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PCAF and PAII kick off collaboration to further develop the PCAF Standard

PCAF and PAII kick off collaboration to further develop the PCAF Standard

The PAII already points to PCAF as the leading GHG accounting approach to underpin the Net Zero Investment Framework.

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BBVA joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

BBVA joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

BBVA reinforces its commitment to reducing the risks of climate change and joins PCAF as the first Spanish financial institution to commit to measuring & disclosing its financed emissions.

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PCAF publishes Strategic Framework for Paris Alignment

PCAF publishes Strategic Framework for Paris Alignment

Financial institutions gain a defined process to achieve net zero emissions and a toolbox they can use along the way.

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GRESB, CRREM and PCAF Join Forces

GRESB, CRREM and PCAF Join Forces

GRESB, PCAF, and CRREM are partnering up in 2021 to provide investors and banks with the guidance they need to measure and report on their financed emissions from real estate. This partnership is meant to help financial institutions formulate, set, and implement forward-looking targets in relation to their financed emissions.

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KB Financial Group Inc. joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

KB Financial Group Inc. joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

KB Financial Group reinforces its pledge to reduce the impact of its operations on Earth’s climate, continuing its environmental leadership role in the financial services industry.

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HSBC joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

HSBC joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

PCAF's largest financial institution by total financial assets to date commits to measure and disclose its financed emissions using the PCAF methodology.

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Report shows the benefits of using the PCAF Standard in concert with the EU Taxonomy Regulation

Report shows the benefits of using the PCAF Standard in concert with the EU Taxonomy Regulation

When combined, the PCAF Standard and the EU Taxonomy Regulation give financial institutions a holistic view of portfolio climate impact, equipping them to take strategic action to align with the Paris Agreement.

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New Standard Developed to Help Financial Industry Measure and Report Emissions

New Standard Developed to Help Financial Industry Measure and Report Emissions

The PCAF Standard is built on and backed by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, earning the "Built on GHG Protocol" mark.

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Deutsche Bank joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

Deutsche Bank joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

Consistent, harmonised reporting supports Deutsche Bank's sustainability strategy and provides stakeholders with more transparency.

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Events

Past and upcoming events

13 April -
22 April 2021

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021

The 4th annual Sustainable Investment Forum Europe returns in April 2021 as a 4-part digital event series across 2 weeks.

The Forum will convene over 1,850 asset owners and investment managers, institutional investors, pension funds, banks, development banks, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs to continue to build the momentum for sustainable finance and responsible investment.

Peter Sandahl, representing the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance in the PCAF Steering Committee, will be featured as a speaker at the virtual panel "The European ESG Landscape mid and post pandemic", on Tuesday, 13 April at at 12:45 CEST (SINV Part 1).

PCAF Program Manager Angélica Afanador will be featured as a speaker at the virtual panel, "Women in sustainable finance--how to make it in the green economy", on Tuesday, 20 April at 13:20 CEST (SINV 2021 Part 3). 

Executive Director of PCAF Giel Linthorst will be featured as a speaker at the virtual panel, "Financial materiality: directing capital for a green recovery", on Thursday, 22 April at 16:25 CEST (SINV 2021 Part 4).

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Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021
8 April 2021

Carbon Transition in Emerging Markets: Financials

Hosted by the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. This webinar addressed key transition and physical climate risks facing emerging markets banks and how carbon accounting standards like the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) can enable banks assess and manage climate risk.

Speakers included Angélica Afanador, Program Manager of the PCAF Secretariat, and representatives from PCAF members Boston Common Asset Management and Grupo Bancolombia.

Carbon Transition in Emerging Markets: Financials
31 March 2021

Measuring and disclosing financed emissions: PCAF for Asset Managers

Webinar hosted by PCAF on 31 March at 8:30 MST / 10:30 EST / 16:30 CET with representatives from asset managers in PCAF: AIMCo, Robeco and Boston Common Asset Management. The panel highlighted the experiences of asset managers in measuring their financed emissions and explored why asset managers measure financed emissions using the PCAF Standard, how asset managers can engage with data providers and how financed emissions can help asset managers achieve climate-related business goals.

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Measuring and disclosing financed emissions: PCAF for Asset Managers
16 March 2021

Net Zero Finance

Part of BusinessGreen's Net Zero Festival. Net Zero Finance brought together leading investors, asset managers, corporates, policymakers, and campaigners to explore the fast-expanding green finance sector, explore the challenges ahead, showcase success stories and examine the opportunities.

Executive Director of PCAF Giel Linthorst spoke at the TCFD asap panel on 16 March, 2021.

Net Zero Finance
15 March -
18 March 2021

The Economist Climate Risk Summit: North America 2021

The Economist’s Climate Risk Summit: North America shared insights on how business leaders can manage and mitigate the impact of physical and transition risks posed by climate change.

