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  1. Investing in a time of climate change: The sequel 2019

    30 April 2019
    This report is intended to help investors understand how climate change can influence their investment performance in both the short and long term. The research uses scenarios from the Cambridge Econometrics transition-risk climate model, to consider three scenarios; 2⁰C, 3⁰C and 4⁰C temperature increases, with evolved pathways and magnitude.
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  2. 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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  3. How to invest in the low-carbon economy: An institutional investors' guide

    This report introduces the investment strategies available to investors in their efforts to align their portfolios with a lower carbon, more climate-resilient economy. The guide focuses on three main areas for investor action: climate-aligned investment opportunities, integration of climate-related risks and opportunities into investment processes, and phasing out investment in thermal coal.
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  4. The ambition loop: How business and government can advance policies that fast track zero-carbon economic growth

    This report highlights how building on business leadership and strong national policy measures spur additional investment and action on businesses, accelerating the transition to a prosperous zero carbon economy. This requires an "ambition loop" - a positive feedback loop between business leadership and government policies.
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  5. Investing in the global green economy: Busting common myths

    31 May 2018
    Analysis by FTSE Russell suggests that the transition to a sustainable green economy is a large investment opportunity, backed by global efforts to combat climate change and broader environmental challenges, that can deliver outperformance of the global equity market,




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  6. 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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  7. Clean energy Australia report 2018

    24 May 2018
    Renewable energy is on the rise alongside the global campaign for climate risk mitigation, particularly the solar and wind energy sectors. In 2017, there has been a dramatic increase in global investments to build energy generation infrastructure, and the projection in the next 5 years is optimistic.
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  8. Blueprint for business leadership on the SDGs: A principles-based approach

    21 September 2017
    Business cannot thrive unless people and planet are thriving. This publication presents a framework for the next generation of business leadership with the intention to foster contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at scale.
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  9. 2 degrees of separation: Transition risk for oil and gas in a low carbon world

    This methodology was developed for the supply side data and demand scenario used in the asset level analysis of oil and gas production in a carbon constrained world. It shows the marginal costs for oil and gas produced by intersecting 2°C demand with supply curves are higher than the currently prevailing prices for those fuels.
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  10. Time out: Why China's power companies should re-evaluate their coal capex plans

    15 November 2016
    This report examines the trend of Chinese power companies’ increasing capital expenditure into coal power in China, and presents evidence of how it can be a financial risk for investors. It also provides recommendations for investors to engage with company management and apply greater scrutiny to company investments in coal fired power.
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  11. Transition risks and market failure: a theoretical discourse on why financial models and economic agents may misprice risk related to the transition to a low-carbon economy

    18 June 2016
    The paper has a theoretical focus and looks at the risks associated with transitioning to a low-carbon economy. It looks to highlight externalities that may not be factored into risk models. It concludes in favour of a case of policy intervention and more sophisticated modelling to counter potential market failures.
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  12. Financing the civic energy sector: How financial institutions affect ownership models in Germany and the United Kingdom

    17 November 2015
    Addresses the concept of civic energy concerning the municipal ownership of energy systems in the UK and Germany by contrasting their banking systems to demonstrate how social and cultural values have shaped the civic energy sector. In turn, this demonstrates the importance of financial institutions in the low-carbon transition.
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