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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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Constructive corporate engagements: From a corporate perspective

This research focuses on constructive corporate engagement. This report analyses survey results from 100 senior company directors and interviews with ten executives to examine the drivers of successful engagements. Insights include the importance of collaborating with companies, focusing on material issues, and using standard metrics for success.
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Climate horizons

This report explores how Australian companies and investors should manage and disclose climate-related risks and opportunities. It suggests scenario-based analysis is a key tool for this, which can be consistent with Australia's international climate commitments and the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
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Climate endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios

29 July 2022
This report explores the potential for worldwide societal collapse and human extinction due to anthropogenic climate change. It argues that this topic has not been given enough consideration despite existing evidence of catastrophic outcomes. The proposed research agenda seeks to understand the likelihood and mechanisms of such events and their implications for policy.
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Greenlight or gaslight? The transition minerals dilemma for Australia

3 May 2023
This report highlights the risks associated with the global dependency on transition minerals for a carbon-free future. It explores potential oversupply and undersupply risks, supply chain ethics, and the environmental impacts of mining such minerals in Australia.
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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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Future of waste

UBS
24 February 2020
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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Navigating impact investing: The opportunity in impact classes

5 July 2016
This working paper aims to bring greater clarity and understanding to the impact investing field, which is characterized by diversity and complexity. Omidyar Network led this field-building initiative, with contributions from 45 expert interviews. The report outlines a concept for building “impact classes,” or common structures for assessing impact investing options.
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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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Curbing methane emissions: how five industries can counter a major climate threat

23 September 2021
This McKinsey Sustainability report discusses the climate impact of methane emissions in five key sectors: agriculture, oil and gas, coal mining, waste management, and wastewater. Existing barriers for abatement of methane emission and potential solutions and trade-offs for stakeholders to consider are presented.
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