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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. Applying economics – not gut feel – to ESG

    22 August 2023
    This report advocates for the application of mainstream economics to evaluate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues for long-term financial and social returns. It identifies how conventional thinking around ten key ESG issues can be overturned when applying mainstream economics principles to provide better ESG insights.
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  3. The state of AI governance in Australia

    This report reveals that Australian organisations lack structured governance around AI systems. Corporate leaders should invest in expertise, create a comprehensive AI strategy, implement addressing risks and support a human-centered culture. The appropriate governance of AI systems is critical for corporate leaders to mitigate risks.
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  4. How can businesses thrive in a sustainable economy?

    22 February 2023
    How can businesses thrive while still respecting planetary boundaries and meeting the essential needs of all people? This report provides a framework for businesses to transition to sustainable models by addressing unsustainable characteristics and adopting regenerative and distributive practices. The report highlights examples of businesses implementing these strategies and provides a Sustainable Business Model Canvas for businesses and investors to assess alignment with a sustainable economy.
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  5. Achieving a nature- and people-positive future

    14 February 2023
    This paper focuses on the discourse surrounding global conservation. It highlights the importance of recognising different responsibilities among actors and countries and calls for human-centred actions to ensure a safe and just future for all. It offers insights on introducing transformational elements to existing campaigns through the Earth System Justice Approach.
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  6. Towards a systemic understanding of sustainable well-being for all in cities: A conceptual framework

    3 January 2023
    The purpose of this framework is to guide the design and evaluation of public policies, as well as provide tools for conducting thorough assessments and monitoring progress across various socio-ecological dimensions of sustainable well-being in different urban settings on a universal scale.
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  7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander best practice principles for clean energy projects

    Ten principles placing Australia's First Nations people and communities at the centre of clean energy projects. The Principles ensure that projects provide economic and social benefits, include cultural and environmental considerations, and provide employment opportunities. The Principles are for all stakeholders involved in clean energy projects, including investors and government.
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  8. What Doughnut Economics means for business: Creating enterprises that are regenerative and distributive by design

    7 November 2022
    This guide is intended for businesses and individuals who want to implement Doughnut Economics principles. It provides guidance on how to redesign a business through its strategic decisions and operations by focusing on purpose, networks governance, ownership and finance. The paper explores barriers and innovations to sustainable business design.
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  9. Climate impacts at work: Supporting a climate ready workforce

    Demonstrates empirical evidence of varied climate change impacts and their effects on workers and organisations across a range of industries, working mostly in Victoria. Workers are being affected in many compounding ways. With climate change impacts continuing to worsen, workers and industry must be supported to adapt to climate change.
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  10. Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Child rights

    This briefing explores the risks and opportunities Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies face in relation to children's rights. It highlights the importance of adhering to international standards and implementing internal policies and practices that prioritise the most severe impacts on children. Investors are encouraged to hold companies accountable.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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