How to join PCAF

Interested to join 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 the regional team (see below how to join) or can join PCAF’s core team and contribute in the development of the global carbon accounting standard. See here which financial institutions 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, 1.6 MB)

Step 3. Decide to be part of a regional implementation team

PCAF will work 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 carbon accounting standard to the regional context (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 carbon accounting. Your institutions will be recognized at global and regional climate and finance events.

Step 4. Assess the financed emissions

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

Step 5. Disclose the financed emissions

Your institution will receive guidance on the best ways to disclose (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.

[…] Measuring and reporting on the carbon impact of our banking activities is an essential aspect of our sustainability approach. By doing this we can monitor the progress of our various initiatives in a transparent way and take further action where necessary. […]

Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO ABN-AMRO