Chris Snyder, Climate Finance Expert at PCAF and Director at Guidehouse, spoke at the session, Reporting Climate Risk, on 15 March, 2021.

The Economist Climate Risk Summit: North America 2021
2 March -
4 March 2021

Shaping the Future of Finance – Values Based Banking for a Changing World

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a PCAF Steering Committee member, hosted by Sunrise Banks. This year's virtual program was full of opportunities for participants to envision the future together and take steps toward a more sustainable and equitable banking system.

PCAF Program Manager Angélica Afanador presented the session "PCAF - Measuring Carbon in Finance" on 3 March, 2021.

Shaping the Future of Finance – Values Based Banking for a Changing World
11 February 2021

The Climate Risk & Green Finance Regulatory Forum

Organized by City & Financial Global. PCAF's Executive Director Giel Linthorst spoke on the panel on Risk Management and Operational Resilience.

The second edition of The Climate Risk & Green Finance Regulatory Forum provided practical, detailed guidance about the steps that financial institutions need to be taking now in order to ensure that they are prepared for, and fully compliant with, the emerging regulatory environment, as well as examining the new opportunities that this seismic shift in finance will bring.

The Climate Risk & Green Finance Regulatory Forum
8 December 2020

IIF India Climate Finance Workshop

Co-hosted by the IIF and YES BANK. PCAF's Executive Director, Giel Linthorst, gave a presentation on assessing financed emissions in investment and lending portfolios.

IIF India Climate Finance Workshop
26 November 2020

D/A/CH Advanced workshop with VfU: Measurement of financed emissions from loans and investments using the PCAF method (in German)

PCAF and the VfU conducted a workshop (in German) with interested financial service providers in the DACH region which covered the measurement of financed emissions in various asset classes, while also introducing the project design of a two-year peer learning group. The workshop was intended to show interested financial service providers how to participate in the PCAF D / A / CH regional group and invite them to participate and to sign the PCAF Commitment.

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D/A/CH Advanced workshop with VfU: Measurement of financed emissions from loans and investments using the PCAF method (in German)
19 November 2020

PCAF UK: Carbon accounting to drive change in the built and natural environment

PCAF UK Coalition announced their 2021 plans for implementing emissions accounting to drive change in residential property and agroforestry.

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PCAF UK: Carbon accounting to drive change in the built and natural environment
18 November 2020

Virtual launch of the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry

PCAF hosted a launch webinar to release the first edition of the Global GHG Accounting Standard for the Financial Industry. High level speakers from the industry discussed how the Standard can be used by financial institutions to measure financed emissions.

Download the Standard and Watch the recorded Standard launch
Virtual launch of the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry
13 November 2020

United States Energy Association (USEA) Virtual Press Briefing

Financed Emissions: How the Financial Industry is Addressing Climate Change. PCAF's Executive Director Giel Linthorst & PCAF Steering Committee Member Ivan Frishberg of Amalgamated Bank gave insight on the effort to measure the carbon impact of loans and investments as a building block for further climate action and on PCAF's role in this global effort.

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United States Energy Association (USEA) Virtual Press Briefing
9 November 2020

IIF Tokyo Climate Finance Workshop

Co-hosted by the IIF and the Norinchukin Bank. Tailored and timed for a Japanese audience, this virtual event featured panel discussions with leading executives and experts on the rapidly evolving landscape for ESG data and analytics. A presentation on assessing financed emissions in investment and lending portfolios using PCAF was given by Chris Snyder, Director at Guidehouse and Sean Wright, Executive Director of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley.

9 November 2020

Green Horizon Summit

PCAF was invited by Mark Carney and Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell to speak at the Green Horizon Summit's Reporting Panel. PCAF Steering Committee Member Morgan Stanley was represented by CSO Audrey Choi.

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Green Horizon Summit
29 September -
30 September 2020

IIF Singapore Climate Finance Workshop

Co-hosted by the IIF and the Associated Banks in SIngapore (ABS). Tailored and timed for an Asian audience, this virtual event featured panel discussions with leading executives and experts on the changing policy and regulatory backdrop. PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, explained how to measure “financed emissions” in financial firms’ investment and lending portfolios.

17 September 2020

D/A/CH Workshop with VfU: Standardized measurement of financed emissions from loans and investments (in German)

Giel Linthorst and Thomas Hähl from the PCAF Secretariat held a webinar on portfolio carbon accounting together with the Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten (VfU) e.V. with focus on the upcoming collaboration between PCAF and financial institutions from the D/A/CH region (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). Workshop held in German.

