By Spatial Finance Initiative - April 12th, 2019
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Impact and ultra-transparency: measuring and managing the impacts of investments and investee companies on climate change and the SDGs

Introduction

The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and The Rothschild Foundation, together with the KR Foundation, organised the 7th Sustainable Finance Forum on the 7-8th June 2018. Which is designed to break down barriers to sustainable finance and develop dialogue within and throughout the economic system.

This Forum followed six earlier forums. The 7th Forum in June 2018 was focused on monitoring and measuring the impacts of investments and investee companies on climate change and the SDGs. Accurate information on risk and impact is needed to inform decision-making throughout the socio-economic system. The Forum therefore examined the latest developments in impact measurement and tracking technologies, and explored how to reduce information asymmetries in impact investing. This included a focus on how new approaches might be applied in emerging and developing markets, as well as exploring how existing technologies could be better utilised in new and current contexts.

The second day of the Forum hosted the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Asset-level Data Initiative (ADI), which was inaugurated at the 6th Sustainable Finance Forum in April 2017. This consisted of presentations and roundtable discussions focused on exploring opportunities to realise the ambition of making accurate, comparable, and comprehensive asset-level data tied to ownership publicly available across key sectors and geographies. ADI was established in 2017 by five founding partners: University of Oxford, Stanford University, CDP, World Resources Institute, and 2° Investing Initiative.

Full report

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