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Let’s Discuss Climate: The essential guide to bank-client engagement
5 May 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initiative has published a new guide to bank-client engagement, which aims to address the need for a market-wide transformation in how banks and their corporate clients interact.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
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.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
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
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
Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks: Key concepts and a framework for identification
1 March 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a handbook for understanding and identifying nature-related financial risks.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
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.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
An analytical framework for understanding risk and risk mitigation in the context of financing large hydropower projects in low-and lower-middle-income countries
February 2021 – The purpose of this framework is to provide potential financiers and investors with a better understanding the risk profile of these projects to improve their likelihood of obtaining sustainable finance.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
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.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy in a post-Covid world: what has changed, what have we learned, and what can business do now?
December 2020 – The landscape of business has been radically transformed. Discussions about business action on sustainability are now taking place against a Covid-shaped backdrop of geopolitical and economic shifts, growing – and increasingly visible – inequality, heightened awareness of systemic flaws and human vulnerability, and societal fractures and polarisation. In addition, many businesses are operating in regions with high levels of government, corporate and private debt and growing levels of unemployment.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
Targeting Net Zero: A strategic framework for business action
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation