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The elephant in the room: Aligning global bonds markets with climate goals

The global bond market is crucial for the achievement of the Paris Agreement's climate goals. This report analyses the alignment of corporate bonds with these goals while identifying challenges and proposing potential solutions, including the use of asset-level data and revaluation of benchmarks.

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.

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.

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.

New frontiers in value creation: A guide to impact value creation in collaboration with impact capital managers

9 February 2024
This report explores new frontiers in impact value creation across private markets. It discusses key considerations for financial materiality of impact, sources of impact value creation, and modalities for impact value creation with a focus on case studies.

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.

Investors' expectations on responsible artificial intelligence and data governance

25 April 2019
This report outlines responsible AI and data governance principles and engagement framework for investors across multiple sectors. The six core principles aim to enhance machine learning, auditability, explainability, and transparency, while taking into account legal, regulatory, ethical, and reputational risks.

Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Privacy and data protection

This report provides sector-wide risk assessment on privacy and data protection in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. It includes international standards and salient issues to consider when engaging with ICT companies, the "business case" for privacy and data protection, and investor guidance for engaging ICT companies.

Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Freedom of opinion and expression

This report assesses freedom of opinion (FOE) and expression risks in the ICT sector. It identifies negative impacts and provides guidance for companies and investors on how to respect and promote FOE.

Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Conflict and security

This report provides an overview of the main human rights instruments and adverse impacts of the ICT sector in conflict-affected areas, emphasising its role in promoting security and other human rights while highlighting the potential risks of new technologies in this context. It also includes investor guidance to help evaluate if companies are meeting their human rights responsibilities.
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