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  1. Can government policies that drive strong economic outcomes for the private sector alleviate poverty?

    The report examines how the adoption of policies that drive strong economic outcomes for the private sector often reduce poverty in the developing world, primarily through opportunities for job creation. In particular, the report calls for policies that promote greater access to credit and the protection of minority investors.
  2. 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.
  3. The green swan: Central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change

    Reviews new ways central banks can address the risk climate change poses to financial stability. To avoid "green swan" risks, central banks should develop forward-looking scenario-based analysis to understand climate-related risk and coordinate with other major players to develop and integrate climate mitigation policies at the international level.
  4. Providing decent work for young workers, parents and caregivers

    Provides guidance for companies to fulfil their responsibility to support the decent work of young workers, parents and caregivers across their supply chains. Includes a case study on IKEA’s approach to supporting children’s rights and a second case study on Wipro’s approach to gender diversity.
  5. Relationship-to-profit: A theory of business, markets, and profit for social ecological economics

    Supporting post-growth transformation, this doctoral thesis posits a new theory: relationship-to-profit theory. This explains the social and ecological implications of how businesses relate to profit, and argues that for economies to be sustainable businesses and markets should treat profit as a means rather than an end-in-itself.
  6. Lifting the lid on fintech: What does new technology mean for a financial system that serves people and planet?

    1 December 2020
    Addresses new developments in financial technology (fintech) through alternative data and explains how fintech has transformed the structure of financial services. Outlines new risks to the finance industry concerning democracy, sustainability, justice and resilience. While exploring opportunities to transform fintech for good through seven principles to guide financial policymaking and regulation.
  7. Digital financial services

    30 April 2020
    Discusses the potential of digital financial services (DFS) to reduce poverty and promote economic growth. Analyses DFS role in financial inclusion within households and emerging markets and developing economies. Examines constraints of regulations and frameworks and provides case studies from countries that have enabled DFS in their economy.
  8. Financial inclusion: What have we learned so far? What do we have to learn?

    Introduces financial inclusion as a dimension of financial development by presenting main findings and key insights from a micro and macroeconomic standpoint. Examines trends and provides insights into the effects of financial inclusion initiatives on the economy with a focus on household and micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) enterprise outcomes.
  9. Looking beyond traditional gender lens investing approaches using Access Impact Framework in support of SDG 5: Gender equality

    31 December 2019
    This report describes how Cornerstone Capital's Access Impact Framework enables investors to invest in opportunities to achieve gender equality and empowerment of girls, aligning with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.
  10. Australia's welfare 2019: Data insights

    This 14th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, presents an overview of the welfare data landscape and explores selected welfare topics - including intergenerational disadvantage, income support, future of work, disability services, elder abuse and child wellbeing - in eight original articles.
  11. Investor toolkit: Human rights with focus on supply chains

    The purpose of this toolkit is to help investors to engage constructively with the intention to encourage better practice from companies, thereby reducing human rights risks in supply chains. This toolkit focuses on practical engagement points with a business rationale.
  12. An investor briefing on the apparel industry: Moving the needle on responsible labour practices

    This report highlights why responsible labour practices in the apparel industry matter for investors. Drawing on investor case studies, the report explains how to implement effective strategies that address risks and negative human rights impacts in investee companies and their supply chains.
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