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Our practitioner-based sustainability reports, briefings and case studies highlight some of the best examples of sustainability leadership that have emerged over the past few years and explore new ideas and approaches that have the potential to deliver transformational change.

The case for living wages: How paying living wages can improve business performance and tackle poverty and inequality

16 May 2022

16 May 2022 - Business Fights Poverty, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and Shift publish a new research paper detailing the multi-layered benefits that living wages offer businesses, including within core operations, value chains and the wider operating environment.

Methane, Markets and Food How the Climate Emergency will drive an urgent focus on methane and what this means for the food and agricultural industries

22 April 2022

Friday 22 April - Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming - with the most viable approach being to dramatically reduce methane emissions.

Land degradation, UK farmers and indicative financial risk - Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with NatWest Group has published a use case about the indicative financial risk from farming degraded land.

The EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Fertiliser Companies – Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with Deutsche Bank and Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has published a use case on how the transition to a sustainable and resilient food system impacts fertiliser company valuations.

Mapping exposure to nature-related risks across financial indices – Nature-related financial risk use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with Aon has mapped nature-related risks across financial indices.

Impact of water curtailment on the credit rating of heavy industry – Nature-related financial risk: use case

6 April 2022

April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with HSBC has published a use case about the risk posed by water stress

Integrating Nature: The case for action on nature-related financial risks

5 April 2022

7 April 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with banks and investment managers has detailed the case for integrating nature-related risks into financial decisions. Nature loss poses highly material financial risks If nature is not...

The coming deluge: Scenario analysis for underwriting in a changing climate

23 March 2022

28 March 2022 – ClimateWise members unpack the implications of scenario analysis for underwriting with UK flood example.

Decision-making in a nature positive world

23 February 2022

15 March 2022 – CISL has published a diagnostic tool designed to advance organisational understanding of nature-based solutions projects and accelerate their adoption and implementation within companies.

How soil degradation amplified financial vulnerability – Nature-related financial risk use case

22 January 2022

January 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in collaboration with Robeco has published the first nature-related financial risk use case, showcasing how the vulnerability of degraded soil extreme weather can deliver a blow to asset value.

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