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  1. Recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

    This report aims to provide a unified approach to the disclosure of natural dependencies, impacts and risks for financial institutions and corporates. As the issue of natural loss and climate change continues to grow, a harmonised way of tackling these risks needs to be agreed to safeguard against material impacts.
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  2. Human rights risks in tech: Engaging and assessing human rights risks arising from technology company business models

    This tool outlines strategies for investors to assess technology companies’ responsibility to respect human rights. It includes questions addressing engagement on specific business model features that may create human rights risks and an evaluation framework to assess company responses.
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  3. The impact of digital technology on human rights in Europe and Central Asia

    This report examines the impact of digital technology and artificial intelligence on human rights in Europe and Central Asia, with a particular focus on the use of data protection and legislative frameworks. It provides an overview of the relevant international and regional initiatives, and analyses the applicable legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks.
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  4. Guidance on Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles

    The Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) were originally published in 2019 and provide a framework to what is recognised as an increasingly important area of finance. A sustainability-linked loan is one that incentivises borrowers to improve sustainability performance targets. This guidance note should be read alongside the SLLP.
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  5. Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles

    The Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLP), originated in 2019 to provide a framework for this growing area of finance. This summary reviews the SLLP and its five core components. The SLLP have been developed by an experienced working party consisting of representatives from leading financial institutions.
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  6. Global Governance Principles

    The Global Governance Principles (GGPs) from the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) are corporate governance standards that act as a framework for well-governed companies to follow. The GGPs are widely applicable, irrespective of national legislative frameworks or listing rules.
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  7. Corruption risks and ESG screening of mining investments: How corruption affects environmental, social, governance (ESG) outcomes in mining and what investors need to do to guard their investments

    This discussion paper identifies the manner in which corruption affects ESG outcomes of mining companies and details specific methods of evaluating/calculating a mining company ‘exposure to risk. Strategies of response that investors can take to drive sustainable and responsible business practices within mining firms are also outlined within the report.
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  8. AI act: Laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence and amending certain union legislative acts

    22 April 2021
    The EU Commission has published a regulation that establishes harmonized rules on artificial intelligence (AI) while amending certain union laws. Stakeholders mostly agree on the need for action in the field of AI, but warn the Commission to avoid duplication and overregulation. The regulation will require an appropriate level of human and financial resources.
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  9. Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

    21 February 2021
    The report explores Black workers in the private sector by analysing Black participation in the entire US private-sector economy, their representation, advancement, and experience in companies. And addresses key challenges moving forward including actions companies and stakeholders can take to accelerate progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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  10. Rights-respecting investment in technology companies

    This briefing highlights the potential human rights impact of technological advancements and the responsibility of institutional investors to mitigate these risks. Based on the UN Guiding Principles, investors should implement human rights policies, assess risks and divest from companies with inadequate human rights practices.
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  11. Strengthening financial resilience among rural and refugee communities in Rwanda

    United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has improved financial inclusion, through implementing its Expanding Financial Access and Digital and Financial Literacy (REFAD) program in Rwanda, and by working with local partners to help cater digital financial solutions and improve financial literacy for rural and refugee communities.
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  12. Sustainable investment survey 2020

    31 December 2020
    PitchBook conducted a survey of 650 investors and advisors from around the world on the state of sustainable investing in 2020. The report highlights the need for better practices to measure and define goals as well as discrepancies between individual goals when engaging in sustainable investing.
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