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Rethinking impact to finance the SDGs

This paper examines the financing gap for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and proposes new innovative solutions for stakeholders, including the need for stronger integrated planning, strategic thinking and policy integration to meet the US$5-7tn annual financing requirement.

Political leadership on climate change: The role of health in Obama-era U.S. climate policies

24 September 2020
The role of health in Obama-era U.S. climate policies was analysed using a qualitative research approach. Findings show that the consideration of human health-related evidence and arguments facilitated the introduction of comparatively ambitious mitigation policies. This report suggests the importance of political will in the pursuit of climate mitigation policies.

OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2011 Edition) provide recommendations for responsible corporate behaviour. Topics include disclosure of reliable and accurate information, employment practices, and consumer interests. The Guidelines also suggest procedures for addressing stakeholder concerns when there are conflictual issues.

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.

Authentic sustainability assessment: A user manual for the sustainable development performance indicators

This report provides guidelines for organisations to measure their sustainability performance and report effectively. The document presents indicators for three areas: economy, society, and environment; these are divided into tiers. It also highlights the need for an integrated approach and adapting reporting frameworks to include social and solidarity economy entities.

Are pharma companies addressing sexual and reproductive health access barriers for women and girls?

This report examines the role of pharmaceutical companies in addressing access barriers hindering women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally. It assesses their research on new SRHR medicines and products, pricing strategies, company capacity building efforts, and inclusive business models.

A guide to SDG interactions: From science to implementation

12 May 2017
This report examines the nature of interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), underpinned by a framework for understanding sustainable development goal interactions. Policymakers, practitioners and scientists working on implementing SDGs are the intended audience for this report.

International IR framework

This report provides a summary of the International Integrated Reporting Framework. Integrated Reporting promotes a cohesive approach to corporate reporting by providing information about value creation, preservation, or erosion over the short, medium, and long term. Fundamental concepts, guiding principles, and content elements are detailed in this framework.

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.

Putting pandemics behind us: Investing in one health to reduce risks of emerging infectious diseases

21 October 2022
This report discusses One Health, an approach that recognises the interdependent nature of human, animal, and environmental health. It presents an investment framework designed to mobilise finance for pandemic prevention and reduce the risks of emerging infectious diseases.
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