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Financial Services: The Increasing Importance of Articulating Long-Term Value

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The Increasing Importance of Articulating Long-Term Value

Institutional investors are increasingly vocal about long-term value; companies can proactively engage and attract these investors who value ESG commitments.

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Financial Services: Activist Investors and the Rise of Short-Termism 2.0

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Activist Investors and the Rise of Short-Termism 2.0

The rise of hedge fund activist investors is making it more challenging for companies to focus on long-term value creation.

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Financial Services: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the financial sector and opportunities for positive impact

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Financial Services: New BSR Report: Scaling Clean Energy through Financial Industry Collaboration

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New BSR Report: Scaling Clean Energy through Financial Industry Collaboration

The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway. How can the financial services industry collaborate to scale clean energy finance?

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Financial Services: Scaling Finance for Clean Energy: Collaborative Solutions for a New Economy

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Scaling Finance for Clean Energy: Collaborative Solutions for a New Economy

This report highlights how collaboration with the financial services industry can help address three specific market barriers to scaling action on clean energy.

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Financial Services: Evolution in Private Equity ESG: From Policies and Efficiency to Impact

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Evolution in Private Equity ESG: From Policies and Efficiency to Impact

The private equity sector has a unique and powerful opportunity to evolve to an integrated, strategic approach to sustainability, which will enhance stakeholder relations and reputation; advance positive environmental, social, and governance impacts; and improve business outcomes.

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Financial Services: Five Ways the Financial Services Industry Can Approach the Sustainable Development Goals

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Five Ways the Financial Services Industry Can Approach the Sustainable Development Goals

There are many opportunities for financial services companies to fund the SDGs, and they should look at how to integrate the goals into these five areas.

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Financial Services: Cornerstone Capital Group’s Erika Karp on the Future of Investing

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Cornerstone Capital Group’s Erika Karp on the Future of Investing

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016 in November, Cornerstone Capital Founder, CEO, and Chair of the Board Erika Karp explored shifting dynamics in the capital markets and the nomenclature of sustainable investing.

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Financial Services: After the U.S. Election, ESG Still Matters to Investors

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After the U.S. Election, ESG Still Matters to Investors

Companies should know that a change of administration in Washington will not affect the fundamental trends driving ESG investing, and businesses may even face more pressure to focus on these issues.

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Financial Services: Technology Holds the Key to the Low-Carbon Transition—and Investors Can Turn It

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Technology Holds the Key to the Low-Carbon Transition—and Investors Can Turn It

Here are four trends on the role of technology in the transition to a climate-compatible future and how investors can get involved.

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Financial Services: Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

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Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

By focusing on their workforces, products and services, and the communities they touch, financial services companies can be crucial contributors to women's economic empowerment.

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Financial Services: From National Climate Plans to Business Plans

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From National Climate Plans to Business Plans

This working paper measures how strongly national governments’ climate plans signal a shift of finance flows toward low-emission and climate-resilient development to the private sector. Using the insights of companies from the investment, energy, and extractives sectors, as well companies with significant supply chains, we analyze how governments can strengthen this signal.

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