Library | ESG issues

Public Policy

Refine
Things to learn
Actions to take
ESG issues
SDGs
SASB Sustainability Sector
Finance relevance
Asset Class
Resource type
Location
81 results

The global risks report 2024: 19th edition

12 January 2024
This report outlines global risks in 2024 and 2034, in an effort to provide insight to government and business leaders about the potential threats of the future. The report highlights potential global risks ranging from false information, economic uncertainty, climate change, AI dominance, to an increase in conflict and organised crimes.
16

Dhawura Ngilan - Business and investor initiative: A guide for businesses and investors

19 March 2024
This report provides guidance for businesses and investors to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage rights and implement environmental, social, and corporate governance principles. The Dhawura Ngilan (Remembering Country) vision is outlined and detailed recommendations for ethical investment practices are provided.
16

From impacts to dependencies: A first global assessment of corporate biodiversity risk exposure and responses

10 June 2022
The report unveils a significant gap in corporate biodiversity risk management, with $7.2tn exposed despite a 29% adoption rate of biodiversity policies among 11,812 sampled companies. It emphasises the inadequate response to biodiversity risks, especially in sectors highly reliant on biodiversity.
16

ESG investing in emerging markets – a roadmap towards net-zero

12 December 2023
This report discusses the challenges in ESG investing for emerging markets due to varying standards in regulations and reporting. It also covers the importance of sovereign engagement and incorporating biodiversity in investment decisions. The lack of standardisation in data and regulation presents difficulties in generating sustainable investments.
16

Australian material flow analysis to progress to a circular economy

5 March 2024
This report provides a comprehensive material flow account for Australia in 2019 to support the assessment of its circular economy progress. The report highlights key areas where policy interventions can improve material intensity, resource efficiency, and waste minimisation. It also evaluates Australia's circularity indicators and performs well on three proposed indicators.
16

Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention

8 June 2018
This study shows the theoretical and empirical existence of a tipping point for changing social conventions. Minority groups can overturn established behaviour by reaching a critical mass, expected to vary depending on social setting. The findings offer insight for organizations with potential shifts in conventional behaviour.
16

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.
16

Collaborative investor engagement with policymakers: Changing the rules of the game?

25 June 2023
This report explores why and how institutional investors engage with governments and the challenges they face in the process. The authors analyse 11 case studies and identify drivers such as managing investment risks and fulfilling fiduciary duties, as well as challenges like limited influence on governments. The findings contribute to the sustainable finance and public policy literature.
16

Insurance regulation for sustainable development: Protecting human rights against climate risks and natural hazards

This report argues that insurance regulation has a critical role to play in protecting human rights against climate risk and natural hazards. Among its recommendations, the report calls for the proper pricing of climate risks, broader coverage from insurance, and the alignment of investments with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
16

Seriously stressed and stranded: The burden of non-performing assets in India's thermal power sector

India's thermal power sector holds $40-60bn of non-performing or stranded assets, taking away capital from critical sustainable investment. Low-cost renewable energy and a reliance on coal-fired generation is creating difficulties for the banking sector. The economics of low-cost renewables will bring significant financial implications for the country's thermal power reliance.
16
PREV
1 of 9
NEXT