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The Regulatory Compass – report launch

We are living through a period of major political and economic uncertainty. While Brexit and new global forces reshape our economy, the rise of new technologies could set our financial system on the path to greater fairness, responsibility and democracy – or the reverse. Do we...

Social Investment Intelligence Network releases its first report

While there is plenty of available research on the demand from investors for social investment opportunities – and periodic research into the demand for finance from charities and social enterprises – there is little ongoing, up-to-date information available about the nature of this demand for...

UNEP Finance Inquiry releases final report

On 31 March, the UN Environment Programme Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Finance System came to the completion of its mandate. The Inquiry, launched in 2014, aimed to advance options to align the financial system with sustainable development, and spurred the development of...

ExxonMobil’s 2016 Mock Integrated Report

When introduced to the idea of integrated reporting – communicated how an organisation creates value in the short, medium and long term – companies typically raise three concerns: complexity, cost, and litigation risk. To address these issues, Bob Eccles of Said Business School and Mike...

London tops Global Green Finance Index

A new index measuring the progress of the world’s financial centres towards sustainability has ranked London in first place. The Global Green Finance Index, published by campaign group Finance Watch and consultancy Z/Yen, seeks to measure perceptions of the quality and depth of green financial products...

Generation Foundation Report: Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns

Generation Foundation, the advocacy initiative of Generation Investment Management, have published a report entitled 'Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns', to follow on from their 2012 Sustainable Capitalism report. This particular report addressees what Generation Foundation consider to be an 'inertia' in existing capital allocation models that they...

KPMG green bond insights

KPMG have published a report "Gearing up for green bonds" as part of their "Sustainable Insight" series. The report highlights the rapid growth of the green bond market in recent years with outstanding issuance at an estimated $53bn as of 2014. Whilst the report is directed at issuers of green bonds...

GIIN: Impact Investing in South Asia

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) recently published a report assessing the impact investing sector in South Asia; the report was part funded via DFID which is indicative of the increasing interest by traditional 'development' agencies in impact investing, as well as the UK's interest in being a centre of excellence...