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CBS publishes CO2 emissions of Dutch banks' mortgage portfolios

CBS publishes CO2 emissions of Dutch banks' mortgage portfolios

Insight into CO2 emissions from private mortgage portfolios - the result of a unique collaboration between The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and PCAF

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Triodos Bank, front runner in impact reporting, discloses financed emissions of entire portfolio

Triodos Bank, front runner in impact reporting, discloses financed emissions of entire portfolio

Useful step to set baseline to improve and monitor progress in working with the bank's customers to reduce emissions

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ABN AMRO, one of the pioneers of PCAF is marking the third year of financed emission reporting

ABN AMRO, one of the pioneers of PCAF is marking the third year of financed emission reporting

This is enabling ABN AMRO to develop innovative products that contribute to reduce GHG emissions and support the achievement of the Paris Agreement’s goals.

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PCAF and CIBAFI sign memorandum of understanding to roll out carbon accounting in the Islamic banking sector

PCAF and CIBAFI sign memorandum of understanding to roll out carbon accounting in the Islamic banking sector

Enabling Islamic banks to measure and disclose the greenhouse emissions financed by loans and investments

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PCAF publishes a guidance to navigate through the cluster of climate initiatives

PCAF publishes a guidance to navigate through the cluster of climate initiatives

Understanding the cluster of climate initiatives will help financial institutions at different levels of progress to identify the most efficient support available to scale their climate efforts.

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The PCAF Dutch group unveils a new carbon accounting report at COP25

The PCAF Dutch group unveils a new carbon accounting report at COP25

With updates and new methods, the group makes a significant contribution towards harmonizing the way financial institutions measure emissions financed by loans and investments

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Events

Past and upcoming events

  • January 2021 Launch of the Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the Financial Industry. Exact date and location TBC.
  • 17 June 2020 25th XBRL Europe day Digital Week: PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, will present the progress accomplished thus far by PCAF's participants on standardizing GHG emissions financed by loans and investments. He will also share 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 will present the plans to standardizing GHG emissions dataflows based on XBRL and the relation to the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Register here
  • 28 April 2020Webinar 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. Watch the recorded webinar here
  • 24 April 2020Webinar for Febraban's Working Group on Climate and Green Economy. Organized by Febraban, the Brazilian Federation of Banks. PCAF will present 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 will 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. Join James Niven, Triodos Bank's Head of Impact Assessment, and Andrea Palmer, Product Specialist at Triodos Investment Management, for an introduction to PCAF. This webinar explores the PCAF carbon accounting methodologies and explains why this streamlined approach is enabling financial institutions to find common ground on action against the climate crisis. Register here
  • 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 launches a new report on carbon accounting methods developed by the Dutch team. Madrid, Spain. More information here
  • 25 November 2019 Climate finance workshop organized by the Institute of International Finance and 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 and 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 2019Workshop 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 A webinar with an overview of the methods developed by the PCAF North American team, including case studies, lessons learned and related tools. Watch the recorded webinar here
  • 23 September 2019 Global launch event of PCAF: 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.More information here
  • 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.
  • 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.