The Net Zero Banking Alliance seeks to support its members with information that will aid their transition to net zero. Below is a continuously-updated collection of expert research, peer examples, and best practices from NZBA’s partners and members.
|The Good Transition Plan
Published November 2021.
The Climate Safe Lending Network published The Good Transition Plan as a practical, actionable guide for banks to create effective climate transition plans. The Good Transition Plan gathers the best thinking, emerging best practices, and stakeholder expectations from over 100 climate-finance experts and professionals from around the world. It presents a structured approach to net-zero planning, with practical insights from sustainable finance leaders, including bankers, investors, policymakers, civil society organizations, and academics.
|Sustainable Markets Initiative: Net Zero Practitioner’s Guide
Published 20 October 2021.
The Prince of Wales’ Financial Services Task Force (FSTF) Net Zero Practitioner’s Guide is designed to support the implementation of banks’ net zero commitments and meet the growing need for specificity. Focusing on client emissions related to bank financing, as opposed to banks’ own operational emissions, the FSTF Guide is designed to help banks deliver on the critical role they must play in actively supporting their clients to transition.
|Podcast: Green Conversations - Chartered Banker Institute & NZBA
Released 19 October 2021.
Hosted by Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of The Chartered Banker Institute and author of Green and Sustainable Finance: Principles and Practice. Simon is joined by our first Guest in our Green Conversations podcast series - Sarah Kemmitt, a consultant to UNEP FI, working with the Net Zero Asset Owner and Net Zero Banking Alliances. With a background in environmental science, Sarah's early career focussed on habitat conservation and research into carbon and nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems. Following the financial crisis, Sarah took the opportunity to move into banking regulation and internal audit. In recent years she combined these career paths, contributing to the Bank of England’s work on the regulation and supervision of climate risks.
|GFANZ: Policy Call-to-Action
Published 11 October 2021.
In this Call to Action, the global financial services industry calls on G20 governments to help build a net-zero economy and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement ahead of COP 26. It includes specific policy requests across 5 topics and was published by the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) - of which the Net Zero Banking Alliance is the banking element - and is endorsed by the GFANZ CEO Principals Group.
|WWF: Net Zero: An introductory guide for financial institutions
Published July 2021.
Leadership in the field of sustainable finance is increasing in ambition and robustness, and the level of ambition is ratcheting up to reflect the urgency of the need to shift capital and align portfolios. This guide looks to support financial institutions in navigating the technical questions they may ask themselves when assessing their portfolio for alignment with a Net Zero scenario and answer some of the key technical challenges which will support the implementation of robust, science-based strategies.
The resources on this page are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not necessarily constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Net Zero Banking Alliance or any of its member organisations. UNEP FI and the Net Zero Banking Alliance bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the documents provided by external sources.