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How to join PCAF

Interested in joining the open collaboration of financial institutions that are assessing and disclosing the greenhouse gas emissions financed by their loans and investments?

Follow this five-step process and for additional information on each stage please contact us.

Step 1. Receive detailed information about PCAF

Learn more about PCAF's objectives, scope and implementation plans, as well as how your institution can participate in the partnership and benefit from it. Your organization can join a regional team (see below how to join) or PCAF’s core team, which contributes to the development of the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard. Click here to see which financial institutions have already joined the core team.

Step 2. Submit the commitment letter

Signing the commitment letter indicates that your institution will assess and disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of its financial portfolio following the PCAF methods.

After submitting your commitment letter to info@carbonaccountingfinancials.com your institution will be recognized as “Committed” on our Financial Institutions Taking Action page.

Download commitment letter (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Step 3. Participate in a regional team

PCAF works in five regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. For each region there is a PCAF regional implementation team. Each team will adapt the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard to their respective regional contexts (e.g., expanding with additional asset classes or issues regarding data availability and quality).

Being part of a regional implementation team enables your institution to work with other banks and investors at regional or country level and to improve your GHG accounting. Your institution will be recognized at global and regional climate and finance events.

Step 4. Assess the financed emissions of your financial institution

Your institution will receive introductory technical support at no cost to implement GHG accounting of loans and investments (e.g., asset classes scoping, data collection, method application, validation).

Step 5. Disclose the financed emissions of your financial institution

Your institution will receive guidance on the best ways to disclose its financed emissions (e.g., annual reports, how to present results and link to the institution’s strategy). After disclosing the financed emissions, your institution will be recognized as “Disclosed” on our Financial Institutions Taking Action page.

[...] It’s time for carbon accounting to become business as usual in financial institutions. PCAF provides an easy way to get started, regardless of the size or location of your organisation. We urge others to take the opportunity that PCAF presents, to share your learning from doing so and together  we can play our part in the urgent effort to transition to a sustainable, low carbon future.

Jellie Banga, COO, Triodos Bank