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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: Financial materiality of biodiversity loss and land degradation

Financial materiality of biodiversity loss and land degradation

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.


Read more at: Mutual microinsurance and the Sustainable Development Goals: An impact assessment following Typhoon Haiyan

Mutual microinsurance and the Sustainable Development Goals: An impact assessment following Typhoon Haiyan

June 2019 – This report explores the potential for a community-owned model of insurance (mutual microinsurance) to deliver economic and social benefits aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Read more at: Centre for Sustainable Finance chairs discussion on the challenges facing hydropower in Africa
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Centre for Sustainable Finance chairs discussion on the challenges facing hydropower in Africa

28 May 2019

28 May 2019 – Last month, the Centre for Sustainable Finance chaired a panel discussion on attracting private finance into sustainable infrastructure, with the focus on hydropower, at the “Africa 2019” Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa conference in Windhoek, Namibia.


Read more at: Finance’s shifting focus from risks to solutions
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Finance’s shifting focus from risks to solutions

26 February 2019 – Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance, reflects on four decades of progress in the field of sustainable finance, which is entering a new phase of maturity. He describes CISL’s recent work in developing practical solutions for investors, banks and insurance companies to proactively encourage, create and exploit the opportunities inherent in the shift towards a sustainable economy.


Read more at: Investors and lenders need better tools to manage climate risk to homes, mortgages and assets, finds new research
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Investors and lenders need better tools to manage climate risk to homes, mortgages and assets, finds new research

18 February 2019

22 February 2019 – New open-source models from ClimateWise, a global insurance network, offer step-by-step guides to help the financial industry prepare for risks posed by climate change.


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: 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: Risk and resilience
Risk and resilience

Risk and resilience

The ILG has studied the economic and financial impacts of climate and nature related risks in order to identify opportunities for reducing investment risks through portfolio construction and diversification across different asset classes, regions and portfolios. Key outputs Nature-related financial...


Read more at: How can financiers be encouraged to invest in hydropower for the future?
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How can financiers be encouraged to invest in hydropower for the future?

17 December 2018 – Following a recent roundtable discussion hosted by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the FutureDAMS consortium, Dr Judith Plummer Braeckman, CISL Senior Research Associate, discusses the risky reputation of hydropower projects and the potential solutions that could help to drive investment in this sector.