The SBTi-Finance project enables financial institutions to set targets for their investment and lending portfolios that are aligned with the reductions needed to stay in line with well-below 2°C and 1.5°C climate scenarios. The goal of the initiative is to make science-based target setting standard practice and for these targets to result in emissions reductions in the real economy.
SBTi-Finance intends to raise the ambition of the finance sector by defining and promoting best practice in science-based target setting and providing methods, criteria, guidance and tools to reduce the barriers to adoption and implementation (i.e. actions that lead to atmospheric reductions of GHG concentrations). Within the broad ecosystem of organizations and value chains that link financial institutions with GHG emissions in the real economy, SBTi-Finance is focused on ex ante targets at the asset class level. Further information
PCAF is a global partnership of financial institutions that work together to develop and implement a standardized approach to measure and disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with loans and investments (i.e., financed emissions). Currently, close to 100 banks and investors from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America have subscribed to the PCAF initiative. PCAF institutions work together to jointly develop the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry to measure and disclose financed emissions. By doing so, PCAF institutions take an important step to assess climate-related risks and opportunities, set targets in line with Paris Climate Agreement and develop effective strategies to decarbonize our society. Further information
VBDO is the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. Since its inception in 1995, VBDO’s mission is to create a sustainable capital market. VBDO’s vision: sustainable investment is mainstream. VBDO encourages financial institutions and listed companies to perform better in the area of sustainable investment and to make their own business operations more sustainable. It does this in a number of ways, including through benchmarking and by running surveys. Engagement is an important tool in moving towards a more sustainable capital market so, every year, representatives from VBDO attend shareholders’ meetings to ask questions about specific sustainability themes. Further information
The Berlin-based German Insurance Association (GDV) is the federation of private insurers in Germany. Its about 460 member companies offer comprehensive coverage and retirement provisions to private house-holds, trade, industry and public institutions, through almost 446 million insurance contracts. Further information
The Intentional Endowments Network is a non-profit, peer-learning network advancing intentionally designed endowments – those that seek to enhance financial performance by making investments that advance an equitable, low carbon, and regenerative economy. Working closely with leading organizations, the network engages leaders and key stakeholders from higher education, foundations, business, and nonprofits. It provides opportunities for learning and education, peer networking, convening, thought leadership and information exchange around a variety of strategies (e.g., ESG integration, impact investing, and shareholder engagement). Further information