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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.
  2. The global governance of artificial intelligence: Next steps for empirical and normative research

    4 September 2023
    This analytical essay outlines an agenda for research into the global governance of artificial intelligence (AI). It distinguishes between empirical research, aimed at mapping and explaining global AI governance, and normative research, aimed at developing and applying standards for appropriate global AI governance.
  3. Applying economics – not gut feel – to ESG

    22 August 2023
    This report advocates for the application of mainstream economics to evaluate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues for long-term financial and social returns. It identifies how conventional thinking around ten key ESG issues can be overturned when applying mainstream economics principles to provide better ESG insights.
  4. Generative artificial intelligence in finance: Risk considerations

    Generative AI is a subset of AI/ML that creates new content. It offers enhancements to efficiency and customer experience, as well as advantages to risk management and compliance reporting. However, the deployment of GenAI in the financial sector requires the industry to recognise and mitigate the technology's risks comprehensively; financial institutions must strengthen their cybersecurity and regulatory oversight capacities.
  5. 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.
  6. The state of AI governance in Australia

    This report reveals that Australian organisations lack structured governance around AI systems. Corporate leaders should invest in expertise, create a comprehensive AI strategy, implement addressing risks and support a human-centered culture. The appropriate governance of AI systems is critical for corporate leaders to mitigate risks.
  7. Digital safety risk assessment in action: A framework and bank of case studies

    23 May 2023
    This report contains a framework and case studies for digital safety risk assessment. The case studies cover topics such as trust and safety best practices, human rights due diligence, and child safety in gaming and immersive worlds.
  8. 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.
  9. The impact of digital technology on human rights in Europe and Central Asia

    This report examines the impact of digital technology and artificial intelligence on human rights in Europe and Central Asia, with a particular focus on the use of data protection and legislative frameworks. It provides an overview of the relevant international and regional initiatives, and analyses the applicable legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks.
  10. Towards a systemic understanding of sustainable well-being for all in cities: A conceptual framework

    3 January 2023
    The purpose of this framework is to guide the design and evaluation of public policies, as well as provide tools for conducting thorough assessments and monitoring progress across various socio-ecological dimensions of sustainable well-being in different urban settings on a universal scale.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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