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  1. Global investor engagement on meat sourcing: Engaging QSRs on climate and water risks to protein supply chains

    This report examines the findings from dialogue with quick-service-restaurant (QSR) brands, as part of the Global Investor Engagement on Meat Sourcing. Investors have encouraged six of the largest QSR brands to prioritise reducing their vulnerability to climate change and water scarcity from animal protein production. Key trends include emission reduction targets and board oversight.
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  2. Blueprint for responsible policy engagement on climate change

    31 July 2020
    This paper makes the investment case for businesses and investors alike to implement policies that align with the latest science on climate change. It provides a framework that stakeholders can use to mitigate climate risks and manage the transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
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  3. 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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  4. Safeguarding human rights defenders: Practical guidance for investors

    Provides targeted guidance for minority shareholders with investments in public equities and limited partners in private equities on how to identify, prevent, and mitigate risks to human rights defenders throughout their investments. Human rights defenders are individuals who, individually or with others, act peacefully to promote or protect human rights.
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  5. The COVID-19 Corporate Response Tracker: How America’s largest employers are treating stakeholders amid the coronavirus crisis

    31 March 2020
    The 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic and impending recession have created an opportunity for corporate leaders to put stakeholder capitalism into practice. JUST Capital has created a tracker to assess America’s largest employers’ response in supporting their workers, customers and communities. They have also developed principles to guide corporate America during the crisis.
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  6. 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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  7. Fixed income: An introduction to responsible investment

    This guide provides an introduction on how investors can consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when assessing fixed income instruments and their issuers. It outlines options for how to include ESG issues when building a fixed income portfolio and when working with issuers on how they manage ESG issues.
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  8. Voting matters: Are asset managers using their proxy votes for climate action?

    4 November 2019
    Climate change is one of the most important concerns facing investors and they can play a key role in mitigation efforts by using their proxy voting rights. This research assessed how the largest asset managers around the world voted on shareholder resolutions to climate change.
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  9. Deloitte Australia cleantech (DACT) index

    The quarterly performance of 93 cleantech stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is outlined. Measured in relation to the ASX200, the findings reveal this new and emerging industry's growth in comparison to Australia's already established powerhouse companies.
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  10. Charting Asia's protein journey

    3 September 2018
    This report written by Asia Research and Engagement examines the impact of Asia's growing protein consumption, and analyses the environmental and social consequences of this trend. The authors also put forward possible ways through which producers, consumer, regulators, banks and investors can facilitate the transition to sustainable protein.
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  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.
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  12. Factory farming in Asia: Assessing investment risks

    Asia's meat, dairy, and seafood industries are increasingly vulnerable to risks with the potential to damage returns. This report analyses twelve Asia-Pacific markets identifying five areas of risk including food safety and nutrition, public health, environment, animal welfare and labour standards. Each area of risk includes key questions for investors.
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