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Inclusive business financing: Where commercial opportunity and sustainability converge

12 June 2018
This report explores how best to finance inclusive businesses, which have gained prominence for reducing poverty and inequality in developing countries. Drawing on case studies from across Asia, it examines bank debt and private equity as conduits for financing, and offers recommendations for improving the financing of inclusive businesses.

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.

Intentionally designed endowment primer

This primer provides insight into aligning endowment investments with institutional missions while considering sustainability. The report includes strategic questions, background, examples, and relevant research. Intended for fiduciaries, this primer encourages institutional acceptance and deployment of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria to facilitate profitable sustainability while advancing social purpose.

Disrupting privilege as power and control: Re-imagining business and the appreciation of Indigenous stewardship in management education curricula

2 June 2022
This report explores privilege's systemic connection to mainstream management education and proposes how engaging with Indigenous stewardship can tackle this. Using a case study of stewardship's implementation in a Master of Commerce program, educators can contribute to literature on re-imagining business and create better future business leaders.

Climate change and economics 101: Teaching the greatest market failure

4 March 2019
This report analyses 27 introductory economics textbooks used in the US that cover micro and macroeconomics to assess their treatment of climate change. Authors find limited coverage in texts and that most texts relate climate change to the negative externality of carbon emissions. Market solutions such as cap-and-trade and carbon taxes are recommended.

Intangible cultural heritage, diverse knowledge systems, and climate change

12 September 2022
This paper explores the relationship between climate change, different knowledge systems, culture, and heritage. It discusses the importance of a historical perspective, defines and describes different knowledge systems, and addresses the limitations of the predominant scientific approach. It also presents a framework for collaboration among plural knowledge systems.

Sustainability bond framework

This sustainability bond framework was published to finance expenditures supporting green and social categories compliant with eligibility criteria. The framework adheres to the highest standards of environmental and social impact reporting.

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.

The global risks report 2020

13 January 2020
This report explores the most pressing economic, environmental, technological, and public health challenges facing stakeholders amid an unstable global landscape. It proposes stakeholders should act quickly to address these challenges, in partnership with others, to mitigate risks and shape a more sustainable future.

Accelerating impact-linked finance

The report defines impact-linked finance and proposes a roadmap to accelerate and scale it. It summarises constraints to its implementation and provides examples of solutions.
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