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Taking the long view: A toolkit for long-term, sustainable investment mandates
May 2016 – Short-termism in financial markets has been widely identified as a cause of underinvestment, economic inefficiency and poor decision-making by corporations, that undermines long-term value creation. This report provides a toolkit for investors who wish to design investment mandates that can help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Feeling the heat: An investors’ guide to measuring business risk from carbon and energy regulation
May 2016 – The COP 21 climate agreement indicates a growing global consensus for action on climate change. In response, this research report assesses the impact of future carbon- and energy-related regulation on the most sensitive industries and geographies at a company level.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Incentivising the trade of sustainably produced commodities
April 2016 – This discussion paper explores how to scale up the role that banks can play in supporting the shift towards sustainable soft commodity supply chains.
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The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for banks, institutional investors, private equity and insurers
February 2016 – This briefing paper provides analysis of the most pressing points of the Paris Agreement, and other key developments from the climate summit, and concludes that a coherent, strategic response is required of financial institutions.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
A climate of change: ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2015
November 2015 – The 2015 independent annual review of the six ClimateWise Principles shows improved scores for members of the insurance industry leadership group. Progressive insurance companies are considering their exposure to climate risks while also developing their role as societies' risk managers.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Unhedgeable risk: How climate change sentiment impacts investment
November 2015 – This report analyses how shifts in market sentiment induced by awareness of future climate risks could impact global financial markets in the short term.
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Banking and Sustainability: Time for Convergence
September 2015 – A policy briefing on the links between financial stability and environmental sustainability.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Insurance regulation for sustainable development: Protecting human rights against climate risks and natural hazards
July 2015 – This report analyses the role of insurance regulation in protecting the basic human rights of life, livelihood and shelter against natural hazards and climate risk. Effective insurance regulation facilitates access to insurance (both traditional and alternative) as a means to increase communities’ resilience, fulfil related human rights duties of state and non-state actors and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
ClimateWise Thought Leadership: A one in ten chance: As risk experts do insurers really communicate risk effectively?
July 2013 – Exploring how the perception of risk affects customer responses to climate risk. How risk is perceived is key to whether people take action to manage risk. Advertisers use insights from behavioural science all the time but it is not often considered when looking at responses to unexpected events.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
ClimateWise Thought Leadership: The role of insurers in strengthening business resilience to climate risk
February 2013 – Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance is Japan's leading general insurance company, established in 1879. In this ClimateWise Thought Leadership article Kunio Ishihara, Chairman of the Board, discusses the role of insurers in supply chain resilience, and where climate change poses particular threats to these supply chains across Asian markets.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance