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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: 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: 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: Policy opportunities on the road to net zero underwriting: Highlighting three key areas of influence for the insurance industry

Policy opportunities on the road to net zero underwriting: Highlighting three key areas of influence for the insurance industry

This paper from ClimateWise highlights the role of insurance underwriting in mitigating climate risks and supporting the transition to a resilient net zero economy.


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: An analytical framework for understanding risk and risk mitigation in the context of financing large hydropower projects in low-and lower-middle-income countries

An analytical framework for understanding risk and risk mitigation in the context of financing large hydropower projects in low-and lower-middle-income countries

February 2021 – The purpose of this framework is to provide potential financiers and investors with a better understanding the risk profile of these projects to improve their likelihood of obtaining sustainable finance.


Read more at: ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2020

ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2020

17 February 2021 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review for 2020 has seen record improvement in scores across the ClimateWise membership.


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: Client Engagement: Reshaping the bank-client relationship to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy

Client Engagement: Reshaping the bank-client relationship to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy

Banks have a vital role to play in accelerating the transition to a net zero carbon economy. Bank 2030: Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy (CISL, 2020) demonstrated that banking models and mindsets need to innovate in order to provide value and support to clients as they pursue...