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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.

Global compact local networks: Accelerating national SDG implementation

The report emphasizes the role of responsible business in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlights the importance of local networks in mobilizing a global movement of companies committed to advancing the SDGs through capacity-building, awareness-raising, and collaboration.

Guidance and case studies for ESG integration: Equities and fixed income

The CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment commissioned a survey on ESG integration, revealing that 56% of investors integrate governance into their equity analysis. Analysts may engage in ESG in fixed-income analysis to evaluate the risks and value of assets. ESG issues help investors arrive at estimates of fair stock value.

Impact investing handbook: An implementation guide for practitioners

This report is an implementation guide for impact investing practitioners. It includes chapters on defining impact investing, identifying players involved, setting impact goals, selecting impact investment tools and structures, measuring and managing impact, and implementing best practices. The guide is informative, objective, and designed to inform the impact investment strategy.

The implications of behavioural science for effective climate policy

This report explores the implications of behavioural science for effective climate policy and focuses on eight main sectors, such as diet change, adaptation and aviation, with recommendations for further empirical research. The report underscores the importance of understanding human behaviour and how insights can be used in climate policy development for effective implementation.

Diversity washing

This paper investigates the phenomenon of "diversity washing," whereby companies appear to prioritize diversity and inclusion (DEI) in their public discourse to a greater degree than their internal practices suggest. The authors use an empirical approach to evaluate the prevalence and effectiveness of this phenomenon.

Facilitating a circular economy for textiles workshop report

This report provides insights on the current status of circularity in the textile industry including waste generation, social and environmental impact, raw material use, and data challenges. The report highlights research needs, boundary-spanning tools, and standards to facilitate a circular economy.

Chapter Zero New Zealand Board Toolkit

28 March 2023
This toolkit is published to provide tools, support, and encouragement to prioritize climate change on boards and within organizations. The resource outlines 5 steps to ensure boards are well-equipped to address climate change, with relevant industry sector case studies.

Holistic portfolio construction with an impact lens: A vital approach for institutional asset owners in a changing world

This report highlights the importance for Institutional Asset Owners (IAOs) to apply an impact lens approach to their portfolio construction. By creating impact philosophies and policies, IAOs can align impact thematic(s) and drive an evolution towards providing both impact and financial returns to their beneficiaries.

Taking stock of investor implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This report assesses the first decade of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the role of institutional investors in promoting investor responsibility to respect human rights. Enabling environments for rights-respecting investment have emerged, however, access to remedy for victims requires urgent attention, and other investment ecosystem actors must step up.
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