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  1. The dialogue: The impact of climate change on mortality and retirement incomes in Australia

    This report analyses climate change risks to Australians’ health and finances to understand the implications climate change poses to insurers, pension providers and policy-makers. Finding that bushfires, heatwaves and infectious illnesses pose risks to human health and finances resulting in higher mortality, lower superannuation balances and lower retirement incomes.
  2. Rethinking food and agriculture 2020-2030: The second domestication of plants and animals, the disruption of the cow, and the collapse of industrial livestock farming

    14 September 2019
    Rethinking food and agriculture focuses on new technologies driving the transformation of the food and agriculture sectors and the implications for the cattle industry in the United States. It argues that 2020-2030 will see the current industrialised, animal-agriculture system be replaced with a Food-as-Software model.
  3. Norden is leading the world on fossil fuel divestment

    This briefing examines the world-leading divestment strategies of Nordic countries from the fossil fuel industry. It looks at the current policies of pension funds, insurers, banks, development finance institutions, credit agencies and central banks.
  4. Banking beyond coal: Sustainable development without coal finance

    30 June 2018
    This investor briefing investigates the financing of the coal power industry. Highlighting that bank financing continues to facilitate active development of coal power infrastructure, particularly in developing nations, which is incompatible with the Paris Agreement. Additionally, it provides a call to action for investors to engage with their banks to strengthen coal divestment policies.
  5. SDG Industry Matrix: Industrial manufacturing

    The Industry Matrix outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals with industry specific practical examples that companies can incorporate and follow. These industry specific ideas outline opportunities to create blended value by addressing both shareholder interests and welfare of the society. 

  6. SDG Industry Matrix: Transportation

    The main purpose of the Matrix is to attract and influence the transportation industry to take measures that drive the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Matrix provides industry specific ideas and leading examples for each SDG, and outlines opportunities for the industry, as well as society, through shared value.
  7. Protecting our best interests: Rediscovering fiduciary obligation

    24 March 2011
    ShareAction (formerly FairPensions) report on the fiduciary obligations of different types of investors, exploring how the interpretation of this relationship has shifted from its traditional meaning. A detailed analysis concludes with recommendations for government departments, regulators and investors, to ensure that fiduciary principles are indeed protecting beneficiaries.
  8. The race of our lives revisited

    GMO
    31 August 2018
    GMO's founder and long-term investment strategist, Jeremy Grantham, offers a wide-ranging analysis of interconnected environmental crises, explores solutions and makes recommendations for investors. The paper covers climate change, population growth, soil erosion and toxicity. It concludes by making the case for environmental investment strategies and fossil fuel divestment.
  9. We need a bigger boat: Sustainability in investment

    31 August 2012
    This report is designed to help asset owners and asset managers overcome their modern-day challenges as we stand on the cusp of a period of significant transformation in world economies, politics and capital markets. It explores practical solutions and processes to enable investors to become sustainable investors.



  10. The value of responsible investment

    31 December 2014
    The research explores the moral, financial and economic justification for responsible investment, and the academic evidence underpinning future action. It concentrates on how ESG factors materially impact investment risk and returns, clarifying the agency of investors over non-financial value creation.
  11. Making a splash

    27 November 2012
    Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience jointly present 'Water in a warming world', a collection of research highlighting many of the key issues in this important area of climate change research. This article highlights some of the research on the potential impacts of climate change on the world's water resources.