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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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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.
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Environmental sciences, sustainable development and circular economy: Alternative concepts for trans-disciplinary research

22 March 2016
This report discusses the challenges and opportunities of trans-disciplinary research in environmental sciences. It explores three alternative environmental concepts: "environmental sciences", "sustainable development", and the increasingly popular "circular economy". The article clarifies their meaning and inter-relationship, helping trans-disciplinary researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges of each.
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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.
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Making global goals local business: A new era for responsible business

This report highlights the need for private sector involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. It showcases the progress made so far by various companies and organizations and the role they play in building a better world through responsible business practices.
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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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Primer on climate change: Directors’ duties and disclosure obligations

This report provides an overview of contemporary evidence that climate change presents foreseeable, and in many cases material, financial and systemic risks that affect corporations and their investors. It discusses general climate obligations, directors' duties, disclosure obligations, and advice to directors, emphasizing the importance of embedding climate change in financial risk management, disclosure, and supervisory practices.
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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.
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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.
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Investor toolkit on human rights and armed conflict: Managing human rights impacts and international humanitarian law implications before, during and after armed conflicts arise

This investor toolkit covers human rights risks and international humanitarian law implications related to armed conflict. It offers guidance on identifying, prioritizing, and managing such risks. The toolkit also outlines how investors can engage with companies before, during, and after such conflicts and shares case-studies on how companies have handled previous conflicts.
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