SAGE series - Gender-lens investing

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
The 'Project SAGE' series are benchmark reports released by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, tracks venture capital, private equity, and private debt investments with a gender lens. The project's goal was to provide a “point in time” capture of the expanding gender lens investing opportunities globally.
Benchmark/series
2 February 2023

FAIRR's meat sourcing engagement series

Ceres
The "Global Investor Engagement on Meat Sourcing" series report highlights dialogues between major quick-service restaurant (QSR) brands and institutional investors. Initiated in 2019, it focuses on urging QSRs to address climate and water risks in their protein supply chains, emphasising greenhouse gas reduction and water risk management.
Benchmark/series
29 December 2022

RIAA's responsible investment benchmark reports

Responsible Investment Association Australasia
This series of benchmark reports, prepared by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), explores the size, growth, depth, and performance of the Australian responsible investment market, comparing results with the broader financial market. It provides an in-depth analysis of responsible investment practices, trends, and regulatory developments.
Benchmark/series
30 August 2021