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From crisis to opportunity: Five steps to sustainable European economies

This report presents WWF’s analysis and recommendations on why and how Europe1 should shift to sustainable economies, boldly and rapidly. It is mainly addressed to the EU institutions, notably the Parliament and the Commission2 as well as the European Council. WWF puts forward this publication with an ambitious double aim: to show why a new economic path towards sustainability is both a necessity and a huge opportunity for Europe, and to present a concrete and ambitious policy roadmap to EU decision-makers. 

Author(s): Sébastien Godinot, WWF European Policy Office
February 2015


Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development

This paper seeks to provide the Financing for Development process with a perspective on the role institutional investors, companies, and foundations can play in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability

Author(s): The UN Global Compact, UNCTAD, UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) & the UNEP Finance Initiative
Thursday, Jan 22 2015



Sustainability Metrics: Translation and Impact on Property Investment and Management

The report provides a framework for a corporate real estate sustainability management (CRESM) system for property investment and management organizations, and offers a pragmatic three level approach (corporate, portfolio and single building level) that aims to help the industry manage the complexity of sustainability metrics and to organize information flows more efficiently.

Author(s): UNEP FI
Thursday, May 1st 2014


The Great Resource Price Shock

This policy insight explains the recent phenomenon called the "great resource price shock" and explores its impacts on inflation and living standards in the UK. It also discusses the factors likely to influence its future evolution and the policy responses available to mitigate it.

Author(s): Julian Morgan (Green Alliance)
Monday, Mar 3 2014


Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe

Author(s): European Environment Agency
2014


Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya

Author(s): United Nations Environment Programme
2014


Localising Transparency: Exploring EITI’s contribution to sustainable development

This paper considers whether ‘localising’ the transparency agenda – i.e. making it more relevant to local communities directly affected by extractive industry operations – might increase its potential to deliver sustainable development and poverty alleviation objectives within resource-dependent countries. 

Author(s): Emma Wilson and James Van Alstine
2014


CSR Report 2013: Natural Capital

This report addresses deeply one of the core areas surrounding Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group's main initiatives : Natural Capital. This reports refers to fiscal year 2012, which ended is March 2013.

Author(s): SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST HOLDINGS
Saturday, Mar 1st 2014


The Little Book of Big Deforestation Drivers

This book, launched at COP 19, outlines the global context to the drivers of deforestation, provides a detailed overview of the most critical forest risk commodity supply chains, and presents a clear and realistic framework of 24 regulatory, market and supply chain catalysts that can act to reduce deforestation caused by these commodities.

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Author(s): Global Canopy Programme (GCP)
Monday, Nov 18 2013


The Common Language of Benchmarking

This paper outlines the components of a successful benchmark, and the importance of selecting the right one. This document aims to provide greater clarity into how JP Morgan manages its money.

Author(s): JP Morgan
Thursday, Oct 10 2013


Guide to the Markets

This report provided a guide to markets, by analysing a few indexes' performances, concerning the 4th trimester of 2013.

Author(s): J.P. Morgan
Monday, Sep 30 2013


How Climate Finance Can Support Sustainable Development

This paper explores some of those initiatives, and how climate finance could effectively contribute to both medium-term national development strategies and longer-term global development goals and targets, such as the Sustainable Development Goals that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals from 2015.

Author(s): International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Monday, Sep 30 2013