News and Events

News

Improved data model to disclose climate impact of loans and investments

Improved data model to disclose climate impact of loans and investments

More accurate data will lead to better disclosures and better decisions

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Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) launches UK coalition

Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) launches UK coalition

Initial members are the International business of Federated Hermes, Triodos Bank UK, NatWest Group, Lloyds Banking Group, CDC Group, Investec plc, Ecology Building Society and Nationwide Building Society.

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PCAF reinforces and diversifies its Steering Committee

PCAF reinforces and diversifies its Steering Committee

Collaborating with the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA) , PCAF adds a representative of AOA to its Steering Committee and welcomes NMB Bank from Nepal to its leadership

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Comerica joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

Comerica joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

A step to strengthening its environmental commitment by working with its customers to limit the impacts of climate change

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Investec passes new climate resolution and joins PCAF

Investec passes new climate resolution and joins PCAF

Investec becomes the second bank in South Africa to commit to measuring and disclosing its financed emissions.

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First global standard drives financial institutions to measure and track the climate impact of their lending and investment portfolios

First global standard drives financial institutions to measure and track the climate impact of their lending and investment portfolios

16 financial institutions led development as part of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

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Bank of America Largest U.S. Financial Institution to Join The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials And Its Core Team

Bank of America Largest U.S. Financial Institution to Join The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials And Its Core Team

Partnership Building Methodology for Financed Emissions

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NatWest Group becomes first major UK bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

NatWest Group becomes first major UK bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

NatWest Group has become the first major UK bank to sign up to the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

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Morgan Stanley Joins Leadership of Global Carbon Accounting Partnership (PCAF)

Morgan Stanley Joins Leadership of Global Carbon Accounting Partnership (PCAF)

Morgan Stanley becomes the first U.S.-based global bank to join PCAF and its Steering Committee as part of the Firm’s commitment to measuring and disclosing its approach to climate change risk and opportunity

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Events

Past and upcoming events

  • 8 December 2020 IIF India Climate Finance Workshop
    Co-hosted by the IIF and YES BANK. PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, to give a presentation on assessing financed emissions in investment and lending portfolios. More details to follow.
  • 18 November 2020 Launch of the Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the Financial Industry
    To take place during London Climate Action week. More details to follow.
  • 9 November 2020 Green Horizon Summit
    PCAF to join the Green Horizon Summit's Reporting panel. More details to follow.
  • 9/10 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 will feature 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 will be given by Chris Snyder, Director at Guidehouse and Sean Wright, Executive Director of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley.
    View agenda and register here.
  • 29/30 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.
     
  • Aug. - Sept. 2020September 2020: The WebinarsPublic Consultation on the draft Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the financial industry 
    The feedback submission period has ended, but the draft standard is still available to view.
    Download draft Standard
  • 7 July 2020Assessing 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.
    Watch the recorded webinar here
  • 17 June 202025th 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).
    Access the slides and watch the recorded webinar 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, which jointly explained to banks 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 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 2020Webinar 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 2019Enhancing 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 2019Climate 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 2019Climate 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 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 2019Permanent Dutch Representation to the EU - ‘Sustainable finance: Measuring and disclosure of carbon footprint by the financial sector’
    Brussels, Belgium.
     
  • 28 October 2019PCAF 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.
    Watch the recorded webinar here
  • 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
  • 26 September 2019Global 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 2019Regional 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 2019Global 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 2019Foro 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.