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In search of impact - Measuring the full value of capital: Update: The Sustainable Investment Framework
January 2019 – Supporting progress against SDGs has become one of the main objectives of the sustainable finance industry. However, measurement of this progress at fund level from both institutional and retail investors is still only developing. Although many challenges remain to be solved, the Investment Leaders Group, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has designed a set of six open-source metrics which investors can use as proxies for their progress towards the SDGs.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
A business change case study: Sky’s approach to removing single-use plastic from its business
February 2018 – Urgent action is required by business, government and consumers to create a transformational shift in the way we consume and use single-use plastic to stop the flow of this material into the natural environment. This case study explores how Sky has taken action to remove single-use plastic from its business through its strategy, leadership, management and engagement.
Located in Resources / Circular Economy
Embedding environmental scenario analysis into routine financial decision-making in Mexico and South Africa
November 2018 – Following on from its work as a knowledge partner to the G20’s Green Finance Study Group, CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance has published reports on embedding environmental scenario analysis into financial decision-making in Mexico and South Africa.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Gearing up for regulation: The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2018
December 2018 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2018 finds the largest year-on-year improvement in group mean score against the Principles since 2014, and confirms the full alignment of the updated ClimateWise Principles with TCFD recommendations.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
The future of sustainable business: Reflections from 30 sustainability leaders
December 2018 – In a period of urgent environmental and social challenges, it's clear that business as usual cannot deliver the required response at the pace and scale required to achieve a positive impact. This working paper highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses during periods of change, outlining the leadership required to deliver positive actions.
Located in Resources / Working Papers
Linking planetary boundaries to business: Part of Kering’s series on planetary boundaries for business
January 2019 – Incorporating the Planetary Boundary framework into business decision-making can help companies understand the consequences of their environmental impacts at a global level and provide a critical new perspective on how to tackle their impact.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain
February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) has launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Towards sustainable packaging materials: Examining the relative impact of materials in the natural source water and soft drinks value chain
20 April 2020 - A new report from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership provides recommendations for businesses and government to help address the issue of eliminating plastic waste. The publication examines how companies from natural water and soft drinks sector can adopt a considered approach in their future packaging material decision making.
Located in Resources / Circular Economy
Understanding investments’ sustainability performance to enable more sustainable investment choices
October 2018 – The concept note proposes a new approach that would help pension beneficiaries make better decisions regarding the sustainability performance of their pensions.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
IPCC Climate Science Business Briefings
These short, sector-specific briefings in different languages are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the most comprehensive climate assessment. All documents have a Creative Commons License and are free to use. Translations, presentations, videos, webinars and FAQs are also included.
Located in Business Action / Low Carbon Transformation