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Banking Environment Initiative welcomes HSBC

8 June 2017 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) welcomes its newest member, HSBC, to its membership of 12 global banks working to lead the banking industry in directing capital towards socially and environmentally sustainable economic development.

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Roelie van Wijk-Russchen, CEO of TKP Investments, appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG)

15 May 2017 – Roelie will support the ILG with strategic guidance to help the group deliver an ambitious three-year programme focusing on investment impact and long-termism.

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ClimateWise welcomes the TCFD’s draft disclosure recommendations

28 February 2017 – ClimateWise also calls for closer alignment across both sides of insurers’ balance sheets.

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UK Treasury Minister welcomes BEI’s Fintech Taskforce

17 February 2017 – The Minister’s response came after the announcement of the Taskforce by the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) following an event hosted by CISL’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

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Dr Paul Fisher appointed as Vice Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative

13 February 2017 – Dr Fisher is the Bank of England’s former Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations as well as the former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

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CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

10 January 2017 – The European Commission has appointed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as one of the 20 members of the newly established Group.

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CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system

20 October 2016 – Today a group of leaders from 22 leading finance sector institutions met to review achievements made by the G20 to date, and to develop the priority actions needed to push forward real progress in creating a greener financial system.

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CIP AIRR pilot project, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

October 2016 – ClimateWise partners with Santam, Marsh, Sanlam, Munich Re, ICLEI, Global Infrastructure Basel and the UNEP FI PSI in an innovative collaborative model with the Dar es Salaam city leadership to manage the risks and opportunities associated with key public infrastructure projects.

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G20 Leaders welcome 'Green Finance', supported by analysis commissioned from CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance

5 September 2016 – World leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, today issued a Communiqué recognising the importance of scaling up green finance and welcoming the voluntary options put forward by the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG).

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Banking Environment Initiative leads discussion on sustainable trade finance with banking industry in Jakarta, Indonesia

22 July 2016 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), the banking leadership group that CISL convenes, was invited by the global banking industry’s transaction banking association, BAFT, to lead discussions on sustainable trade finance at its Indonesia Trade Finance Workshop in Jakarta today.

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New ClimateWise Insurance Advisory Council to engage global regulators on climate risk

3 June 2016, supplemented 4 July 2016 – ClimateWise, the insurance industry leadership group facilitated by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership announces members for its new ClimateWise Insurance Advisory Council.

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Centre for Sustainable Finance asked to serve as Knowledge Partner to the G20 Green Finance Study Group

31 May 2016 – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Centre for Sustainable Finance will review how the world's financial institutions are developing new tools and techniques to integrate emerging environmental risks into decision-making.

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The Prince of Wales attends forum of global investment leaders, highlighting the importance of responsible investment

17 May 2016 – The Prince of Wales, Patron of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, today attended a reception and plenary meeting for a global network of investment managers and asset owners known as the Investment Leaders Group.

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New framework helps investment industry to empower savers on the impact of their investments

16 May 2016 – The framework takes as its starting point the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which have been converted into a set of six impact metrics for investors that measure impacts – both positive and negative – of those assets on important social and environment topics.

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New toolkit helps investors shift the investment chain towards responsible long-term value creation

16 May 2016 – Short-termism in financial markets has been widely identified as a cause of underinvestment and poor decision-making by corporations, which undermines long-term value creation. A new report from the Investment Leaders Group provides a toolkit for investors who wish to design investment mandates that can help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation.

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New model quantifies impact of climate and energy regulation on company profitability

12 May 2016 – Anticipating a continued shift to a low carbon society the Investment Leaders Group, made up of a global network of investors and convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has developed a methodology to model the impact of carbon- and energy-regulation scenarios on firm-level profitability.

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Newly elected ClimateWise Managing Committee announced

1 May 2016 – ClimateWise elects its new Managing Committee, expanding its sectoral and geographic focus.

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) takes Banking Environment Initiative work on sustainable commodity trade to Indonesia and China

21 March 2016 – At the invitation of banking regulators in Jakarta and Beijing, the CISL team and Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) banks recently convened in Indonesia and China to work with local partners to increase the sustainability of the palm oil trade.

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