The CDSB Framework sets out an approach for reporting environmental information and natural capital in mainstream reports, such as annual reports, 10-K filing, or integrated report, for the benefit of investors. It allows investors to assess the relationship between specific environmental matters and the organization's strategy, performance and prospects. This framework was first published in 2012 and has been updated to align with the TCFD recommendations.
The CRIS method enables the provision of a physical risk rating at both the issuer and portfolio level, incorporating both a climate component and a sectoral and contextual vulnerability component. It allows asset managers and investors to know the level of risk, track it over time and engage with the underlying companies about their vulnerability to climate change.
The ACT (Assessing low-Carbon Transition) initiative assesses how ready an organization is to transition to this new low-carbon world using a future-oriented, sector specific methodology. It is the natural next step to bring accountability to the growing number of actions that organizations are taking to tackle climate change. ACT has the backing of companies, investors and government departments. Since the launch of the pilot project methodologies have been developed and tested with three trial sectors - retail, auto manufacturers and electric utilities.
This portal is intended to serve a community of Geographic Information Systems users interested in climate change. The free datasets of climate change projections can be downloaded as a shapefile, a text file, or as an image. Many 2D variables from modeled projected climate are available for the atmosphere and land surface.
Author: The Investment Leaders Group convened by CISL
Industry Group: Asset Owners
Guidance / Tool - 2016
This toolkit supports investors to design investment strategies that can make a strong contribution to long-term, responsible and sustainable investment, or to assess the extent to which existing strategies contribute to it. This includes advice about measuring and reporting financial and sustainability performance indicators through the identification and monitoring of ESG risk and opportunities.