Green finance

Helping financial institutions navigate the risks and opportunities of climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Financial institutions must be proactive around the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the creation of the Principles for Responsible Banking are just two indicators of how investors, regulators and stakeholders are looking to financial institutions to fully engage on the issue of climate change. 

Organisations that can identify climate-related risk in their portfolios, articulate their climate finance targets, develop new products and services directed at those targets, and clearly communicate their strategy will be seen as responsible leaders. 

Why the Carbon Trust? 

We are independent experts who understand the environmental impacts, technologies and global markets that underpin green asset classes. 

We leverage this bottom-up understanding to create bespoke solutions and help financial institutions deliver genuinely green outcomes. 

How we can help

Green bonds and loans 

We offer a comprehensive advisory and assurance service for green bonds and loans. We provide feasibility assessments, help identify eligible assets (Green Tagging), and build Green Bond and Loan Frameworks. 

For assuring green bonds and loans, we provide Second Party Opinions and certifications to recognised standards. We are approved verifiers to the Climate Bonds Initiative Standard and we are members of the ICMA Green Bond Principles, contributing in both cases as technical advisors. 

As impartial experts, we advise on methodologies and reporting on the environmental impacts of the use of proceeds, giving investors clarity and reassurance on the impact of their investment. 

Green bonds assurance

Green bonds support through the ASEAN LCEP programme

Setting metrics and targets 

Developing sustainability targets helps clarify your company’s approach to sustainability, engages stakeholders and drives positive change in the business. 

We can work with you to create metrics and targets for your different business divisions, portfolios, own operations, or overarching targets. 

Science based targets

Climate risks and opportunities 

We've worked with several corporate clients on their climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD). 

Our many years of engagement with low carbon technologies and markets coupled with our understanding of the wide range of transition risk methodologies make us an ideal partner for identifying climate risks and opportunities in your portfolios. 

Climate change risks, opportunities and TCFD alignment

Capacity building and product development 

We offer bespoke C-suite workshops and staff training to build capacity in your organisations around green and sustainable bonds, climate-related risks and opportunities, and how to develop frameworks and impact assessments for new green products. 

We can also offer more targeted training around specific low carbon industry sectors. 

Who we've worked with 

Client  How we helped Location
Barclays  Green Corporate Assets Review, Climate Bonds Initiative Report London
IDB Invest  Sustainability Bond Framework Costa Rica
 Lloyds Bank Capacity building for green lending London
City of Mexico Green bond framework and assurance Mexico
European Investment Bank (EIB)  Transition risk assessment methodology review Luxembourg
FCO - Peru Green finance roadmap Peru
Nedbank  Climate/Green Bond Assurance  South Africa

Stakeholder insight on second-party opinions

A roundup of stakeholder views for a joint workshop with the Impact Investing Institute.

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