IRIS+ System / Strategic Goals

Last updated: 2022

The IRIS+ impact performance benchmarks are analytic tools that aggregate sector-specific impact results across investments, enabling investors to compare their impact performance to peers and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Use this resource to:

  • Benchmarking and rating: Compare your investment to others in the same Impact Theme or Category, as well as against the UN SDGs.

CDP Financial Services Disclosure System

Last updated: 2021

Tools for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The CDP Financial Services Disclosure System allows for a baseline assessment of climate-related risks, opportunities and impacts in financing portfolios; and of how banks, asset owners, asset managers and insurance companies are preparing for the net-zero carbon transition.

Use this resource to:

  • Identify: Understand the relevant climate change, forests and water security impacts to measure, based on the organization’s size, sector, and geography.
  • Measure, assess and value: Track change in performance over time. Each question in the questionnaire is scored – some with reference to social or ecological thresholds – to help the organisation determine whether it is performing sustainably on that topic.
  • Communicate: Report to all stakeholders on climate change, forests and water security. The questionnaires provide a framework for companies to report environmental information to their stakeholders covering governance and policy, risks and opportunity management, environmental targets and strategy, and scenario analysis. Receive an A-D grading based on questionnaire responses.
  • Benchmarking and rating: Benchmark environmental performance against industry peers and receive feedback on progress each year. The information disclosed is also used by financial markets for stewardship and engagement, in investment research, new financial products, and global indices and ratings.

WBA Benchmarks

Last updated: 2021

Benchmarks that rank companies and financial institutions based on their impact. The WBA recognises that transformations are needed to achieve sustainability across seven systems (financial, decarbonisation and energy, food and agriculture, digital, social, urban, and nature). In each of these seven systems, companies that have a big role to play in hindering or advancing progress towards a sustainable future are identified as ‘keystone’ companies. WBA then develops a publicly available methodology for each system (or component of a system), drawing on existing standards to identify relevant topics and associated metrics for companies to disclose against.

Use this resource to:

  • Benchmarking and rating: Assess underlying asset performance whilst reviewing the methodologies to understand the approach to scoring.