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Can investors save the planet? - NZAMI and fiduciary duty

1 December 2022
The report evaluates asset managers' strategies aligning with the Race to Zero goal of limiting global warming while considering the possibility of a different climate scenario. It finds impactful environmental approaches might pose fiduciary challenges. Authors propose revising commitments to enhance climate impact while upholding fiduciary duties.
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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.
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Assessment of the six largest pesticide companies’ approaches to addressing biodiversity loss

31 October 2023
This assessment evaluates the approaches of six leading pesticide companies toward addressing biodiversity loss. None of the companies has committed to phasing out highly hazardous pesticides, and progress in reporting and disclosure is limited. Investors are urged to heed recommendations and use the report to guide engagements.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Political participation

This ICT sector-wide risk assessment examines potential impacts on the salient human rights issue of political participation. It presents international standards, discusses the use of ICT in politics, and offers human rights guidance for businesses to follow. Additionally, the report highlights risks and offers stakeholder-engagement suggestions and investor efforts to mitigate negative impacts.
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