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  1. Greenwashing risks in asset management: Staying one step ahead

    The practice of greenwashing is a key regulatory concern in the UK, EU and globally. Greenwashing involves making misleading statements about sustainable products. This report examines how greenwashing occurs and the regulatory initiatives that have emerged to combat this. The report provides five steps firms can take to prevent greenwashing.
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  2. 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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  3. Global ESG disclosure standards for investment products

    1 November 2021
    This report presents the “Global ESG disclosure standards for investment products” developed by the CFA Institute to facilitate fair representation and full disclosure by investment managers in relation to how environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues are considered in an investment product’s objectives, investment process or stewardship activities.
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  4. Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2021

    This report examines fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest commercial and investment banks, identifying the key firms responsible for the increase in fossil fuel financing between 2016 and 2020. Investment into specific fossil fuel sources and each bank's commitment to 'net-zero by 2050' is explored.
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  5. Time for AIA to prove their climate credentials

    IEEFA report highlights AIA's discrepancies on its climate change commitments as visible from the carbon footprint of its portfolio. AIA, one of the world's largest financial firms and one of Asia's largest insurers, is estimated to hold up to US$6 billion in coal and coal-fired investments despite commitment to three global climate accords.
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  6. 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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  7. Is the gas industry facing its Volkswagen moment? Gas is more emissions intensive than the gas industry’s marketing arm suggests

    Conventional or natural gas is an important short-term fuel for building a reliable renewable energy system in Australia. However, the need for more gas is overestimated by the gas industry. Stakeholders have been misled about the carbon footprint of gas production, transportation and its impact on climate change.
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  8. ESG in fixed income

    15 January 2020
    This guide created by BMO Global Asset Management shows how and why they incorporate ESG factors and stewardship activities into their corporate fixed income investments and engagement approach. The guide also looks at how the growing sustainable bonds market is enabling fixed income investors to align investments with sustainability goals.
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  9. TCFD good practice handbook

    This Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) handbook provides examples of good practice climate-related financial disclosures across the four core TCFD elements of governance, strategy, risk management, metrics and targets from corporates across the G20.
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  10. Over 100 global financial institutions are exiting coal, with more to come

    This report published by IEEFA highlights the fact that over a hundred globally significant financial institutions are divesting from coal projects. It mentions that these major financial institutions, including commercial banks, insurance companies, pension funds, asset management companies, and development finance institutions, are building up the momentum against coal projects.
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