The Treasury Department today released a set of 9 voluntary concepts to promote consistency amongst banks that have actually made dedications to lower greenhouse gas emissions through their funding and financial investment choices. “The Principles for Net-Zero Financing and Investment” concentrate on so-called “scope 3” emissions that are not straight managed by an organization, such as the emissions created when a customer utilizes a business’s items. More than 100 U.S. companies have actually made voluntary net-zero emissions dedications, the department stated.
Among the concepts, the Treasury Department suggests that monetary companies with net-zero dedications establish and perform shift strategies to execute their promises, develop “robust governance processes” for the dedications, and be transparent about their development. “While the principles are directed at those firms that have already made a net-zero commitment or are considering making one, other financial institutions may find the concepts helpful as they navigate the risks and opportunities of the net-zero transition,” the department stated.