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  1. Inclusive business: What it is and why it matters

    This report examines the concept of inclusive business as a means of enabling disadvantaged populations to participate in economic activity and share economic value. The report provides a comprehensive discussion of what an inclusive business initiative comprises and contains examples showing how they address social challenges.
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  2. The drawdown review 2020: Climate solutions for a new decade

    31 December 2020
    This report analyses climate solutions that are proven, exist and will help reach drawdown. Drawdown is the point where greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are steadily declining, preventing further climate change. The climate solutions proposed are organised across three categories: reducing sources of emissions, supporting carbon sinks, and improving society.
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  3. Political leadership on climate change: The role of health in Obama era U.S. climate policies

    24 September 2020
    To overcome climate action inertia that many governments are experiencing, the paper proposes that health can be used as a core motivator for climate action. This idea is explored through the case study of the Obama administration’s climate mitigation policies.
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  4. Taking the carbon out of credit: An integrated approach to removing climate emissions from lending

    This report makes a complete case for banks and lending institutions to avoid further damaging of the climate. It provides both justification for why this is an important financial undertaking, and principles for how to go about and do it.
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  5. New nature economy report II: The future of nature and business

    18 July 2020
    This report provides an applicable agenda for businesses to contribute to the development of practical roadmaps that address the most important drivers of nature loss and build a nature-positive future. It is the second part of a three-part New Nature Economy Report series.
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  6. Banking on a low-carbon future II: A ranking of the 20 largest European banks’ responses to climate change

    30 April 2020
    This report ranks the 20 largest European banks based on their response to climate change as of the 6th December 2019. The report highlights that while the European banking sector is making progress in reflecting climate-related risks, there is need for greater integration of these risks fully into strategies, processes, risk management tools and transparency.
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  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.
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  8. Scaling finance for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Explores the role of corporate partnerships and financial intermediaries that can scale finance and increase capital and activities in regions that are key for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through case studies, it illustrates various pathways for capital markets to maximise SDG investments at acceptable risk levels.
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  9. Macroeconomic and financial policies for climate change mitigation: A review of the literature

    30 September 2019
    This research is a review of literature on the use of macroeconomic and financial policy tools for mitigating the impact of climate change. The paper explores the effectiveness of fiscal, financial and monetary policy instruments for such mitigation which it considers to be the transition to a low carbon economy.
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  10. Sustainable signals: Growth and opportunity in asset management

    19 February 2019
    Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Bloomberg L.P. report highlights how sustainable investing has transformed from a given fiduciary duty into a strategic business imperative in the financial markets. Asset managers in the U.S. perceive this shifting investment landscape as a new opportunity to create increasingly competitive returns and more productive portfolios in the coming years.
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  11. Winning climate strategies: Practical solutions and building blocks for asset owners from beginner to best practice

    30 June 2018
    Based on interviews with 22 leading asset owners, this 2018 report explores the best-practices landscape for managing climate risks and opportunities. The report identifies barriers faced by industry leaders and presents a framework of ten building blocks for other asset owners developing and introducing climate strategies.
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  12. Clean energy Australia report 2018

    24 May 2018
    Renewable energy is on the rise alongside the global campaign for climate risk mitigation, particularly the solar and wind energy sectors. In 2017, there has been a dramatic increase in global investments to build energy generation infrastructure, and the projection in the next 5 years is optimistic.
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