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Bankrolling ecosystem destruction: The EU must stop the cash flow to businesses destroying nature

29 March 2024
The report analysed the financial flows of 135 companies in ecosystem risk sectors and found that 22.1% (US$278b) of credit and 9.4% (US$65b) of investment came from EU-based financial institutions from 2015 to 2023. The report recommends that EU regulation should align finance with global environmental targets to prevent financial flows from contributing to ecosystem destruction.
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Navigating transition finance: An action list

26 March 2024
This report explores how transition finance can help decarbonise high-emitting activities and enable decarbonisation in other economic activities. The report provides recommendations to improve awareness, provide clarity on transition activities and finance products, and mitigate risks associated with transition finance. A collaborative effort is required to navigate the complex landscape of economic, regulatory, environmental, and technological considerations.
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Broadening the spectrum of investing: Opportunities and demand for investing in LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

27 June 2023
The report emphasises increasing demand for LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion investments in the US, particularly among investors born after 1980. Nearly half of US investors seek such opportunities, but there's a shortage of investment options catering to this demand. Asset managers could profit by developing products targeting LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion.
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Catalytic capital: A key to aligning infrastructure investments with climate mitigation in emerging markets

This report provides a roadmap for directing more institutional capital toward climate infrastructure financing in emerging markets. It identifies the importance of using catalytic capital and outlines four themes crucial to its effective use: targeting, speed, support, and analysis. The report offers recommendations for how to address climate challenges through targeted catalytic interventions.
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Oxford principles for net zero aligned carbon offsetting

This 2024 framework of four principles and guidance for organisations and standard bodies involved in offsetting practices. The revised principles emphasise the need for urgency in the reduction of emissions and the closing of the carbon removal gap, while maintaining transparency and integrity in all projects.
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From values to riches 2024: Charting consumer demand for responsible investing in Australia

The 2024 report reports that almost 90% of Australians expect responsible investments from their super or other investments. About three-quarters of them plan to switch providers if their current fund does not align with their values, but skilful marketing and transparency help secure clients.
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The materiality of sustainability for investors

19 June 2020
This report discusses five sustainability trends that could impact investment portfolios over the long-term: climate change, multi-stakeholder driven society, resource degradation, demographic challenges, and technological revolution. The paper provides thought-provoking insight on the impacts of sustainability trends have on investment performance and how they are evolving investment decision-making frameworks.
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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.
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Sustainable banking in ASEAN

This 2019 report analyses the sustainability strategies of 35 ASEAN banks based on environmental, social and governance indicators. This year's update highlights the increasing recognition of ESG integration into mainstream finance, although progress must be made, particularly in climate-related risk management.
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Investing for the common good: A sustainable finance framework

11 July 2017
This essay provides a new framework for sustainable finance. The author argues that sustainable finance considers financial, social, and environmental returns in combination and develops guidelines for governing sustainable finance. Major obstacles are short-termism and insufficient private efforts.
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