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Financial crimes and land conversion: Uncovering risk for financial institutions

This report outlines the risks financial institutions face due to land conversion and related financial crimes. It emphasises the convergence of land conversion with crimes like money laundering and corruption, highlighting the need for robust due diligence and risk assessment. It introduces an Environmental Crimes Financial Toolkit to aid institutions in mitigating these risks.
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Impact at scale

23 February 2024
This report by Social Ventures Australia explores the topic of impact at scale within the Australian social sector. It sets out key features of impact at scale, with Australian case studies highlighting different approaches in working towards this goal. The report aims to bring together a uniquely Australian set of perspectives on the topic, which is broadly missing in current literature.
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Bankrolling ecosystem destruction: The EU must stop the cash flow to businesses destroying nature

29 March 2024
The report analysed the financial flows of 135 companies in ecosystem risk sectors and found that 22.1% (US$278b) of credit and 9.4% (US$65b) of investment came from EU-based financial institutions from 2015 to 2023. The report recommends that EU regulation should align finance with global environmental targets to prevent financial flows from contributing to ecosystem destruction.
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Accounting for impact: Financial and sustainability reporting of relocating graves in South Africa

This report delves into reporting sustainability impacts alongside financial data, using the case of relocating graves due to mining in South Africa. It highlights the necessity of clearer disclosure guidelines, improved stakeholder engagement, cultural heritage preservation, and recognising societal implications beyond financial metrics. Companies must navigate complexities and prioritise transparency.
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Dhawura Ngilan - Business and investor initiative: A guide for businesses and investors

19 March 2024
This report provides guidance for businesses and investors to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage rights and implement environmental, social, and corporate governance principles. The Dhawura Ngilan (Remembering Country) vision is outlined and detailed recommendations for ethical investment practices are provided.
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Catalytic capital: A key to aligning infrastructure investments with climate mitigation in emerging markets

This report provides a roadmap for directing more institutional capital toward climate infrastructure financing in emerging markets. It identifies the importance of using catalytic capital and outlines four themes crucial to its effective use: targeting, speed, support, and analysis. The report offers recommendations for how to address climate challenges through targeted catalytic interventions.
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Developing a public private partnership approach to increase financial inclusion for modern slavery survivors in Mexico

This report provides insight into the development of a public-private partnership approach to increase financial access for modern slavery survivors in Mexico. The pilot intervention aims to improve financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, contributing to reducing and preventing trafficking and slavery. The report also highlights barriers to financial access, emphasising the importance of identifying illicit flows and increasing financial inclusion for at-risk groups.
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Investor expectations of corporate transition plans: From a to zero

This report outlines key components for a credible corporate transition plan aligned with net-zero pledges under the Net Zero Investment Framework (NZIF). The guidance aims to help investors assess corporate emissions targets and progress towards decarbonisation. It is designed to be applicable across different sectors and geographies.
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Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention

8 June 2018
This study shows the theoretical and empirical existence of a tipping point for changing social conventions. Minority groups can overturn established behaviour by reaching a critical mass, expected to vary depending on social setting. The findings offer insight for organizations with potential shifts in conventional behaviour.
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Why circular business models fail and what to do about it: A preliminary framework and lessons learned from a case in the European Union

22 June 2023
Circular business models fail to scale due to cultural, regulatory, economic, and technical barriers. This report proposes a preliminary empirical framework for linking circular business models to specific barriers and offers four lessons for managerial strategies.
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