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  1. ESG 2.0: Measuring and managing investor risks beyond the enterprise-level

    This paper discusses how current institutional investing practices and asset allocation strategies conflict with ESG objectives. It encourages institutional investors to review their systematic risk-management practices and recommends the diversification of asset allocation to more regenerative investment structures and asset classes.
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  2. Responsible investing and financial performance

    The body of evidence continues to stack up – nationally and globally - showing that responsible investments typically achieve stronger risk-adjusted financial performance than their peers, consistently outperforming against benchmarks over short-term and long-term time frames. This fact sheet details the performance of Australian and New Zealand investment products, superannuation and impact investments.
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  3. Relationship-to-profit: A theory of business, markets, and profit for social ecological economics

    Supporting post-growth transformation, this doctoral thesis posits a new theory: relationship-to-profit theory. This explains the social and ecological implications of how businesses relate to profit, and argues that for economies to be sustainable businesses and markets should treat profit as a means rather than an end-in-itself.
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  4. The green swan: Central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change

    Reviews new ways central banks can address the risk climate change poses to financial stability. To avoid "green swan" risks, central banks should develop forward-looking scenario-based analysis to understand climate-related risk and coordinate with other major players to develop and integrate climate mitigation policies at the international level.
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  5. What is responsible investment?

    This article defines responsible investment, highlights the ways in which it is currently applied to managing assets, and outlines the key forces driving its growth. Additionally, it discusses common misconceptions about responsible investment.
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  6. Institutional shareholders and corporate social responsibility

    31 May 2019
    The study sets out to examine the relationship between institutional investors and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Specifically, the researchers examine whether an institutional investor’s level of ownership in a firm can influence its CRS commitments and whether different levels of shareholder “attention” affect the portfolio firm’s CSR commitments.
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  7. Sleeping giants: Are bond investors ready to act on climate change?

    31 January 2019
    This bond investor report by ShareAction highlights the key findings from 22 interviews involving key financial actors based in Europe. The interviews explore their thoughts on the opportunities and responsibilities that exist for bond investors in relation to climate change and climate-related risks.
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  8. The European commission action plan: Financing sustainable growth

    The report provides an explanation of the ten reform areas included in the European Commission Action Plan (2018), as well as possible impacts for investors. Four of these actions: taxonomy, disclosure and duties, benchmarks and investment advice were submitted as regulatory proposals to the European Parliament in 2018.

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  9. Transition risks: How to move ahead

    30 July 2018
    An analysis of how transition risks could impact the financial performance of companies through examples from the utilities, autos and steel sectors. This report provides insight into how the financial performance of companies in these sectors, and others, could vary in the future due to low-carbon economy transitions.
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  10. Got it covered? Insurance in a changing climate

    31 May 2018
    Climate change poses risks for the insurance sector. The 80 largest insurance companies were ranked and analysed according to their responsiveness towards climate-related risks and opportunities. Recommendations were established by determining leading practice, comparing approaches and evaluating the level of integration of climate risk into investment and underwriting activities.
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  11. Investor action on climate change

    The report assesses the investment practices of signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) on the topic of climate change. In partnership between PRI and Novethic, the report includes themes such as long-termism, climate-related risks and opportunities, scenario analysis and innovation for a successful transition to a low carbon economy.
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  12. Measuring the economic impact of short-termism

    28 February 2017
    Measures corporate long- and short-termism systematically. Assesses and quantifies the effects of each approach on corporate financial performance and microeconomic growth. Findings show that long-term approaches outperform short-term companies on key economic and financial metrics.
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