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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.

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.

Don't #@!% the planet

17 November 2023
This guide is created to share the experience of building a net-zero sustainability program. The guide is presented in two parts, and includes Atlassian's materiality assessment, the steps they took to reduce emissions, and their efforts to push beyond net-zero.

Rethinking climate change: How humanity can choose to reduce emissions 90% by 2035 through the disruption of energy, transportation, and food with existing technologies

31 July 2021
This report examines how existing technologies in energy, transportation, and food could lead to a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. Using the Seba Technology Disruption Framework, they forecast disruptive changes and identify how markets could drive emissions mitigation.

Renewable energy and human rights benchmark: Key findings from the wind and solar sectors

The 2023 benchmark report assesses the world’s most influential companies in the wind and solar sectors. It aims to encourage greater respect for human rights through recommendations on transparency, anti-corruption, and worker protections. The report reveals progress and areas of concern and offers guidance for companies, investors, and policy-makers.

OECD due diligence guidance for responsible supply chain of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

The paper provides recommendations for companies operating in mineral supply chains. The guidance outlines a five-step framework for supply chain due diligence, including risk identification and assessment, implementation of risk mitigation strategies, and reporting on due diligence efforts.

Truth in impact: A Tideline guide to using the impact investment label

4 August 2021
This report provides insights on sustainable investing labelling. Investors can self-classify and maintain market integrity through clear, accurate labelling backed by independent verification. The report offers a proprietary Framework for Impact Labeling, case studies, and observations about sustainable investing.

Climate governance study 2024: Moving from vision to action

This study reveals that Australian directors increasingly prioritise climate change as a material governance issue. However, stakeholders are pulling in a variety of directions, making it challenging for organisations to execute their climate strategies. Policy uncertainty poses the most significant obstacle for climate governance, although the implementation of mandatory climate reporting from July 2025 presents an opportunity for greater accountability.

Mobilising climate investment in emerging markets: Opportunities for Australian pension and superannuation funds

This report delves into the potential of pension funds in driving climate solutions in developing economies. Highlighting barriers like geopolitical risks and policy uncertainties, the report underscores collaboration, ESG standards, and internal expertise as pivotal for sustainable investments in these regions.

Recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

This report aims to provide a unified approach to the disclosure of natural dependencies, impacts and risks for financial institutions and corporates. As the issue of natural loss and climate change continues to grow, a harmonised way of tackling these risks needs to be agreed to safeguard against material impacts.
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