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Financial crimes and land conversion: Uncovering risk for financial institutions

This report outlines the risks financial institutions face due to land conversion and related financial crimes. It emphasises the convergence of land conversion with crimes like money laundering and corruption, highlighting the need for robust due diligence and risk assessment. It introduces an Environmental Crimes Financial Toolkit to aid institutions in mitigating these risks.

Integrating child rights across the ASX: A UNICEF investor tool benchmarking report

This report benchmarks ASX200-companies on their integration and disclosure of child rights policies across their entire operational footprint. This paper encourages Australian investors and companies to develop more integrated frameworks for assessing the impact of investments and operations on children.

Rules of the game: An introduction to the standards-related work of the International Labour Organization

This report introduces the standards-related work of the International Labour Organization, aimed at improving labour conditions and protecting workers' rights worldwide. It describes the processes for adopting labour standards and includes an outline of the topics covered by these standards, along with a discussion of their benefits.

Xinjiang supply chain business advisory addendum

26 September 2023
This US Government advisory highlights continuing reports of forced labour and human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, and reminds businesses of their obligations under relevant US laws. The report contains information on risks in supply chains and implementation and enforcement of relevant laws.

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis: Introducing the Children's Climate Risk Index

The report highlights how one billion children are at extreme risk due to climate change with small island states and countries already facing existential threats. It is a call to action for businesses and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commit to sustainable practices.

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code

This report describes the ETI Base Code, an internationally recognized code of good labour practice promoting ethical trade. Its nine standards aim to protect workers and prevent exploitation in global supply chains. The code is implemented by forward-thinking companies, trade unions, and NGOs to promote decent work.

Financial crime compliance to fight modern slavery and human trafficking

This blueprint urges financial institutions to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery, suggesting that both are a financial crime and compliance risk, and warns against wholesale de-risking. This report outlines strategies for detecting financing of such illegal activities, reducing risk, and government action towards AML/CFT risk assessments, ahead of regulatory fines and sanctions in jurisdictions worldwide.

Child-lens investing framework

This report introduces the Child-Lens Investing Framework, an approach to impact investing designed to guide investors to invest using a child-centric lens. The report provides an overview of the framework's various components and explores its alignment with leading responsible and impact investing standards and frameworks.

Child-lens investing framework: Private equity and debt investor toolkit

The toolkit provides guidelines on investing with a child-lens impact strategy, including a child-lens taxonomy, reflection, contribution, and assessment. Six investors tested and refined the framework with case studies.

Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Child rights

This briefing explores the risks and opportunities Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies face in relation to children's rights. It highlights the importance of adhering to international standards and implementing internal policies and practices that prioritise the most severe impacts on children. Investors are encouraged to hold companies accountable.
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