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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.
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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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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.
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Social and Human Capital Protocol

This protocol sets out principles for valuing human and social capital, helping businesses to measure the value of community relationships and employee talent. The goal is to help businesses make truly sustainable decisions; however, this is a nascent field requiring more detailed data, and tailored techniques, to ensure more accurate results.
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Considering social factors in pension scheme investments: Guide from the Taskforce on Social Factors

This final report identifies social risks and opportunities that can be addressed by trustees, industry, and policymakers. The guide outlines frameworks of good practice and materiality assessment, with data sources to support the assessment and provides practical assistance to enable consideration of social factors within their investments.
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Nature positive economies: Progress, lessons and next frontiers

This report provides insights, lessons, and frontiers to help put nature at the heart of economic decisions. System-wide change is required to protect, restore, invest in and maintain nature. The report offers knowledge on building a sustainable economy while ensuring everyone benefits from and values nature.
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Dhawura Ngilan - Business and investor initiative: A guide for businesses and investors

19 March 2024
This report provides guidance for businesses and investors to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage rights and implement environmental, social, and corporate governance principles. The Dhawura Ngilan (Remembering Country) vision is outlined and detailed recommendations for ethical investment practices are provided.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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