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Global Slavery Index

20 May 2024
The Global Slavery Index (GSI) by Walk Free provides comprehensive data on the prevalence of modern slavery in 160 countries, detailing how many people are affected, their vulnerabilities, and governmental responses.

Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2024

This report reveals that the world's 60 largest banks financed US$705.8 billion in fossil fuel activities in 2023, totalling US$6.9 trillion since the Paris Agreement. It highlights the increasing commitments from major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Mizuho, emphasising the ongoing support for fossil fuel expansion despite climate commitments.

Defining social norms and related concepts

This report defines social norms as the perceived unwritten rules deemed acceptable and influential in guiding human behaviour within a community. Social norms can be beneficial or harmful and influence collective change. The report distinguishes injunctive norms, descriptive norms, moral norms, and attitudes to establish behaviour change interventions.

Reinventing capitalism: A transformation agenda

This issue brief by World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) explores the need for a reinvented capitalism that prioritises true value over value extraction. It examines the unsustainable outcomes of contemporary capitalism and presents a transformation agenda to help steer businesses towards a sustainable global economy.

The dangers of buybacks: Mitigating common pitfalls

This report explores the rising trend of share buybacks, analysing their benefits and pitfalls. It offers practical tools, guidelines, and measures to mitigate the risks, improve transparency, and ensure buybacks match long-term company strategies.

A sewing kit for living wages: Pathways to living wages in global garment supply chains

4 September 2017
The report provides a roadmap for textile brands to commit and implement living wages in their supply chains, as well as explain the importance of providing decent wages to workers.

Converging on climate lobbying: Aligning corporate practice with investor expectations

This report details the importance of climate lobbying for the long-term interests of institutional investors. It covers recommendations for future engagement and case studies, and is primarily aimed at investment professionals. The report does not have any specific focus on discussing a list of companies, rather, it is an investor initiative that advocates for climate lobbying practices and investor expectations for companies globally.

Making change: What works?

This paper investigates to understand what makes social movements successful in creating change. The report concludes that having more and better evidence is crucial to encourage change, but evidence alone will not secure change. Instead, social movements must change the hearts and minds of the public and increase the power of those who stand to benefit from change.

Understanding and aligning with beneficiaries’ sustainability preferences

This report explores how engaging with beneficiaries can improve investments' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. It outlines a four-step process for investment professionals to understand and align with beneficiaries' sustainability preferences, ultimately strengthening a fund's performance and maintaining social license.

Private capital, public good: Leveraging impact investing to support a just and equitable recovery

15 December 2020
This report focuses on leveraging impact investing to support a just and equitable economic recovery in the United States. It provides a set of recommendations for policymakers based on the experience of impact investors, with an emphasis on promoting investor impact transparency and incentivising private capital into investments with positive impact.
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