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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
Bank 2030: Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy
30 January 2020 – This report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initative (BEI) highlights the need for banks to develop an ‘active mindset’ in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
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
Financing sustainable hydropower projects in emerging markets: an introduction to concepts and terminology
30 September 2019 – This working paper is the first 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
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
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).
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Industrial Transformation 2050: Pathways to net-zero emissions from EU Heavy Industry
April 2019 – The report, supported and co-funded by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), sets out multiple possible pathways the EU could pursue to achieve the full decarbonisation of its heavy industries by 2050.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Applying the Long View to Investment Funds: Introducing the Long-term Disclosure Framework
March 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has developed an original framework that can be used by institutional and retail investors, and by their advisors, to assess the long-term orientation of the investment funds that they are being offered.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Physical risk framework: Understanding the impact of climate change on real estate lending and investment portfolios
22 February 2019 – The ClimateWise Physical Risk Framework demonstrates how the expertise and tools of the insurance industry can support other parts of the financial system to understand their physical risk exposure.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments
22 February 2019 – The ClimateWise Transition Risk Framework provides an open-source, step-by-step methodology on how to manage the risks and capture emerging opportunities from the low carbon transition.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance