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Banking on a Low Carbon Future: an investor guide for engaging with banks on climate change


This report provides guidelines to inform investor engagement with banks, in line with the Paris Agreement. The report begins by making the case that for long-term investors seeking to reduce exposure to climate risks, banks stand out as a strategic choice for focused engagement efforts.

The guidelines then turn to consider four key areas outlining how banks can be encouraged to adjust their practices in light of the risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a <2°C economy:

  • Climate risk assessments and management
  • Low carbon products and services
  • Policy engagement and collaboration with other actors
  • Implementation and monitoring