Allyship

The process by which people with privilege and power work to develop empathy towards and/or advance the interests of an oppressed or marginalised outgroup.

Alpine Convention

An international territorial treaty for the sustainable development of the Alps.

Alternative Energy Target

A goal set by a national or state government to increase the share of Renewable Energy within its power generation portfolio.

Alternative Fuels

Fuels that are derived from sources other than petroleum.

American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)

A group that seeks to reclaim and restore the critical national character of the African American identity and experience in the United States.

Amplification

Techniques used to give a member of a less dominant group more credit by repeating their message.

Androgyne

A person identifying or expressing gender outside of the gender binary.

Angel Investor (Business Angel)

An individual who provides capital to start-ups.

Anglo-Saxon Model

A term used to describe governance models prevalent in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Annex I Parties

The industrialised countries listed in Annex I to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Annex II Parties

The industrialised countries listed in Annex II to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER)

The ratio of a ship’s carbon emissions based on capacity and distance e.g. deadweight tonnage per nautical mile (dwt/nm) sailed.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The yearly meeting of a company’s shareholders.

Anthropocene

A proposed new geological epoch resulting from significant human-driven changes to the structure and functioning of the Earth System, including the climate system.

Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII)

A non-profit think tank/research body taking a market-based approach to positive climate impact in fixed-income markets.

Anthropocentric

Made by people or resulting from human activities; the belief that humans are the central or most significant entities in the world.

Anthropogenic emissions

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), precursors of GHGs and aerosols caused by human activities.

Anthropogenic removals

The withdrawal of GHGs from the atmosphere as a result of deliberate human activities.

Anti-Bribery

The act of issuing policies, regulations or procedures to inhibit bribery, defined as the offer or request of an item of value to induce the decisions and/or actions of persons subject to public, legal, or ethical responsibilities.

Anti-Corruption

The act of issuing policies, regulations or procedures to inhibit corruption, defined as the use of power for individual benefit.

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