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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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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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Climate scorpion – the sting is in the tail: Introducing planetary solvency

The report explores the risks and impact of climate change on a global scale. The report emphasises the need for a realistic risk assessment urgently and laying out a blueprint on developing a Planetary Solvency framework.
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Sovereign bonds: Spotlight on ESG risks

This report explores the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis as a potential risk-reducing and return-enhancing tool for investors in developed-country sovereign bonds. The report suggests that ESG factors are material to both creditworthiness and investment performance.
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Delivering through diversity

3 February 2018
This report shows that strong financial performance correlates with greater representation of women and ethnically/culturally diverse individuals in the leadership of large companies. Companies that invest in inclusion and diversity not only align with social justice but may also achieve competitive advantage and growth.
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The material footprint of nations

19 May 2015
This research paper explores consumption-based indicators of resource use, asserting that developed countries have increased the use of natural resources at a slower rate than economic growth, but this is untrue. Material Footprint (MF) uncovers the full material requirements of nations, offering insights into actual resource productivity.
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Raising the bar: A baseline review of finance sector action on deforestation

3 November 2022
This review found that only a minority of the nearly 600 finance institutions with high-profile climate commitments have taken action on deforestation. A single-commodity deforestation policy was indicative of leadership, while broader industry collaboration will accelerate progress. Financial institutions must eliminate the climate, biodiversity, and human rights risks of deforestation to achieve their net-zero targets.
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Beyond diversity: Equity and inclusion as an overlooked opportunity for investors

27 July 2021
This research identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion as instruments for creating stronger business performance and highlights the potential opportunity cost incurred by businesses and investors that overlook the possibility of equity and inclusion deficits.
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Integrating child rights across the ASX: A UNICEF investor tool benchmarking report

This report benchmarks ASX200-companies on their integration and disclosure of child rights policies across their entire operational footprint. This paper encourages Australian investors and companies to develop more integrated frameworks for assessing the impact of investments and operations on children.
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Navigating a new era of business and human rights

This book explores the role of businesses in protecting human rights, and highlights the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors. The book showcases examples of innovation and best practices in the field of business and human rights, and provides guidance to businesses on how to respect human rights.
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