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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
A business change case study: Sky’s approach to removing single-use plastic from its business
February 2018 – Urgent action is required by business, government and consumers to create a transformational shift in the way we consume and use single-use plastic to stop the flow of this material into the natural environment. This case study explores how Sky has taken action to remove single-use plastic from its business through its strategy, leadership, management and engagement.
Located in Resources / Circular Economy
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.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Linking planetary boundaries to business: Part of Kering’s series on planetary boundaries for business
January 2019 – Incorporating the Planetary Boundary framework into business decision-making can help companies understand the consequences of their environmental impacts at a global level and provide a critical new perspective on how to tackle their impact.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security