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D/A/CH Workshop with VfU: Standardized measurement of financed emissions from loans and investments (in German)
7 July 2020

Assessing financed emissions in Latin America

During this webinar, CDP, PCAF and ABN AMRO explained the importance of financed emissions to understand the climate impact of financial portfolios and to enable alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

1 July 2020

ESG webinar series by the Institute for International Finance

Assessing Financed Emissions in Investment and Lending Portfolios. During this webinar, PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, presented the progress of PCAF towards harmonizing carbon accounting, the development status of the Global Carbon Accounting Standard and its upcoming global stakeholder consultation.

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ESG webinar series by the Institute for International Finance
17 June 2020

25th XBRL Europe Day Digital Week

PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, presented the progress accomplished thus far by PCAF's participants on standardizing GHG emissions financed by loans and investments. He also shared how the partnerships built between PCAF and the Dutch government have increased access to higher data quality for portolio carbon accounting. Next to this, Giel presented the plans to standardizing GHG emissions dataflows based on XBRL and the relation to the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

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25th XBRL Europe Day Digital Week
28 April 2020

Webinar for Latin American banks: "Enabling banks to measure climate impact to facilitate Paris alignment" (en español)

Webinar for Latin American banks "Enabling Banks to measure climate impact to facilitate Paris alignment". Organized by UNEP FI PRB and PCAF. Banks will learn how to measure their climate impact, one of the inputs required to do impact analysis and set targets. Webinar held in Spanish.

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Webinar for Latin American banks:
24 April 2020

Webinar for FEBRABAN's Working Group on Climate and Green Economy

Organized by FEBRABAN, the Brazilian Federation of Banks. PCAF presented the current status of the initiative and the development of the Global Carbon Accounting Standard.

13 March 2020

Webinar for the Investors for Climate in Brazil (Investidores pelo Clima - IPC)

Organized by IPC, under the leadership of Sitawi, PCAF present about the importance of harmonizing the way investors measure financed emissions and the benefits of joining PCAF.

6 March 2020

Webinar Harmonising data for finance's fight against the climate crisis

James Niven, Triodos Bank's Head of Impact Assessment, and Andrea Palmer, Product Specialist at Triodos Investment Management, provided an introduction to PCAF. This webinar explored the PCAF carbon accounting methodologies and explained why this streamlined approach is enabling financial institutions to find common ground on action against the climate crisis.

11 December 2019

Enhancing transparency and aligning financial flows with the Paris Agreement

A side event at COP25 in the EIB-Benelux Pavilion at 9:30 am. During this event, PCAF launched a new report on carbon accounting methods developed by the Dutch team. Madrid, Spain.

Past event - more information here
25 November 2019

Climate finance workshop organized by the Institute of International Finance

Hosted by AXA IM. During this event PCAF presented the carbon accounting methodology for the financial sector and the link with science-based target setting. Paris, France.

22 November 2019

Climate finance workshop organized by the Institute of International Finance

Hosted by UBS. During this event PCAF presented the carbon accounting methodology for the financial sector and the link with science-based target setting. Frankfurt, Germany.

19 November 2019

Workshop on Carbon Accounting for Financial Institutions organized by the Belgian Financial Sector Federation (Febelfin)

During this event, KBC Group, Triodos Bank and ING shared their experiences on carbon accounting. Brussels, Belgium.

5 November 2019

Permanent Dutch Representation to the EU - ‘Sustainable finance: Measuring and disclosure of carbon footprint by the financial sector’

Brussels, Belgium.

28 October 2019

PCAF North America Launch Webinar

A webinar with an overview of the methods developed by the PCAF North American team, including case studies, lessons learned and related tools.

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PCAF North America Launch Webinar
26 September 2019

Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) North American Metrics Workshop

During this event, the PCAF secretariat held a technical workshop focused on carbon accounting methodologies. Seattle, Washington, USA.

23 September 2019

PCAF Global Launch Event

During the climate week in New York, leaders of the PCAF Steering Committee and PCAF members celebrated the initiative's global launch. New York, USA.

Past event - more information here
PCAF Global Launch Event
12 September 2019

Regional workshop on opportunities and challenges for Africa

Hosted by FirstRand, the PCAF initiative led a discussion on current trends in carbon accounting for financial institutions. The event allowed African banks to learn about PCAF methodologies and discuss opportunities and challenges of assessing the climate impact of their portfolios. Johannesburg, South Africa.

11 September 2019

Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) European Metrics Workshop

During this event, the PCAF secretariat held a technical workshop focused on carbon accounting methodologies. Leeds, United Kingdom.

4 July 2019

Foro Académico de Finanzas Sostenibles (Academic Forum of Sustainable Finance)

Hosted by Triodos Bank and AFI Escuela, the forum focused on methodologies to measure the climate impact of loans and investments. Madrid, Spain.

12 June 2019

Carbon disclosure

Triodos Bank convened financial institutions from Germany to discuss about carbon accounting methodologies, share experiences of implementing PCAF and PACTA in the Netherlands, and clarify the complementarity between PCAF and PACTA approaches. Frankfurt, Germany.