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Brexit and UK climate leadership: The emerging opportunities and challenges
18 March 2020 – A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Policy opportunities on the road to net zero underwriting: Highlighting three key areas of influence for the insurance industry
March 2021 - This paper from ClimateWise highlights the role of insurance underwriting in mitigating climate risks and supporting the transition to a resilient net zero economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Mapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in emerging economies
This paper is the second in a series of working papers emerging from the CISL’s contribution to the FutureDAMS project, with a specific focus on the questions around sustainable finance for sustainable hydropower projects in developing countries.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Measuring business impacts on nature: A framework to support better stewardship of biodiversity in global supply chains
17 April 2020 – A new report from The Natural Capital Impact Group introduces a Biodiversity Impact Metric to help businesses manage their supply chain risks associated with nature. Highlighting the important role of the private sector in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the report is published in the midst of a global pandemic which has, in part, been caused by the breakdown of our relationship with nature. This report has been designed to help companies increase their resilience to such shocks by understanding the impacts they are responsible for and considering the benefits of restoring biodiversity and nature.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Briefing on EU Biodiversity Strategy
The European Commission is soon to publish the EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy, one of the key elements of the flagship ‘European Green Deal’ (EGD) package of economic and environmental policies.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Six Megatrends revolutionising your supply chains
February 2020 – Ian Ellison, Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, sets out the six megatrends that are disrupting traditional supply chains and what you need to know to future-proof your supply chain.
Located in Education / Learn Online
Developing a corporate biodiversity strategy: A primer for the fashion sector
30 January 2020 – Nature is declining at a rate unprecedented in human history, with one million species now threatened with extinction. This degradation of nature affects society as a whole, including businesses that rely on natural resources, like the fashion sector. This report sets out how companies can create strategies to address their impacts on biodiversity.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2019
17 December 2019 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2019 is a milestone for ClimateWise members, representing the first year of reporting in full alignment with the Recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Towards sustainable packaging: A plan to eliminate plastic packaging waste from UK bottled water and soft drinks
September 2018 – The significant challenges presented by plastic packaging waste can only be solved through collaborative actions from business, government and society. This industry-led report lays out practically how stakeholders across the bottled water and soft drinks value chain can work together, and more widely with others, to achieve zero plastic packaging waste from UK bottled water and soft drinks by 2030.
Located in Resources / Circular Economy
Trado: New technologies to fund fairer, more transparent supply chains
17 September 2019 – There is a growing understanding of the transformative potential of harnessing digital innovation and financial technologies to improve the sustainability of global supply chains. This report details the learnings and methodology of the collaborative project Trado, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance