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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: Manulife Investment Management becomes newest member of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group
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Manulife Investment Management becomes newest member of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group

9 October 2020

9 October 2020 – Manulife Investment Management is the latest organisation to join the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a voluntary member initiative striving to create an investment chain that prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ILG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).


Read more at: Robeco becomes newest member of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group

Robeco becomes newest member of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group

20 July 2020

23 July 2020 – Robeco is the latest organisation to join the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a voluntary member initiative striving to create an investment chain that prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ILG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).


Read more at: Walking the talk: Understanding consumer demand for sustainable investing

Walking the talk: Understanding consumer demand for sustainable investing

22 October 2019 – This study, commissioned by the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), provides insight into how decision-making behavior is influenced by the availability of information on the environmental and social impact of funds alongside standard financial data.


Read more at: Working paper finds that better disclosures are needed to assess long-term orientation of investment funds
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Working paper finds that better disclosures are needed to assess long-term orientation of investment funds

19 March 2019

20 March 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to enable institutional and retail investors to assess the long-term orientation of the investment funds is not currently available.


Read more at: Applying the Long View to Investment Funds: Introducing the Long-term Disclosure Framework

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.


Read more at: A growing interest from the investment community on ways to measure impacts at the launch event of the Sustainable Investment Framework
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A growing interest from the investment community on ways to measure impacts at the launch event of the Sustainable Investment Framework

6 February 2019

08 February 2019 – The launch event of the Sustainable Investment Framework brought together over 120 asset managers and asset owners, academics, sustainability experts, alongside EU Commission officials, to discuss the opportunities, challenges and next steps to measure investment impacts.


Read more at: In search of impact - Measuring the full value of capital: Update: The Sustainable Investment Framework

In search of impact - Measuring the full value of capital: Update: The Sustainable Investment Framework

January 2019 – Supporting progress against SDGs has become one of the main objectives of the sustainable finance industry. However, measurement of this progress at fund level from both institutional and retail investors is still only developing. Although many challenges remain to be solved, the Investment Leaders Group, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has designed a set of six open-source metrics which investors can use as proxies for their progress towards the SDGs.


Read more at: Better measures needed to help savers choose investment products, new report finds
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Better measures needed to help savers choose investment products, new report finds

28 January 2019

January 31 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to assess the social and environmental impact of funds is lacking.