Accounting standard measures GHG impact of loans and investments


Accounting standard measures GHG impact of loans and investments

Richard Peers spoke with Giel Linthorst, Executive Director at the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) to understand what PCAF is and how it offers practical help to support other reporting frameworks such as TCFD and SASB.

GHG Reporting Standards

Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, discusses the global reporting frameworks and standards for GHG inventories, as well as what channels are companies using to report their footprint publicly.

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Scope of GHG emissions explained

In this video the three categories of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, namely Scope 1, 2 & 3 are explained.
Scope 1 emissions are the direct on site emissions.
Scope 2 and Scope 3 are the indirect emissions.

ESG: Calculating Carbon Emissions for Financiers and Investor Assessment and Reporting

Holland & Knight, in association with the University of Miami School of Law, kicked off a three-part series to take an in-depth look at the core features of green financing, and provide analysis of its regulation and its far-reaching implications. The first session focuses on the foundational issues of data, reporting and calculation, which are the undercarriage for the environmental aspects of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).

Presentations in this webinar examine a variety of issues and topics from a number of perspectives including aviation, shipping, power generation and real estate. Additionally, panelists from the Aviation Working Group (AWG) demonstrate their newly developed carbon calculator. The tool calculates the emissions of aircraft and fleet portfolios, which will help ESG investors assess and report in connection with aviation financing and leasing transactions.

Why Tracking Carbon Emissions Is Suddenly A Billion Dollar Opportunity

As extreme weather events roiled communities around the world this summer, businesses and governments are feeling more pressure than ever to respond to climate change.

Tracking emissions has historically been difficult, because the methods for tracking a company’s carbon footprint are all over the place. In the U.S., corporate sustainability reporting remains unstandardized and largely voluntary. But the landscape looks better in Europe, as a recently adopted proposal is set to expand the number of companies that must produce sustainability reports. That measure will also require more detailed and standardized disclosures and impose mandatory audits.

That’s where companies like Plan A and Planetly come in. These Berlin-based startups make software that helps companies monitor, report and reduce their carbon emissions, and the market for their services is booming. Meanwhile, apps like Klima, which help individuals offset their own personal emissions, are also growing rapidly.

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