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  1. 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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  2. Curbing methane emissions: how five industries can counter a major climate threat

    23 September 2021
    This McKinsey Sustainability report discusses the climate impact of methane emissions in five key sectors: agriculture, oil and gas, coal mining, waste management, and wastewater. Existing barriers for abatement of methane emission and potential solutions and trade-offs for stakeholders to consider are presented.
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  3. Vanguard Group: Passive about climate change

    As the world’s second largest asset manager, Vanguard Group Inc. has the potential to become a climate action leader. Despite Vanguard’s commitment to the Net-Zero Asset Manager initiative, the report argues that Vanguard’s significant share in fossil fuel exposed companies demonstrates a passive attitude towards climate change.
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  4. Gas and liquefied natural gas price volatility to increase in 2021

    Gas and liquefied natural gas prices are expected to experience greater volatility and higher spikes in 2021. This IEEFA research recommends consumers and businesses worldwide to consider reducing their consumption of gas energy as a means of cost-saving and look into cheaper, renewable sources of energy instead.
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  5. Bankrolling plastics: The banks that fund plastic packaging pollution

    5 January 2021
    Banks continue to finance the global plastics chain, despite the significant risks of lender liability from the impacts of plastic waste. This report highlights the lack of development of any due diligence systems, contingent loan criteria, or financing exclusions at the banks when it comes to the plastic packaging industry.
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  6. Investing in the green economy: Sizing the opportunity

    15 December 2020
    This paper emphasises the capacity of the green economy in meeting environmental objectives in decision-making processes. FTSE Russell advocate data as crucial to investors to monitor industry and company-specific contributions to the economy and to assess opportunities in new green products and services.
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  7. Political leadership on climate change: The role of health in Obama era U.S. climate policies

    24 September 2020
    To overcome climate action inertia that many governments are experiencing, the paper proposes that health can be used as a core motivator for climate action. This idea is explored through the case study of the Obama administration’s climate mitigation policies.
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  8. New nature economy report II: The future of nature and business

    18 July 2020
    This report provides an applicable agenda for businesses to contribute to the development of practical roadmaps that address the most important drivers of nature loss and build a nature-positive future. It is the second part of a three-part New Nature Economy Report series.
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  9. The growth of Australia's LNG industry and the decline in greenhouse gas emission standards: Increased emissions have offset any gains from renewables' rise in electricity generation

    Discusses the growth of Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry from 2014-2019. Finding significant growth in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during this period. The report provides a brief history and context of Australia’s LNG boom, explains technical aspects of the industry and outlines four factors accounting for GHG growth.
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  10. 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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  11. Bankrolling extinction: The banking sector's role in the global biodiversity crisis

    6 January 2020
    This report explores the contribution of the banking sector to the biodiversity crisis and the destruction of nature as of 2019. The report ranks the 50 largest banks globally based on their financing of unethical operations, finding a large impact on deforestation, ecosystem destruction and overfishing.
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  12. 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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