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  1. Recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

    This report aims to provide a unified approach to the disclosure of natural dependencies, impacts and risks for financial institutions and corporates. As the issue of natural loss and climate change continues to grow, a harmonised way of tackling these risks needs to be agreed to safeguard against material impacts.
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  2. How asset managers can set interim net zero targets that are fit for purpose: Responsible investment standards and expectations

    18 July 2023
    This paper provides guidelines for asset managers to strengthen their interim net zero targets, help promote transparency, effective emissions reduction and promote responsible finance within a modern world faced with an ever-increasing problem of climate change and inequality.
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  3. Earth system justice needed to identify and live within Earth system boundaries

    19 June 2023
    This article considers how to integrate principles of justice within Earth’s system boundaries, specifically for climate, the biosphere, water and nutrient cycles, and aerosols. Using the Earth system justice approach, it discusses living within planetary limits whilst minimising significant harm to all people and ensuring equitable access to resources.
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  4. The implications of AI across sectors and against 6 key ESG considerations

    AI offers great positive impacts and risks. This report helps to understand the risks associated with developing and using AI tech. Scoping exercise identifies opportunities and threats across sectors. Six core ESG considerations including trust and security, data privacy, and sentience are evaluated for potential impact.
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  5. Mobilising climate investment in emerging markets: Opportunities for Australian pension and superannuation funds

    This report delves into the potential of pension funds in driving climate solutions in developing economies. Highlighting barriers like geopolitical risks and policy uncertainties, the report underscores collaboration, ESG standards, and internal expertise as pivotal for sustainable investments in these regions.
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  6. How can businesses thrive in a sustainable economy?

    22 February 2023
    How can businesses thrive while still respecting planetary boundaries and meeting the essential needs of all people? This report provides a framework for businesses to transition to sustainable models by addressing unsustainable characteristics and adopting regenerative and distributive practices. The report highlights examples of businesses implementing these strategies and provides a Sustainable Business Model Canvas for businesses and investors to assess alignment with a sustainable economy.
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  7. Achieving a nature- and people-positive future

    14 February 2023
    This paper focuses on the discourse surrounding global conservation. It highlights the importance of recognising different responsibilities among actors and countries and calls for human-centred actions to ensure a safe and just future for all. It offers insights on introducing transformational elements to existing campaigns through the Earth System Justice Approach.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Institutional asset owners: Strategies for engaging with asset managers for impact

    This report explores strategies to better align institutional asset owners with asset managers when managing impact expectations and outcomes. When institutional investors incorporate impact, they can mitigate issues that threaten the long-term value of their assets, and leverage their capital to help address the world's most intractable challenges.
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  12. Investor toolkit: An investor focus on Indigenous Peoples' rights and cultural heritage protection

    This toolkit guides investors on how to assess a company’s relationship with Indigenous stakeholders and its respect for their cultural heritage. The toolkit explains the impact of those issues on long-term financial value before providing detailed guidance on what investors should look for in a company's disclosure and engagement practices.
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