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The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) was launched in April 2021 by UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney and the COP26 Presidency, in partnership with the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign launched by UN High-Level Climate Champions Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, to unite net-zero financial sector-specific alliances from across the globe into one industry-wide strategic alliance.

Bringing together existing and new net-zero finance initiatives in one sector-wide coalition, GFANZ provides a forum for leading financial institutions to accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy. Our members currently include more than 450 member firms from across the global financial sector, representing more than $130 trillion in assets under management and advice. A list of GFANZ members as of November 2021 can be found in the GFANZ Progress Report released at COP26.

We’re focused on broadening, deepening and raising net-zero ambitions across the financial system and demonstrating firms’ collective commitments to supporting companies and countries to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. We also support collaboration on steps firms need to take to align with a net-zero future.

GFANZ membership is predicated on science-based commitments to net zero

Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign rallying non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, financial and educational institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. All members are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing net-zero emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. All actors must meet stringent criteria.

Access to GFANZ is anchored in the Race to Zero campaign to ensure credibility and consistency. This means GFANZ firms’ net-zero commitments must use science-based guidelines to reach net-zero emissions across all emissions scopes by 2050, include 2030 interim target settings and commit to transparent reporting and accounting in line with Race to Zero criteria.

GFANZ’s workstreams are about turning commitment into action

GFANZ is focused on three core areas that are critical to the net-zero transition:

  • Net-zero transition planning for financial institutions: Supporting efforts to translate net-zero pledges into actionable, near-term, science-based transition plans and helping the sector converge around methodologies, frameworks, and resources that help firms to effectively align their business activities to 1.5 degrees C pathways and net zero.
  • Mobilizing capital to EM&DEs: Accelerating the deployment of capital to enable emerging markets and developing economies to decarbonize and prosper in a global net-zero economy.
  • Net-zero public policy: Leveraging GFANZ’s scale to drive ambitious, credible, and predictable public policies and regulations that enable the net-zero transition.

GFANZ Principals Group

GFANZ is led by a Principals Group comprising leads from finance industry net-zero coalitions that join Race to Zero and GFANZ. The Principals Group sets the strategic direction and priorities of GFANZ and monitors progress against them. They have launched an ambitious program of technical work to generate the commitment, engagement, investment and net-zero alignment required to drive forward the global economy’s transition to net zero.

Leadership

Mark Carney

Mark Carney
Co-Chair, GFANZ

Mike Bloomberg
Co-Chair, GFANZ

Mary Schapiro
Vice Chair, GFANZ

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping
High-Level Climate Action Champion

Mark Carney

Mark Carney
Co-Chair, GFANZ

Mike Bloomberg
Co-Chair, GFANZ

Mary Schapiro
Vice Chair, GFANZ

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping
High-Level Climate Action Champion

Principals

Oliver Bäte
Chief Executive Officer, Allianz

Amanda Blanc
Group CEO, Aviva

Thomas Buberl
Chief Executive Officer, AXA

Ana Botín
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander, S.A.

Juan Carlos Mora Uribe
CEO, Bancolombia

Brian Moynihan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Larry Fink
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Jane Fraser
Chief Executive Officer, Citi

Seiji Inagaki
President, Dai-ichi Life Insurance

Nili Gilbert
Board Member and Chair of Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund

David Blood
Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Noel Quinn
Group Chief Executive, HSBC

Joshua Oigara
CEO/Managing Director, KCB Group

Michelle Scrimgeour
Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Investment Management

David Schwimmer
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Shemara Wikramanayake
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie

Alison Rose
Chief Executive, NatWest Group

Jon Johnsen
CEO, PKA

Loh Boon Chye
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange

Bill Winters
Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered

Oliver Bäte
Chief Executive Officer, Allianz

Amanda Blanc
Group CEO, Aviva

Thomas Buberl
Chief Executive Officer, AXA

Ana Botín
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander, S.A.

Juan Carlos Mora Uribe
CEO, Bancolombia

Brian Moynihan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Larry Fink
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Jane Fraser
Chief Executive Officer, Citi

Seiji Inagaki
President, Dai-ichi Life Insurance

Nili Gilbert
Board Member and Chair of Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund

David Blood
Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Noel Quinn
Group Chief Executive, HSBC

Joshua Oigara
CEO/Managing Director, KCB Group

Michelle Scrimgeour
Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Investment Management

David Schwimmer
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Shemara Wikramanayake
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie

Alison Rose
Chief Executive, NatWest Group

Jon Johnsen
CEO, PKA

Loh Boon Chye
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange

Bill Winters
Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered

Advisory Panel

The GFANZ Advisory Panel comprises technical climate action groups, with a focus on financial sector expertise. Its role is to provide strategic and technical advice, support cross-system collaboration to join up efforts and minimize duplication and ultimately help GFANZ reflect, amplify and influence best practice in the most robust way that leverages existing expertise and momentum.

The Advisory Panel includes representatives from the following organizations: