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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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About the BEI

Decarbonise the global economy

CISL and the BEI work towards decarbonising the global economy by pioneering green finance vehicles and capacities to accelerate and scale financing into low carbon business models and assets. We also encourage financial institutions to integrate physical, transition and liability risks and impacts...


Read more at: Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose sustainable funds even with reduced returns
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Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose sustainable funds even with reduced returns

14 October 2019

22 October 2019 – A new study has shown that when given clear social and environmental performance data, consumers display an appetite for sustainable investment even with lower returns.


Read more at: Physical risk framework: Understanding the impact of climate change on real estate lending and investment portfolios

Physical risk framework: Understanding the impact of climate change on real estate lending and investment portfolios

22 February 2019 – The ClimateWise Physical Risk Framework demonstrates how the expertise and tools of the insurance industry can support other parts of the financial system to understand their physical risk exposure.


Read more at: Measuring investment impacts

Measuring investment impacts

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has developed an original framework to allow the industry to quantify investment impacts. Our aim is to enable a ‘revolution’ in consumer choice in financial services. This means making the social and environmental impacts of investment transparent to financial consumers in the same way that health and other concerns are apparent to food consumers today.


Read more at: Environmental risk analysis by financial institutions – a review of global practice

Environmental risk analysis by financial institutions – a review of global practice

September 2016 – The G20’s new Green Finance Study Group asked the Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Finance to serve as Knowledge Partner and make recommendations on how to integrate environmental risk into mainstream financial decision-making.


Read more at: Disclosure – The ClimateWise Principles

Disclosure – The ClimateWise Principles

The ClimateWise Principles support ClimateWise members to disclose their specific response to the risks and opportunities of climate change to the financial markets. The ClimateWise Principles guide members’ contribution to the transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient economy and integrate a...


Read more at: Unhedgeable risk: How climate change sentiment impacts investment

Unhedgeable risk: How climate change sentiment impacts investment

November 2015 – This report analyses how shifts in market sentiment induced by awareness of future climate risks could impact global financial markets in the short term.