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Read more at: CISL initiatives spotlighted in university’s Annual Environmental Sustainability Report

CISL initiatives spotlighted in university’s Annual Environmental Sustainability Report

17 February 2022

17 February 2022 - This week the University of Cambridge published its Annual Environmental Sustainability Report, which provides details of the University's successes in sustainability, the lessons learned and the plans for the forthcoming year.


Read more at: CISL joins leading science and industry bodies to partner with TNFD
 Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

CISL joins leading science and industry bodies to partner with TNFD

27 January 2022

27 January 2022 - CISL is joining a multi-disciplinary group of leading international organisations to partner with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) . The partnership will focus on the task of developing an integrated risk management and disclosure framework for nature-related.


Read more at: New report highlights how the vulnerability of degraded soil to extreme weather can deliver blow to asset value
soil degradation

New report highlights how the vulnerability of degraded soil to extreme weather can deliver blow to asset value

24 January 2022

24 January 2022 - Following extreme weather events, crop yields decline more if land is degraded. Degrading soils therefore pose financial risks to agricultural value chains – risks that are not currently integrated into investment decisions.


Read more at: The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2021 
ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2021

The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2021 

14 January 2022

20 January 2022 – The ClimateWise Principles Review shows continued improvement with the group score rising from 65 to 68 per cent.


Read more at: Centre for Sustainable Finance collaborates with UNEP FI on enhanced climate risk assessment frameworks and leadership strategies for client engagement

Centre for Sustainable Finance collaborates with UNEP FI on enhanced climate risk assessment frameworks and leadership strategies for client engagement

10 January 2022

13 January 2022 - CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance, together with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, publishes two reports aiming to assist financial insitutions to implement the TCFD framework, building on projects exploring climate risk assessment frameworks and leadership strategies for client engagement.


Read more at: 2021 reflections from CISL

2021 reflections from CISL

20 December 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, here we reflect on the impact we have delivered with our clients, partners and network during this whirlwind of a year. It has been a significant year for CISL, full of energy, change and momentum. Here are just a few of the highlights: We welcomed our new Director and CEO We welcomed our new CEO...


Read more at: Winners announced in British Antarctic Survey and University of Cambridge net zero hackathon to decarbonise UK Antarctic Research Station
BASHackathon

Winners announced in British Antarctic Survey and University of Cambridge net zero hackathon to decarbonise UK Antarctic Research Station

15 December 2021

15 December 2021 - A hackathon involving some highly innovative minds from across business and academia has resulted in the announcement of three winning entries to help decarbonise research stations for the British Antarctic Survey.


Read more at: Insurers in Paris-aligned climate transition: Practical actions towards net zero underwriting
Insurers in Paris-aligned climate transition

Insurers in Paris-aligned climate transition: Practical actions towards net zero underwriting

8 December 2021

13 December 2021 – New ClimateWise report outlines ways insurance underwriting mechanisms to support net zero can be improved to accelerate smooth transition to a low carbon economy


Read more at: CISL and the Corporate Leaders Groups respond to Glasgow Climate Pact
Eliot Whittington speaking at COP26

CISL and the Corporate Leaders Groups respond to Glasgow Climate Pact

15 November 2021

15 November 2021 – On 13 November, a final COP26 agreement was reached within the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow. The Glasgow Climate Pact will mean that all nations should formulate and publish updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement for 2030 by the time COP27 begins in Egypt. They should strive to align targets and plans with a 1.5C temperature pathway.


Read more at: CISL at COP26: Our events, activities and reflections on the climate summit
CISL's first week at COP26

CISL at COP26: Our events, activities and reflections on the climate summit

5 November 2021

We outline the major pledges announced during the summit, including commitments to cut methane emissions, address deforestation, and drive the development of clean technologies, alongside CISL’s activities during the conference.


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