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Banking beyond deforestation
January 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report detailing how the banking industry can contribute to halting and reversing deforestation.
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ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2020
17 February 2021 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2020 has seen record improvement in scores across the ClimateWise membership.
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Understanding the climate performance of investment funds
14 April 2021 – Understanding the climate performance of investment funds should be made simple to all investors. New research from CISL's Investment Leaders Group (ILG) aims to assess current methodologies for assessing the climate performance of funds and will offer a framework and simple disclosure method for financial institutions.
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Better measures needed to help savers choose investment products, new report finds
January 31 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to assess the social and environmental impact of funds is lacking.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Trustees should prioritise climate risk
15 October 2018 – The facts speak for themselves and must be acted on – trustees need to prioritise climate risk says Andrew Voysey, CISL’s Director for Sustainable Finance.
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Mutual microinsurance and the Sustainable Development Goals: An impact assessment following Typhoon Haiyan
June 2019 – This report explores the potential for a community-owned model of insurance (mutual microinsurance) to deliver economic and social benefits aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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