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Finance’s shifting focus from risks to solutions

26 February 2019

26 February 2019 – Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance, reflects on four decades of progress in the field of sustainable finance, which is entering a new phase of maturity. He describes CISL’s recent work in developing practical solutions for investors, banks and insurance companies to proactively encourage, create and exploit the opportunities inherent in the shift towards a sustainable economy.

How climate action is transforming the very fabric of business

18 December 2018

18 December 2018 – Karl Henrik Sundström is CEO of StoraEnso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper and member of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Here he reflects on the need for governments to publicly commit to net zero carbon emissions to lay down the indicators of success for businesses.

Trustees should prioritise climate risk

15 October 2018

15 October 2018 – The facts speak for themselves and must be acted on – trustees need to prioritise climate risk says Andrew Voysey, CISL’s Director for Sustainable Finance.

Financing climate adaptation: what’s next?

4 July 2018

6 July 2018 – Miroslav Petkov, Director in S&P Global Ratings' Sustainable Finance Team, considers the possible growth of climate adaptation financing in the face of increasingly adverse environmental conditions.

Transforming lives through clean, green cooking energy

21 May 2018

21 May 2018 – Dr Jake Reynolds, Executive Director, Sustainable Economy at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership describes how the lives of community in rural Kenya will be improved through a strategic collaboration between a global corporation, a leading university and a technology company.

New tools and analysis from CISL published in G20 report to help financial firms manage climate risk

7 July 2017

11 July 2017 – For two years CISL has been a knowledge partner of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, with the resulting report, 'Enhancing Environmental Risk Assessment in Financial Decision-making', published at the end of the G20 summit. Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance at CISL, discusses how the tools in the report aim to help financial firms carry out environmental risk analysis more effectively.

Five ways to mainstream green finance now

7 July 2017

11 July 2017 – How can the financial industry aid climate-related financial disclosures, enhance environmental risk analysis, and make better use of publicly available environmental data to analyse financial risk and inform decision-making on future investments, asks Dr Nina Seega, CISL Research Consultant and co-author of the G20 Green Finance Study Group’s background paper on Enhancing Environmental Risk Assessment in Financial Decision Making.

Premiums 4 Good: redefining the role of insurance in society

17 February 2017

Australian insurer and member of the Lloyds market, QBE, recently launched a new initiative that attempts to realign the interests of its customers with its investment practices. If successful, it could represent a defining moment in the role of insurance in society.

Climate change: Now’s the time to look outside, to take action within

13 September 2016

Climate change: Now’s the time to look outside, to take action within Tom Herbstein, Senior Programme Manager, ClimateWise, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership 14 September 2016 In September 2015 Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, gave a ground-breaking, and since much-...

The case for responsible investment

13 September 2016

The case for responsible investment Will Oulton, Global Head of RI, First State Investments; Chair of the Investment Leaders Group Working Group 16 September 2016 The case for responsible investment is proven. The intellectual arguments for incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

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