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A pilot study on systems thinking in asset management

This pilot study analyses systems thinking in sustainable finance from a multidimensional perspective, highlighting six key dimensions for investment and asset management to consider. The study reveals the challenges of applying such approaches in finance while emphasising the importance of understanding sustainability impacts on all levels.

Impact investing handbook: An implementation guide for practitioners

This report is an implementation guide for impact investing practitioners. It includes chapters on defining impact investing, identifying players involved, setting impact goals, selecting impact investment tools and structures, measuring and managing impact, and implementing best practices. The guide is informative, objective, and designed to inform the impact investment strategy.

Future of sustainability in investment management: From ideas to reality

25 November 2020
This report examines sustainable investing, considering the increasing investor demand for ESG factors and how to adapt to the sustainability paradigm. It identifies business model and investment model drivers, as well as operating and people model enablers and the challenges and skills required for integrating ESG.

Petrochemicals: Major credits, carbon risks, green bonds

This report reviews the petrochemical industry from a joint macro, credit specialist and climate mitigation perspective. It highlights that the industry has the highest energy demand and is the third-largest direct CO2 emitter. The first green bonds came out in 2020, although the sector’s environmental alignment remains questionable to investors.

Guidance on Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles

The Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) were originally published in 2019 and provide a framework to what is recognised as an increasingly important area of finance. A sustainability-linked loan is one that incentivises borrowers to improve sustainability performance targets. This guidance note should be read alongside the SLLP.

Sustainability-linked loan principles

The Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLP), originated in 2019 to provide a framework for this growing area of finance. This summary reviews the SLLP and its five core components. The SLLP have been developed by an experienced working party consisting of representatives from leading financial institutions.

Institutional asset owners: Strategies for engaging with asset managers for impact

This report explores strategies to better align institutional asset owners with asset managers when managing impact expectations and outcomes. When institutional investors incorporate impact, they can mitigate issues that threaten the long-term value of their assets, and leverage their capital to help address the world's most intractable challenges.

Changing colours: Adaptive capacity of companies in the context of the transition to a low carbon economy

Over the coming decades economies will transition towards a low carbon economy. This paper explores the adaptive capacity of firms to financial risks that may arise in the context of this transition, while detailing the risk of a "too sudden too late scenario of sweeping legal, social and environmental change".

A status report on financial institutions’ experiences from working with green, non green and brown financial assets and a potential risk differential

This 2020 report presents the results from a survey that assesses whether a risk differential can be detected between green, non-green and brown financial assets (loans and bonds). Based on information obtained by 49 banks, it presents a snapshot of current practices among financial institutions in their asset allocation.

Core Benefits Verification Framework

The key principle of the Core Benefits Verification Framework is Indigenous ownership of the verification process. The framework creates the opportunity for Indigenous people to be the experts in the verification of environmental, social and cultural values associated with community development programs, such as carbon farming.
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