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The implications of behavioural science for effective climate policy

Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations
This report explores the implications of behavioural science for effective climate policy and focuses on eight main sectors, such as diet change, adaptation and aviation, with recommendations for further empirical research. The report underscores the importance of understanding human behaviour and how insights can be used in climate policy development for effective implementation.
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18 March 2024

Catalysing bank climate action: Lessons from the inside

Climate Safe Lending Network
This report shares insights from the Climate Safe Lending Fellowship, a programme for banking professionals committed to accelerating the decarbonisation of their institutions. The report offers practical approaches and tools used by climate intrapreneurs to help their banks transition toward climate-safe banking.
Research
18 March 2024

Insuring a low carbon future: A practical guide for insurers on managing climate-related risks and opportunities

ShareAction
This report explores how climate awareness is being integrated into underwriting, investment, and group-wide risk management practices in the insurance industry. It identifies common barriers and presents a practical framework of eight building blocks relevant for insurers introducing and developing climate strategies. Based on interviews with 14 proactive insurers.
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18 March 2024

Point of no return 2023: Part IV: Climate and biodiversity

ShareAction
This report assesses the climate and biodiversity policies and practices of 77 of the world’s largest asset managers, who collectively hold over $77 trillion in assets. The report finds that asset managers need stronger and more comprehensive net-zero targets, consistent with limiting biodiversity loss, and a greater focus on climate scenario analysis.
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18 March 2024

Biodiversity loss and land degradation: An overview of the financial materiality

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
This report provides key insights into the materiality of biodiversity loss and land degradation with a focus on financial risks while reviewing the literature available. The report highlights biodiversity's prominent role in the economy, the major threats to biodiversity, the tools available to measure biodiversity's impact and outlines a typology for nature-related financial risks.
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18 March 2024

Who cares wins: Connecting financial markets to a changing world

United Nations Global Compact
The report outlines recommendations by leading financial institutions for integrating environmental, social, and governance factors in financial analysis and investment decisions. Produced under the auspices of the United Nations Global Compact, this report reflects the commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainable development by twenty endorsing institutions.
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18 March 2024

Climate emergency – tipping the odds in our favour: A climate-change policy briefing for COP27

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
This paper is a policy briefing for COP27 which presents potential solutions for stabilizing the climate, assessing the level of risk inherent in the current approach to climate change, and explores how society can accelerate climate action. It uses a risk-management approach to assess how climate change is being managed.
Research
18 March 2024

Guide to banking and sustainability - edition 2

United Nations Environment Programme
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
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18 March 2024

Welcome to the great unravelling: Navigating the polycrisis of environmental and social breakdown

Post Carbon Institute
This report examines the ongoing crises of environmental and social breakdown, exploring their interconnected drivers and feedbacks. It offers pragmatic and personal solutions, challenging the myth of progress, and suggesting thoughtful change as the only hope for navigating this uncertain future.
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18 March 2024

Time to accelerate: Capital mobilisation for the SDGs in emerging markets

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
This progress report details two years of capital mobilisation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging markets. It highlights the need for government and private investors to take action if the SDG financing gap is to be closed, and outlines strategies for scaling private investment and reducing investment risks.
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18 March 2024

Don't #@!% the planet

Atlassian
This guide is created to share the experience of building a net-zero sustainability program. The guide is presented in two parts, and includes Atlassian's materiality assessment, the steps they took to reduce emissions, and their efforts to push beyond net-zero.
Research
18 March 2024

Investor climate action plans (ICAPs): Guidance on using the expectations ladder

The Investor Agenda
This report provides guidance to investors on using the ICAPs Expectations Ladder to disclose their climate action plans. It covers investment, corporate engagement, policy advocacy, investor disclosure, and governance with specific recommendations. The report includes a glossary of terms and maps existing disclosures to the Ladder's expectations.
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18 March 2024

Impact investing in biodiversity conservation with bonds: An analysis of financial and environmental risk

This paper examines debt finance impact investments in biodiversity conservation using conventional bonds and impact bonds. The study analyses whether these investments generate profits and environmental goals through evaluating financial and impact risks within each bond's theory of change.
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18 March 2024

Amazonia against the clock: Regional assessment on where and how to protect 80% by 2025

Stand.earth
The report assesses the current state of the key priority areas in the Amazon and outlines the urgent actions that need to be taken to save the Amazon rainforest and mitigate climate change.
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18 March 2024

Transparency, traceability and deforestation in the Ivorian cocoa supply chain

This report quantifies cocoa-driven deforestation in Côte d'Ivoire and assesses the traceability of the cocoa supply chain. Findings reveal that 46% of deforestation and forest degradation in the region over 2000-2019 was due to cocoa production. Only 43.6% of exports can be traced back to specific cooperatives and departments.
Research
18 March 2024

Investing for outcomes: Why impact is relevant beyond impact investing

Citi
This report explores the importance of measuring the impact of investing activities, particularly in the increasingly popular field of impact investing. It discusses the use of data to assess a company's social and environmental footprint, the role of taxonomies in impact investing, and the rise of impact awareness.
Research
18 March 2024
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