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Read more at: Understanding the climate performance of investment funds

Understanding the climate performance of investment funds

29 July 2021 – Understanding the climate performance of investment funds should be made simple to all investors. Analysis from CISL’s Investment Leaders Group (ILG) found that the present disclosure of fund performance does not allow investors to understand and compare the alignment of funds with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The latest reports from the group now provides a tour of the assumptions and approaches behind existing methods, and introduces a simple and transparent disclosure method that enables investment managers to report the alignment of their portfolios with the Paris ambition.


Read more at: Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks: Key concepts and a framework for identification

Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks: Key concepts and a framework for identification

1 March 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a handbook for understanding and identifying nature-related financial risks.


Read more at: Climate product innovation within the insurance sector

Climate product innovation within the insurance sector

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.


Read more at: Centre for Sustainable Finance
Centre for Sustainable Finance

Centre for Sustainable Finance

A ‘quiet revolution’ is underway in the global financial system as its leaders wrestle with the implications of global sustainability. Expectations from clients and regulators are climbing steadily, causing financial institutions to rethink current operating practices, and adopt longer term, more...


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

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

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.


Read more at: Investing in the age of climate transitions: The case for universal disclosure of Paris alignment by investment funds
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Investing in the age of climate transitions: The case for universal disclosure of Paris alignment by investment funds

28 April 2021 – Understanding the climate performance of investment funds should be made simple to all investors. Lucy Auden, Senior Programme Manager for the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), analyses the current approaches to measuring fund climate performance and makes the case for a universal disclosure of Paris alignment. This analysis will be followed by a report in summer 2021 which proposes a disclosure methodology and explores the underpinning science, methods of emissions projection, and distribution of carbon budgets used by current approaches.


Read more at: New action plan for banks to halt deforestation unveiled by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
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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.


Read more at: Banking beyond deforestation

Banking beyond deforestation

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.


Read more at: ‘Good step forward for climate action’ – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership responds to Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan 
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‘Good step forward for climate action’ – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership responds to Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan 

18 November 2020

18 November 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of his Ten Point Plan for a UK green recovery yesterday evening. The roadmap towards decarbonisation of the economy and regeneration of nature comes one year before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit.


Read more at: Nature-related financial risks

Nature-related financial risks

What are nature-related financial risks? Leading companies recognise that a prosperous business relies upon nature. They also recognise that the ‘E’ in ‘ESG’ is about protecting our biodiversity and natural capital, as well as our climate. Nature’s health is under pressure from global trends in...