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  1. 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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  2. An equitable energy allowance for all: Pathways for a below 2◦ C-compliant global buildings sector

    21 November 2022
    The article asserts that building energy codes must be derived from global climate change targets. Thus, an innovate global Building Stock Energy Model is developed to determine the required energy efficiency levels for building stocks of 138 countries in alignment with the Paris Agreement’s below 2°C climate change scenario.
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  3. Integrity matters: Net zero commitments by businesses, financial institutions, cities and regions

    8 November 2022
    As the global community faces a climate crisis, the report recommends setting standards and criteria for achieving net zero emissions, addressing concerns about greenwashing, and calling for a just transition for developing countries. The report advocates for a collaborative 'ambition loop' to accelerate global efforts toward a sustainable future.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Integrating nature: The case for action on nature-related financial risks

    The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has written this paper to equip senior management within financial institutions to integrate nature-related risks into financial decisions. The paper details why action needs to be taken and the steps to accelerate the integration of nature into finance.
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  7. Corporate climate transition plans: A guide to investor expectations

    A climate transition plan is a time-bound plan that outlines how a company will align its business model with its decarbonisation goals. The report focuses on expectations for a climate transition plan, including interim and long-term emissions reductions, and strategies and actions to meet these targets.
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  8. Finance for biodiversity: Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches

    This guide features six measurement approaches for financial institutions to assess their financial and investment activities’ impacts on biodiversity. It aims to assist financial institutions in developing a suitable impact assessment strategy and provides a comprehensive overview of each measurement approaches’ qualities, strategies, and features.
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  9. Finance and biodiversity: Overview of initiatives for financial institutions

    In collaboration with international organisations, the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge has developed an overview of the main biodiversity-related initiatives currently targeting financial institutions. The Overview features a summary of twelve major initiatives and defines its key activities, collaboration, delivery, and goals it aims to achieve.
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  10. Handbook for nature-related financial risks: key concepts and a framework for identification

    The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has created this handbook and a framework for the identification of nature-related financial risks. It builds on the Dasgupta Review of the economics of biodiversity, enabling financial institutions to begin embedding nature into mainstream financial models, risk frameworks, and portfolio strategies.
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  11. Biodiversity insight 2021

    30 November 2021
    Environmental Finance's Biodiversity Insight 2021 publication features articles and expert insight into numerous planned and active biodiversity-related initiatives occurring in the global financial sector. Each article discusses a public or private entity’s development, focus, strategy, and ambition of an initiative aiming for greater inclusion of biodiversity conservation in finance.
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  12. Biodiversity: Unlocking natural capital value for Australian investors

    Commissioned by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), this report has been produced to support the Australian investment community's understanding of how biodiversity loss presents a risk to their portfolios. It provides recommendations about actions that Australian investors can take in response to this risk, in preparation for the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).
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