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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 ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2021

14 January 2022

20 January 2022 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2021 sees scores continue to increase across the membership.

Leadership Strategies for Client Engagement: Advancing climate-related assessment

10 January 2022

13 January 2022 – Building on work by the Banking Environment Initiative, CISL has published recommendations for advancing climate-related assessments that enhance client engagement strategies for financial institutions.

Climate Tango: Principles for integrating physical and transition climate-risk assessment with sectoral examples

10 January 2022

13 January 2022 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) ClimateWise leads paper on integrating climate-related risk assessment.

Understanding Corporates’ Transitions to Net Zero: Industry survey on net zero transition progress and challenges

20 December 2021

23 December 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a business briefing for understanding corporates’ transitions to net zero based on a quantitative industry survey.

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

8 December 2021

13 December 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) ClimateWise initiative has published a new report on net zero underwriting commitment and the practical actions.

Living in the Climate Crisis: Young People in Uganda

1 November 2021

5 November 2021 - This report documents the diverse livelihood strategies of young people living in Uganda, the impacts of climate change on their lives, and the adaptation and mitigation strategies that they have employed to address the crisis so far. By foregrounding views of young people, our research presents a vivid picture of how climate disruptions are already impacting young people.

Risk Sharing in the Climate Emergency: Financial regulation for a resilient, net zero, just transition

28 October 2021

November 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) launches a call to action at COP 26 finance day urging policymakers, financial regulators and industry to expand risk sharing systems at scale to tackle the Climate Emergency.

Payments for Net Zero: How the payments industry can contribute to the transition to a net zero economy

28 October 2021

28 October 2021 - This business briefing explores the potential role and opportunities for payments networks in the transition to a net zero economy.

On the Borderline: The EU CBAM and its place in the world of trade

18 October 2021

October 2021 - The new CISL report ‘On the Borderline: the EU CBAM and its place in the world of trade’ shows unilateral action is risky but may be needed to achieve net zero by 2050.

Assessing Nature-related Financial Risks | Upcoming use cases from financial institutions

6 October 2021

October 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a preview of financial assessments of nature-related risks that highlights how risks arising from nature loss threaten companies and their financiers

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