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. View agenda and register
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. Download the workplan
18 November 2020Virtual 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
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 will give 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. Watch the recording
9 November 2020 Green Horizon Summit PCAF to join the Green Horizon Summit's Reporting panel to showcase PCAF's work in the financial industry. PCAF Steering Committee Member Morgan Stanley was represented by CSO Audrey Choi.
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 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.
29/30 September 2020IIF 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. 2020Public Consultation on the draft Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the financial industry The feedback submission period has ended.
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
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
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
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 2020Webinar 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
23 September 2019PCAF 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.