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Financial crimes and land conversion: Uncovering risk for financial institutions

This report outlines the risks financial institutions face due to land conversion and related financial crimes. It emphasises the convergence of land conversion with crimes like money laundering and corruption, highlighting the need for robust due diligence and risk assessment. It introduces an Environmental Crimes Financial Toolkit to aid institutions in mitigating these risks.
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Decarbonization, population disruption and resource inventories in the global energy transition

15 December 2022
The study underscores the necessity of macro-level planning for energy decarbonisation. It delves into the geographical intricacies and dynamics of mineral resource extraction during the transition, providing an empirical foundation to evaluate spatial impacts and demographic shifts. It reveals potential risks and disparities in risk distribution, emphasizing targeted planning's importance.
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Greenlight or gaslight? The transition minerals dilemma for Australia

3 May 2023
This report highlights the risks associated with the global dependency on transition minerals for a carbon-free future. It explores potential oversupply and undersupply risks, supply chain ethics, and the environmental impacts of mining such minerals in Australia.
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Geopolitics of the energy transition: Critical materials

This paper explores strategic approaches for ensuring a sustainable energy transition by investigating the geopolitical aspects of critical materials including their supply chain, responsible efficiency, emergence of new technologies, their impact on labour rights, as well as suggesting ways to mitigate their risks and boost cooperation between countries.
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At the crossroads: 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia

The report examines the implementation and impact of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia over the past decade.
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OECD due diligence guidance for responsible supply chain of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

The paper provides recommendations for companies operating in mineral supply chains. The guidance outlines a five-step framework for supply chain due diligence, including risk identification and assessment, implementation of risk mitigation strategies, and reporting on due diligence efforts.
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Resources, energy and modern slavery: Practical responses to managing risks to people

This report provides practical responses for managing modern slavery risks in the resources and energy sectors. Covering topics such as risk to people and business, human rights risks, and key responses for addressing these risks, the report is an essential guide for companies seeking to effectively identify and manage modern slavery risks.
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Curbing methane emissions: how five industries can counter a major climate threat

23 September 2021
This McKinsey Sustainability report discusses the climate impact of methane emissions in five key sectors: agriculture, oil and gas, coal mining, waste management, and wastewater. Existing barriers for abatement of methane emission and potential solutions and trade-offs for stakeholders to consider are presented.
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Bankrolling extinction: The banking sector's role in the global biodiversity crisis

6 January 2020
This report explores the contribution of the banking sector to the biodiversity crisis and the destruction of nature as of 2019. The report ranks the 50 largest banks globally based on their financing of unethical operations, finding a large impact on deforestation, ecosystem destruction and overfishing.
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SDG Industry Matrix: Energy, natural resources and chemicals

The Industry Matrix aims to inspire and inform the private sector, driving it towards inclusiveness and sustainable prosperity by identifying opportunities for greater social and environmental change. This Matrix applies to industries involved in energy, natural resources and chemicals, outlining ways that companies can create value for shareholders as well as society.
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