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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.

 

Financing sustainable hydropower projects in emerging markets: an introduction to concepts and terminology

30 September 2019 – This working paper is the second 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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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