Library | Things to learn

The positive impact from sustainable finance, stewardship, and engagement

Refine
Things to learn
Actions to take
ESG issues
SDGs
SASB Sustainability Sector
Finance relevance
Asset Class
Resource type
Location
97 results

Anticipatory finance: An introductory guide

This introductory guide explores anticipatory finance, a funding mechanism released before predicted disasters to reduce humanitarian impact. It explains anticipatory action (AA), details potential finance sources (e.g. donor funds, government budgets, insurance), and presents real-world examples, challenges, and recommendations for implementation.
16

The Authenticity Advantage

11 December 2023
This benchmark report highlights the link between authentic sustainability and improved business outcomes in Australian organisations. The report introduces the Authenticity Index™, measuring commitments, culture, and communication, demonstrating that high-scoring businesses experience better talent acquisition, productivity, retention, innovation, resilience, and profitability.
16

Great expectations: Is engagement living up to its promise?

20 March 2024
This report explores whether engagement activities deliver impactful sustainability outcomes. It examines systemic engagement versus company-specific idiosyncratic engagement and encourages investors to link engagement goals with investment views. The report distinguishes between the escalation mechanisms available to equity and debt investors and calls for a focus on financial materiality in the context of achievable and value-enhancing outcomes. Investors are reminded of their essential fiduciary responsibility to clients and stakeholders alike.
16

Accounting for impact: Financial and sustainability reporting of relocating graves in South Africa

This report delves into reporting sustainability impacts alongside financial data, using the case of relocating graves due to mining in South Africa. It highlights the necessity of clearer disclosure guidelines, improved stakeholder engagement, cultural heritage preservation, and recognising societal implications beyond financial metrics. Companies must navigate complexities and prioritise transparency.
16

State of Indigenous business: Driving growth across the Indigenous business sector

30 November 2020
The report provides insights into the Indigenous business landscape in Australia. The report outlines the potential economic growth for Indigenous businesses estimated at $8 billion, which could create 19,000 jobs for Indigenous Australians. The report discusses the current challenges facing Indigenous businesses and offers policy recommendations to stimulate growth and improved connection between procurers and Indigenous businesses.
16

In search of the true greenium

1 March 2024
The expected return of green securities relative to brown is a crucial impact measure for ESG investors, and the greenium is more negative in greener countries and over time. The equity greenium has become more negative over time. The proposed robust green score combined with forward-looking expected returns yields a more precisely estimated annual equity greenium.
16

ESG investing in emerging markets – a roadmap towards net-zero

12 December 2023
This report discusses the challenges in ESG investing for emerging markets due to varying standards in regulations and reporting. It also covers the importance of sovereign engagement and incorporating biodiversity in investment decisions. The lack of standardisation in data and regulation presents difficulties in generating sustainable investments.
16

Developing a public private partnership approach to increase financial inclusion for modern slavery survivors in Mexico

This report provides insight into the development of a public-private partnership approach to increase financial access for modern slavery survivors in Mexico. The pilot intervention aims to improve financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, contributing to reducing and preventing trafficking and slavery. The report also highlights barriers to financial access, emphasising the importance of identifying illicit flows and increasing financial inclusion for at-risk groups.
16

Investor toolkit on human rights

This toolkit provides practical guidance for institutional investors to assess and address human rights risks within investment activities. With tools, case studies and standard-setting activities, this Investor Toolkit encourages proactive management of human rights risks.
16

200 and counting: Global financial institutions are exiting coal

Financial institutions (FI) across the world are increasingly recognising the risks and opportunities connected to coal, and many are reducing their exposure to the industry. The number of FIs withdrawing from coal is rapidly increasing, and this report catalogues the global trend towards coal withdrawal.
16
PREV
1 of 10
NEXT