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Bank 2030: Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy

6 July 2021

30 January 2020 – This report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initative (BEI) highlights the need for banks to develop an ‘active mindset’ in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.

Climate product innovation within the insurance sector

30 June 2021

30 June 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) ClimateWise initiative has published a new white paper on climate product innovation.

Let’s Discuss Climate: The essential guide to bank-client engagement

5 May 2021

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initiative has published a new guide to bank-client engagement, which aims to address the need for a market-wide transformation in how banks and their corporate clients interact.

Understanding the climate performance of investment funds

14 April 2021

Understanding the climate performance of investment funds should be made simple to all investors. New research from CISL's Investment Leaders Group (ILG) aims to assess current methodologies for assessing the climate performance of funds and will offer a framework and simple disclosure method for financial institutions.

Policy opportunities on the road to net zero underwriting: Highlighting three key areas of influence for the insurance industry

1 March 2021

This paper from ClimateWise highlights the role of insurance underwriting in mitigating climate risks and supporting the transition to a resilient net zero economy.

Financial materiality of biodiversity loss and land degradation

17 February 2021

May 2020 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new briefing document mapping the existing methods and tools that can be used to derive the materiality of biodiversity loss and land degradation.

An analytical framework for understanding risk and risk mitigation in the context of financing large hydropower projects in low-and lower-middle-income countries

12 February 2021

February 2021 – The purpose of this framework is to provide potential financiers and investors with a better understanding the risk profile of these projects to improve their likelihood of obtaining sustainable finance.

ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2020

22 January 2021

17 February 2021 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2020 has seen record improvement in scores across the ClimateWise membership.

New action plan for banks to halt deforestation unveiled by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

6 January 2021

12 January 2021 – A new report outlines how banks can take steps to accelerate the reduction and reversal of deforestation leading to greater stability for nature, climate and the economy.

Banking beyond deforestation

6 January 2021

January 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report detailing how the banking industry can contribute to halting and reversing deforestation.