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ESG integration in Asia Pacific: markets, practices and data CFA Institute and PRI May 2019
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Summary

This best practice report contains guidance on ESG integration in equity and fixed income investments and case studies on how ESG integration is “done” by leading practitioners.

This report focuses on the current state of ESG integration in the APAC region. Other regional reports focus on the Americas and the EMEA region.

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2019 Annual Impact Investor Survey Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Jun 2019
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The ninth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey demonstrates the increasing scale and maturity of the impact investing industry. The report draws on responses from 266 leading impact investing organizations from around the world, including: fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, permanent investment companies, pension funds, and others. These respondents collectively manage USD 239 billion, a subset of the total USD 502 billion in the market.

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Guidance Handbook The Green Bond Principles (GBP), The Social Bond Principles (SBP), The Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Jun 2019
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Since the original publication of the Green Bond Principles (GBP), and the subsequent releases of the Social Bond Principles (SBP) and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), market participants have sought additional information on how to interpret these principles especially for its practical application for transactions, as well as in the context of market developments and complementary initiatives.

In order to further enhance the accessibility of information on these topics, a compendium of the Q&A in a “Guidance Handbook” has been published, organised thematically around 5 sections: Fundamentals, Governance & Membership, Core Components of the GBP/SBP, Market and Technical Issues and Other Market and Official Sector Initiatives.

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Handbook Harmonized. Framework for Impact Reporting The Green Bond Principles (GBP) and International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Jun 2019
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This handbook brings together in one publication a series of impact reporting frameworks for eligible green categories covering several sectors, released since 2017: Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management Projects, Sustainable Waste Management and Resource-Efficiency Projects, Clean Transportation Projects and Green Building Projects.

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Central banks and climate change Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Jun 2019
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The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) publishes several reports a year, covering key themes in current economic and financial issues. In this edition, OMFIF discusses the increasing attention that Central Banks are giving to climate change.

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Macroeconomic and financial stability: Implications of climate change Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) Jul 2019
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This document is a technical supplement to the April 2019 NGFS Comprehensive report. The supplement provides an overview of existing approaches for quantitatively assessing climate-related risks and identifies key areas for further research. It also sets out a menu of options for central banks and supervisors to assess the risks.

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Internal Carbon Pricing for Low-Carbon Finance Navigant, The Generation Foundation and CDP Jul 2019
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This briefing paper aims to help investors and banks understand how they could use Internal Carbon Pricing (ICP) in their decision-making, specifically for their investment and lending practices.

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Principles for Responsible Banking: Signatory Document Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) Jul 2019
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This document sets out the 6 Principles and the preamble of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) .

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Principles for Responsible Banking: Key Steps to be Implemented Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) Jul 2019
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This document details the key steps regarding impact analysis, target setting & implementation, and accountability a bank needs to take to ensure the effective implementation of the Principles for Responsible Banking.

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Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis 2019 The BPP Group Jul 2019
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The new edition of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis was launched in July 2019, after a two-year consultation period by the group of five firms that sponsor them.

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Focus – Controversial Weapons Exclusions Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) Nov 2017
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The factsheet is part of the series “Focus” published by SSF. This edition tackles the topic of controversial weapons and what investors need to consider. It also provides an overview of the Swiss and international situation related to controversial weapons financing and investments. Additionally, it covers potential risks linked to not adequately addressing related issues for financing, investing and underwriting activities.

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Practitioner Roundups Special Issue: Can Finance Make the Planet Greener? Swiss Finance Institute Jul 2019
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The international community set itself the goal of limiting the rise in global warming to 2°C by 2100. To reach this target, societies must rethink and transform the way they operate, especially with regard to carbon dioxide emissions. Can finance help the world rise to the challenge?

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Green Finance Strategy UK Government Jul 2019
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This UK strategy recognises the role of the financial sector in delivering global and domestic climate and environmental objectives. It sets out the proposals for green finance at the heart of delivering the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy25 Year Environment Plan and Industrial Strategy, and how the proposals support the UK’s economic policy for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

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