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Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

This report explores the potential for sustainable finance in Australia, outlining current barriers, opportunities, and recommendations for each stakeholder in the finance system. The report stresses the importance of consistency, coordination, and leadership in developing a comprehensive plan to transition to a sustainable financial system.
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The climate benefits of plastic waste management in India and Southeast Asia: Investing in waste management and recycling solutions in India and Southeast Asia could reduce GHG emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030

According to the Circulate Initiative's GHG calculator, proper waste management and recycling solutions can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 229 million tonnes by 2030. Notably, mismanaged plastic waste rates in six Southeast Asian countries range from 50% to 75%. Better plastic waste management and recycling can also contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon economy, making the waste and recycling industry a potential asset for climate-focused investors.
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Central banking and supervision in the biosphere: An agenda for action on biodiversity loss, financial risk and system stability

This report explores the role central banks and financial regulators can play to mitigate biodiversity loss risks. The report establishes that biodiversity loss poses a financial risk to the economy and makes recommendations for action.
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We know our lives are in danger: Environment of fear in South Africa's mining-affected communities

This report highlights how mining has affected South African communities and examines the legal framework and community engagement procedures relating to mining activity. It discusses the impacts of mining on communities in terms of health, environment, livelihoods and social cohesion, as well as the high levels of violence in these communities.
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Breaking the plastic wave: A comprehensive assessment of pathways towards stopping ocean plastic pollution

This report highlights innovative solutions and strategies that can reduce plastic pollution by 80% by transforming how plastic is produced, used, and managed. The report uses thorough analysis to identify specific opportunities for various stakeholders - from policymakers to businesses and consumers - to curb plastic waste and achieve measurable results.
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Child-lens investing framework: Private equity and debt investor toolkit

The toolkit provides guidelines on investing with a child-lens impact strategy, including a child-lens taxonomy, reflection, contribution, and assessment. Six investors tested and refined the framework with case studies.
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Bankrolling plastics: The banks that fund plastic packaging pollution

5 January 2021
Banks continue to finance the global plastics chain, despite the significant risks of lender liability from the impacts of plastic waste. This report highlights the lack of development of any due diligence systems, contingent loan criteria, or financing exclusions at the banks when it comes to the plastic packaging industry.
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Waste and opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership - 50 corporations ranked on plastic packaging pollution

3 July 2020
The 2020 published report by As You Sow investigates 50 corporations and ranks them based on their performance in leadership and ambition relating to sustainable packaging of their products, while also taking into account their contributions and support to increase recycling rates and engage in producer responsibility efforts.
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Towards sustainable packaging materials: Examining the relative impact of materials in the natural source water and soft drinks value chain

This report examines the impact of packaging materials for natural source water and soft drinks. The materials examined include plastic bottles, aluminium cans, glass bottles and multi-material cartons. To reduce impact, findings highlight that businesses should increase circularity and levels of recycled material for all material types.
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