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Constructive corporate engagements: From a corporate perspective

This research focuses on constructive corporate engagement. This report analyses survey results from 100 senior company directors and interviews with ten executives to examine the drivers of successful engagements. Insights include the importance of collaborating with companies, focusing on material issues, and using standard metrics for success.

Education: Learning for Life: Why enterprise L&D is the next frontier In global education

10 November 2021
This report explores how enterprise learning and development is the next frontier in global education, and its impact on both private investors and policymakers. It breaks down the enterprise learning and development landscape, the opportunities and challenges, and offers insights on learning and development frameworks and employee engagement.

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.

Guide to banking and sustainability - edition 2

This guide provides advice, best practices, and case studies for banks to integrate sustainability principles into their operations and services, ultimately enhancing the long-term value of their businesses

Women in business leadership boost ESG performance: Existing body of evidence makes compelling case

Increase in women's representation in business leadership positions intensifies environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards. 70 peer-reviewed papers published from 2008 to 2017 proportionally associate higher diversity with better firm performance. The compendium of available material evolves into a pressing case for more women in boards and other leadership roles.

Impact at work: An examination of corporate impact investing strategies and their durability

The report examines the durability of corporate impact investing strategies in advancing positive social, economic, and environmental outcomes while remaining financially sound. It explores impact themes, capital sources and risk-return strategies of corporates. The report concludes with recommendations to build and maintain impact investing programs over the long term.

Women decision makers: How can more capital reach women decision makers in emerging markets?

26 July 2023
This report explores the barriers preventing women fund managers from receiving capital, particularly local, diverse women. The report outlines recommendations and tools for investors to better support women decision makers.

Navigating impact investing: The opportunity in impact classes

5 July 2016
This working paper aims to bring greater clarity and understanding to the impact investing field, which is characterized by diversity and complexity. Omidyar Network led this field-building initiative, with contributions from 45 expert interviews. The report outlines a concept for building “impact classes,” or common structures for assessing impact investing options.

Field guide to impact investing: For Australian charitable trusts and foundations

4 October 2023
This is a comprehensive resource to help organizations make sustainable impact investing decisions. Covering everything from impact measurement to legal structuring, this guide contains expert insights and is designed to be an essential tool for the industry.

Consideration of social risks and opportunities by occupational pension schemes

The UK government is calling for evidence on how occupational pension schemes can appropriately consider financially material social risks and opportunities when making investment decisions. Trustees must adhere to legal requirements to take account of ESG factors in their policies but there is concern that they lack the knowledge to manage financially material social risks.
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