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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.

Transition planning

The documents on this page comprise a set of related frameworks, tools and other resources to support transition planning across the financial sector. Download the overview to learn more below.

Towards a Global Baseline for Net-zero Transition Planning

This guide provides an overview of five GFANZ publications on transition planning published in June 2022: Recommendations and Guidance on Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans; Guidance on Use of Sectoral Pathways for Financial Institutions; Introductory Note on Expectations for Real-economy Transition Plans; 2022 Concept Note on Portfolio Alignment Measurement; and the Managed Phaseout of High-emitting Assets.

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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.

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.

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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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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Introductory Note on Expectations for Real-economy Transition Plans (June 2022)

This note introduces the work that GFANZ is doing to support and accelerate the development of real-economy transition plans by providing clarity around the expectations of financial institutions.

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Introductory Note on Expectations for Real-economy Transition Plans (June 2022)

This note introduces the work that GFANZ is doing to support and accelerate the development of real-economy transition plans by providing clarity around the expectations of financial institutions.

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2022 Concept Note on Portfolio Alignment Measurement (June 2022)

This note describes GFANZ findings on the use of portfolio alignment metrics and outlines the goals and workplan of the GFANZ Portfolio Alignment Measurement workstream. GFANZ will release a full report on portfolio alignment measurement in advance of COP27.

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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)

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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