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Connecting the dots: Energy transition scenarios and credit quality

This report explores the implications of climate transition scenarios for the credit quality of nine companies in power utilities, cement, and steel. It shows the potential credit consequences of failing to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities associated with the low-carbon transition. The study highlights the value of granular scenario analysis for investors.
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18 March 2024

Geopolitics of the energy transition: Critical materials

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
This paper explores strategic approaches for ensuring a sustainable energy transition by investigating the geopolitical aspects of critical materials including their supply chain, responsible efficiency, emergence of new technologies, their impact on labour rights, as well as suggesting ways to mitigate their risks and boost cooperation between countries.
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18 March 2024

Bridging ESG silos: The intersection of climate change and modern slavery

Walk Free
This briefing for investors examines the intersection of climate change and modern slavery. It details how environmental and social risks are interconnected and can materially affect a company's long-term profitability. The report provides case studies and tools to help investors identify, assess, and respond to these risks in their portfolios.
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18 March 2024

Future of waste

UBS
This report examines the future of waste reduction, the environmental and financial impacts of waste, and investment opportunities in waste management globally. The report provides regional, country, and sector insights on companies most affected by waste and ways for mainstream companies to proactively manage waste and pollution.
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18 March 2024

Why and how investors should act on human rights

Principles for Responsible Investment
This report outlines how institutional investors can respect human rights as defined by international standards. The six principles of ESG investing, such as incorporating ESG issues into decision-making processes and seeking appropriate disclosure help to promote acceptance of human rights in the investment industry.
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18 March 2024

Transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
This report introduces a transition risk framework aiding investors and regulators in navigating risks and seizing opportunities in the low-carbon transition. It enhances comprehension of how transition risks impact financial performance in infrastructure investments, offering a transparent, adaptable, and robust methodology for assessing the financial implications of a shift towards a low-carbon economy.
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18 March 2024

Investor ESG guide on private security and human rights

Investor Alliance for Human Rights
This investor guide highlights that private security-related adverse human rights impacts are common and typically include excessive use of force, unfair working conditions and sexual exploitation. As fiduciaries, institutional investors are obligated to identify and mitigate these potential adverse impacts.
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18 March 2024

Industry influence on biodiversity policy: A pilot study demonstrating industry associations’ engagement on biodiversity-related policy and regulations

InfluenceMap
This report reveals that industry associations representing key sectors and some of the largest companies in the world are lobbying to delay, dilute, and block critically needed biodiversity policy in both the EU and US. The vast majority of engagement on specific policies and regulations is oppositional, seeking to roll back, weaken, or block policy.
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18 March 2024

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

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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.
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18 March 2024

Angel networks in emerging markets: A guide for development institutions

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke
This is a comprehensive and insightful guide for organisations seeking to engage with angel investors and support the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems in emerging markets. The report covers key topics such as the nature of angel investing, challenges facing angel networks, best practices and strategies, and practical tools for development institutions.
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18 March 2024

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

Tideline
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.
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18 March 2024

Prioritising nature-related disclosures: Considerations for high-risk sectors

United Nations Environment Programme
This report outlines information on high-risk sectors for nature-related disclosures and their dependencies and impacts. It identifies sectors with the greatest risk and vulnerabilities and provides sector-based insights to deploy financial risk management and report nature-related financial disclosure in a consistent and meaningful manner.
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18 March 2024

Environmental beta or how institutional investors think about climate change and fossil fuel risk

American Association of Geographers
This report examines how institutional investors think about climate change and fossil fuel risk. It finds that investors consider these issues subjectively and are primarily concerned with short-term investment horizons. The report argues that understanding investor perspectives is crucial for enhanced mechanisms both to mitigate GHG emissions and minimise climate change-related financial instability.
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18 March 2024

Increasing female participation on boards: Effects on sustainability reporting

This study explores the relationship between board gender diversity and sustainability reporting using data from 2,116 banks over a ten-year period. Results indicate that having 22–50% female board members positively affects ESG disclosure, but beyond 50%, negative effects appear. It suggests that banks should mandate quotas to promote sustainable disclosure.
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18 March 2024

Climate governance study 2024: Moving from vision to action

Australian Institute of Company Directors
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.
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18 March 2024

Adaptation, loss and damage: A global climate impact fund for climate justice

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
This report delves into climate justice amid anthropogenic climate change, advocating for a pilot Global Climate Impact Fund (GCIF). The fund aims to distribute the financial responsibility for the climate change transition based on attribution and contribution studies, employing standardised criteria. The report emphasises prioritising long-term resilience and sustainable development pathways.
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18 March 2024
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