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Mobilizing money and movements: Creative finance for food systems transformations

This report explores creative financing strategies for transforming food systems. Through six case studies, it showcases levers of change for transformational investing, including blended finance, shared ownership, and diverse investment types. The report emphasizes community engagement and local food production to build sustainable and resilient food systems.

The changing climate policy landscape: Considerations for policymakers and the needs of investors

This report outlines eight key features of effective global climate policies. It analyses how different approaches to policy design shape capital markets' responses. The report also calls on governments to create policies with clear short, medium, and long-term targets that provide the right incentives and ensure a just transition.

Farming our way out of the climate crisis

29 January 2021
The report focuses on how modifications in farming techniques, land use practices, and food systems can commune climate change reduction, carbon sequestration and carbon sink development and initiates numerous opportunities to become a part of the solution. By changing farming techniques and food systems, we can create numerous opportunities for climate solutions.

Business reporting on the SDGs: An analysis of the goals and targets 2022

This report offers a comprehensive overview of the Sustainable Development Goals and how businesses can align their practices with these goals through transparent disclosures and disclosures reporting. This updated edition provides actionable steps for businesses to contribute to sustainable development, with a focus on poverty reduction, food security, and affordable energy access.

Measuring what matters most: Seven systems transformations for benchmarking companies on the SDGs

The report offers a series of benchmarks to equip all stakeholders with the key data and insights required for the private sector to engage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper presents seven systems transformations as a strategic framework to identify keystone companies and provides a clear path for private sector action for achieving the SDGs.

Integrating nutrition and obesity prevention considerations into institutional investment decisions regarding food companies: Australian investment sector perspectives

8 November 2022
This study investigates views of stakeholders in the Australian investment sector on the incorporation of nutrition and obesity prevention considerations within institutional investment decision-making regarding food companies and identifies several key challenges and opportunities to the integration of nutrition and obesity prevention considerations.

Global investor engagement on meat sourcing: Engaging QSRs on climate and water risks to protein supply chains

This report examines the findings from dialogue with quick-service-restaurant (QSR) brands, as part of the Global Investor Engagement on Meat Sourcing. Investors have encouraged six of the largest QSR brands to prioritise reducing their vulnerability to climate change and water scarcity from animal protein production. Key trends include emission reduction targets and board oversight.

Alternative proteins: Exploring the Asian appetite and conservation potential

Alternative proteins have the potential to address rising environmental, health and animal welfare concerns. The report shows the potential land that can be saved if the world adopts alternative proteins in place of meat, and provides an overview of the alternative protein market.

New nature economy report II: The future of nature and business

18 July 2020
This report provides an applicable agenda for businesses to contribute to the development of practical roadmaps that address the most important drivers of nature loss and build a nature-positive future. It is the second part of a three-part New Nature Economy Report series.

Climate change and COVID-19: Reinforcing Indigenous food systems

9 September 2020
Climate change is affecting Indigenous food systems, making Indigenous populations vulnerable to food and nutritional insecurity. The nature and extent of the effects of COVID-19 on Indigenous food systems include mortality from severe illness, reduced access to food, changes in local diet, and economic losses resulting from lockdowns.
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