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  1. 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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  2. Sustainability-linked bond principles: Voluntary process guidelines

    This report introduces the Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB) Principles and provides guidelines for structural features, disclosure and reporting, to bring integrity into the SLB market. The guide is intended for market participants and designed to drive the provision of information to increase capital allocation in these instruments.
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  3. ESG considerations in fixed income: Observation of 10 ESG integration trends

    31 March 2020
    This paper shares key ESG integration trends that Russell Investments has found in the fixed income market. It is based off observations derived from their 2019 Annual ESG Manager Survey and discussions with fixed income market practitioners looking at ESG considerations and implementations in their investment process.
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  4. Tech giants' investments in renewable power purchase agreements lead the way: Saving money while the sun shines (and the wind blows)

    Information and communication technology giants are leading the private sector in the uptake of power purchase agreements and direct renewable investment. There is a strong business case behind their investments, which also contributes to their overall carbon emissions reduction plan
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  5. Point of no returns - a ranking of 75 of the world’s largest asset managers’ approaches to responsible investment

    31 March 2020
    In this first of a series of reports released by ShareAction, 75 of the worlds largest and most influential asset management companies from across Europe, the United States, Africa and the Asia Pacific are ranked according to an analysis of their performance on stewardship, transparency and governance.
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  6. Healthy competition: Why the safest bet for investors is healthier retail markets and how to get there

    11 March 2020
    This second briefing report explores ShareAction’s Healthy Markets campaign, featuring the UK food retailers most exposed to the childhood obesity agenda. The brief is designed to inform and support investor stewardship and company engagement through an analysis of their disclosure policies and practices for healthy eating.
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  7. Financing sustainability: Asia Pacific embraces the ESG challenge

    Explores the drivers of sustainable finance growth in Asia Pacific and the factors constraining it. The analysis was determined through parallel surveys - one of investors and one of issuers. The research found that the biggest constraint for sustainable finance was a lack of bankable sustainable projects.
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  8. 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.
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  9. ASEAN 2019 Green finance: State of the market

    31 December 2019
    An overview of data by the Climate Bonds Initiative, illustrating market growth in ASEAN’s green, sustainable bond, and loan markets. ASEAN is an intergovernmental organisation integrating economic, educational, and sociocultural integration. ASEAN's issuance grew 98% in 2019 and makes up 3% of the global total.
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  10. Sustainability: The bond that endures - Tools and insights for ESG investing in fixed income

    19 November 2019
    BlackRock considers four key areas for environmental, social and governance (ESG) in fixed income: sustainable building blocks such as ESG indexes, a lens for considering the sustainability of government bond issuers, the financial relevance/materiality of ESG characteristics across different industries, and how to build sustainable portfolios using fixed income.
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  11. 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.
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  12. Sustainable signals: Individual investor interest driven by impact, conviction and choice

    11 September 2019
    The report highlights key findings from Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Signals survey. It focuses on individual investor attitudes, adoption rates and barriers to sustainable investment’s position in mainstream strategies. It supports the case for asset managers and financial advisors to expand solutions and capabilities in order to keep pace with increasing investor demand.
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