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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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New partnership to support financial institutions in their alignment with the Paris Agreement

New partnership to support financial institutions in their alignment with the Paris Agreement

PCAF and RMI's Center for Climate-Aligned Finance partner to develop standardized frameworks, methods and data for carbon accounting and climate alignment in the financial sector.

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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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Events

Past and upcoming events

  • January 2021 Launch of the Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the Financial Industry. Exact date and location TBC.
  • Aug. - Sept. 2020 Public Consultation on the draft Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the financial industry. Register for webinars / Download draft Standard
  • 7 July 2020 Assessing financed emissions in Latin America. During this webinar, CDP, PCAF and ABN AMRO explain the importance of financed emissions to understand the climate impact of financial portfolios and to enable alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Register here
  • 1 July 2020 ESG webinar series by the Institute for International Finance (IIF): Assessing Financed Emissions in Investment and Lending Portfolios. During this webinar, PCAF's executive director, Giel Linthorst, will present 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 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). 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. 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.