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Is CSRD working for financial institutions? A look into how CSRD is being rolled out across the financial sector

16 April 2024
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), an ambitious EU sustainability regulation, demands increased transparency from financial institutions (FIs). Challenges include the lack of sector-specific guidance and difficulties in data collection across diverse investments. Despite a focus on reporting, FIs must leverage CSRD strategically to align financing with sustainability goals and ensure long-term compliance.
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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.
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ForestMapper

ForestMapper is an interactive tool designed by Canopy to visually map ancient and endangered forests globally. It helps companies identify sustainable fibre sources and assess risks in their supply chains, featuring data layers on forests, species, carbon, and landscapes across various global regions.
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Bankrolling ecosystem destruction: The EU must stop the cash flow to businesses destroying nature

29 March 2024
The report analysed the financial flows of 135 companies in ecosystem risk sectors and found that 22.1% (US$278b) of credit and 9.4% (US$65b) of investment came from EU-based financial institutions from 2015 to 2023. The report recommends that EU regulation should align finance with global environmental targets to prevent financial flows from contributing to ecosystem destruction.
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Navigating transition finance: An action list

26 March 2024
This report explores how transition finance can help decarbonise high-emitting activities and enable decarbonisation in other economic activities. The report provides recommendations to improve awareness, provide clarity on transition activities and finance products, and mitigate risks associated with transition finance. A collaborative effort is required to navigate the complex landscape of economic, regulatory, environmental, and technological considerations.
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Great expectations: Is engagement living up to its promise?

20 March 2024
This report explores whether engagement activities deliver impactful sustainability outcomes. It examines systemic engagement versus company-specific idiosyncratic engagement and encourages investors to link engagement goals with investment views. The report distinguishes between the escalation mechanisms available to equity and debt investors and calls for a focus on financial materiality in the context of achievable and value-enhancing outcomes. Investors are reminded of their essential fiduciary responsibility to clients and stakeholders alike.
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Empowering key development finance institutions in Asia to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy sector

The report outlines Asia's challenges to decarbonising energy while driving economic development. It suggests there is significant room for improvement among regional banks and to achieve their commitments to the Paris Agreement, firms need to implement more stringent sustainable finance policies.
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Can investors save the planet? - NZAMI and fiduciary duty

1 December 2022
The report evaluates asset managers' strategies aligning with the Race to Zero goal of limiting global warming while considering the possibility of a different climate scenario. It finds impactful environmental approaches might pose fiduciary challenges. Authors propose revising commitments to enhance climate impact while upholding fiduciary duties.
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Catalytic capital: A key to aligning infrastructure investments with climate mitigation in emerging markets

This report provides a roadmap for directing more institutional capital toward climate infrastructure financing in emerging markets. It identifies the importance of using catalytic capital and outlines four themes crucial to its effective use: targeting, speed, support, and analysis. The report offers recommendations for how to address climate challenges through targeted catalytic interventions.
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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.
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