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Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2024

This report reveals that the world's 60 largest banks financed US$705.8 billion in fossil fuel activities in 2023, totalling US$6.9 trillion since the Paris Agreement. It highlights the increasing commitments from major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Mizuho, emphasising the ongoing support for fossil fuel expansion despite climate commitments.

The rising tide of greenwashing: Navigating ‘greenwashing’ risks in climate change targets and sustainability credentials

21 December 2022
The report highlights the risks and challenges associated with businesses misrepresenting their sustainability credentials or strategies. The document elaborates on the subject with the help of multiple examples and practical guidelines to reduce legal and reputational exposure to businesses and corporations.

From values to riches 2024: Charting consumer demand for responsible investing in Australia

The 2024 report reports that almost 90% of Australians expect responsible investments from their super or other investments. About three-quarters of them plan to switch providers if their current fund does not align with their values, but skilful marketing and transparency help secure clients.

Right direction, wrong equipment: Why transition risks do not fit into regulatory stress tests

The authors of this report explore the challenges of integrating climate-related risks into regulatory stress tests. They demonstrate that supervisory risk assessment frameworks struggle to capture long-term systemic risks, and offer recommendations for developing a 'long-term risk;' supervision 'infrastructure.'

Sustainability at a turning point: Consumers are pushing companies to pivot

This research of 14,000 people from 9 countries discovered that 93% say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed their perception of environmental sustainability. Individuals are, as a result, looking to invest in companies that prioritise environmental responsibility and expect them to communicate sustainability benchmarks and future plans clearly. In addition, more than half of consumers would work for a company that values sustainability, which is increasingly becoming a top hiring consideration.

Greenwashing and how to avoid it: An introductory guide for Asia's finance industry

This report offers Asia's finance industry a comprehensive guide on greenwashing, including its definition and the risks it poses. The report also covers regulatory developments and guidance to tackle greenwashing, and provides practical steps to guard against greenwashing risks in the industry.

An integrated framework to assess greenwashing

Companies, nonprofits, and governments are increasingly engaging in greenwashing despite regulations for misleading advertisements. This report provides a framework for detecting greenwashing in such claims for all actors, whether non-commercial or non-advertisements.

Market review of environmental impact claims of retail investment funds in Europe

This report explores the environmental impact claims made by European retail investment funds and assesses their accuracy and possible ramifications. Findings reveal a high prevalence of misleading claims and a need for better guidance and regulation to address the issue. Short and long-term recommendations are proposed.

Seeing through the green: A guide to greenwashing risks for asset managers

31 August 2023
This report is an in-depth analysis of the risks and pitfalls of greenwashing in sustainable investments. It provides an overview of the current regulatory landscape, common greenwashing practices, and best practices for addressing them.

Investing for outcomes: Why impact is relevant beyond impact investing

19 April 2022
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.
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