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European Investment Bank - assessing climate change transition risk methodologies


Understanding how climate change risks impact investment portfolios is becoming crucial for investors globally. There are many methodologies that can assist financial institutions in this area, but they can be complex to use and may not be suitable for all investment types.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) – one of the biggest multilateral financial institutions in the world – therefore asked the Carbon Trust to advise them on the most appropriate methodologies to assess climate change transition risks.

The project involved a review of 45 methodologies and culminated in a shortlist of those that will best suit the EIB’s investment portfolio and integrate easily with the existing scorecards used by its risk team.

As the EU bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has made climate action one of its top priorities and developed a leading position among international finance institutions in this area. As part of its Climate Strategy, the EIB needs to understand the climate change risks across its investment portfolio. The Carbon Trust’s experience with the financial sector, its ability to quickly comprehend EIB operations and processes and its thorough assessment of the available tools for assessing climate change transition risks, has helped the EIB in its process to identify the tools that best suit its particular requirements.

Wouter Meindertsma, Climate Change Specialist, European Investment Bank

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