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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: Protect and restore nature

Protect and restore nature

Our focus on restoring nature aims to help a critical mass of financial institutions integrate environmental risks, opportunities and impacts into their assessment of corporate performance and financing decisions. Alongside this, our workstreams aim to create actionable pathways for financial...


Read more at: Measuring business impacts on nature: A framework to support better stewardship of biodiversity in global supply chains

Measuring business impacts on nature: A framework to support better stewardship of biodiversity in global supply chains

17 April 2020 – A new report from The Natural Capital Impact Group introduces a Biodiversity Impact Metric to help businesses manage their supply chain risks associated with nature. Highlighting the important role of the private sector in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the report is published in the midst of a global pandemic which has, in part, been caused by the breakdown of our relationship with nature. This report has been designed to help companies increase their resilience to such shocks by understanding the impacts they are responsible for and considering the benefits of restoring biodiversity and nature.


Read more at: Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain

Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain

February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) has launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.


Read more at: The Catchment Management Declaration – Update

The Catchment Management Declaration – Update

20 February 2020 – Over 110 organisations have now signed up to the Catchment Management Declaration which aims to gather commitment and action for a multisector approach to catchment management. This update outlines the progress signatories have made and demonstrates the breadth of action being taken in support of the Declaration.


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: Transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments

Transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments

22 February 2019 – The ClimateWise Transition Risk Framework provides an open-source, step-by-step methodology on how to manage the risks and capture emerging opportunities from the low carbon transition.


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.