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Our voluntary recommendations and guidance aim to support financial institutions in developing and implementing credible, high-ambition strategies for achieving net zero.

GFANZ Global Baseline Net-zero Transition Planning (June 2022)

Towards a Global Baseline for Net-zero Transition Planning (June 2022)

This guide provides an overview of five GFANZ publications on transition planning published in June 2022.

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Recommendations and Guidance on Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans (June 2022)

This publication describes how financial institutions across the financial system can operationalize their net-zero commitments and support the real-economy transition. It introduces GFANZ’s proposed global, pan-sector recommendations and provides voluntary guidance on net-zero transition plans for financial institutions. Feedback from the July consultation will be reviewed by GFANZ and incorporated into the final version of the report.

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Recommendations and Guidance on Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans (June 2022)

Recommendations and Guidance on Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans (June 2022)

Recommendations and Guidance on Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans (June 2022)

This publication, open for public consultation until July 27, 2022, describes how financial institutions across the financial system can operationalize their net-zero commitments and support the real-economy transition. It introduces GFANZ’s proposed global, pan-sector recommendations and provides voluntary guidance on net-zero transition plans for financial institutions. We welcome comments on this report from stakeholders across business, government, academia, and civil society. Feedback will be reviewed by GFANZ and incorporated into the final version of the report.

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GFANZ Sectoral Pathways for Financial Institutions (June 2022)

Guidance on Use of Sectoral Pathways for Financial Institutions (June 2022)

This publication offers guidance and a framework to help financial institutions evaluate suitability of sectoral pathways in their transition planning process and implementation efforts.

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Expectations for Real-economy Transition Plans (September 2022)

This report distills existing guidance to bring clarity and help companies in the real economy develop credible transition plans. Additionally, the report brings much-needed consistency on metrics and data points required by global financial institutions to evaluate the progress and credibility of companies’ net-zero transition plans.

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Expectations for Real economy Transition Plans September 2022

Expectations for Real economy Transition Plans September 2022

Expectations for Real-economy Transition Plans (September 2022)

This report distills existing guidance to bring clarity and help companies in the real economy develop credible transition plans. Additionally, the report brings much-needed consistency on metrics and data points required by global financial institutions to evaluate the progress and credibility of companies’ net-zero transition plans.

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Measuring Portfolio Alignment (August 2022)

Measuring Portfolio Alignment: Enhancement, Convergence, and Adoption (August 2022)

This publication provides a practitioner perspective for measuring the alignment of investment, lending, and underwriting activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement and critical 2050 global net-zero objectives. The report proposes and seeks guidance on portfolio alignment use cases as well as enhanced guidance for designing and implementing portfolio alignment metrics. Feedback from the September consultation will be reviewed by GFANZ and inform the final version of the report, which will be published ahead of COP27.

The executive summary of this report is also available in the following languages:

Japanese
Korean

Measuring Portfolio Alignment (August 2022)

Measuring Portfolio Alignment: Enhancement, Convergence, and Adoption (August 2022)

This publication provides a practitioner perspective for measuring the alignment of investment, lending, and underwriting activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement and critical 2050 global net-zero objectives. The report proposes and seeks guidance on portfolio alignment use cases as well as enhanced guidance for designing and implementing portfolio alignment metrics. Feedback from the September consultation will be reviewed by GFANZ and inform the final version of the report, which will be published ahead of COP27.

The executive summary of this report is also available in the following languages:

Japanese
Korean

The Managed Phaseout of High-emitting Assets (June 2022)

This publication provides a preliminary and high-level approach to support the identification of assets where managed phaseout could be appropriate, offers an initial overview of potential financial mechanisms that could support managed phaseout, and includes initial guidance on the features of a credible asset-level phaseout plan.

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The Managed Phaseout of High-emitting Assets (June 2022)

The Managed Phaseout of High-emitting Assets (June 2022)

The Managed Phaseout of High-emitting Assets (June 2022)

This publication provides a preliminary and high-level approach to support the identification of assets where managed phaseout could be appropriate, offers an initial overview of potential financial mechanisms that could support managed phaseout, and includes initial guidance on the features of a credible asset-level phaseout plan.

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