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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: 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: Investment leaders highlight need for universal method for understanding Paris alignment of funds
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Investment leaders highlight need for universal method for understanding Paris alignment of funds

12 April 2021

14 April 2021 – New analysis from global investors network the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) shows 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.


Read more at: ClimateWise annual review highlights insurance sector's role in shaping resilience to climate change
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ClimateWise annual review highlights insurance sector's role in shaping resilience to climate change

8 February 2021

17 February 2021 – The ClimateWise Principles Review indicates significant improvement in climate-related disclosure of insurers and highlights sector’s vital role in shaping resilience to climate change.


Read more at: CISL responds to The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
The Dasgupta Review 2021

CISL responds to The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review

29 January 2021

2 February 2021 – The Dasgupta Review is an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity commissioned by HM Treasury to explore the sustainability of our engagement with nature. Here the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) responds to the review and captures an overview of its findings.


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: ‘Good step forward for climate action’ – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership responds to Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan 
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‘Good step forward for climate action’ – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership responds to Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan 

18 November 2020

18 November 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of his Ten Point Plan for a UK green recovery yesterday evening. The roadmap towards decarbonisation of the economy and regeneration of nature comes one year before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit.


Read more at: Banking sector ‘active mindset’ key to accelerating response to climate crisis
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Banking sector ‘active mindset’ key to accelerating response to climate crisis

20 January 2020

30 January 2020 – A new report from the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) highlights the need for the banking sector to develop an ‘active mindset’ in order to accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon economy. Pioneering banks have started to adopt this mindset, approaching the decarbonisation of the economy as a strategic opportunity.


Read more at: Dr Nina Seega appointed as Academic Visitor at the Bank of England

Dr Nina Seega appointed as Academic Visitor at the Bank of England

18 December 2019

18 December 2019 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is delighted to announce that Dr Nina Seega, Research Director for CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance, has been appointed as academic visitor at the Bank of England.


Read more at: John Belgrove, Senior Partner at Aon, appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group

John Belgrove, Senior Partner at Aon, appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group

15 October 2019

16 October 2019 – John Belgrove has been appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a group of 12 leading pension funds, insurers and asset managers convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).