WBA Benchmarks

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.

For organisations

Use this resource to:

  • Benchmark: Large ‘keystone’ companies can compare their rank versus peers and understand how they are contributing to the seven system transformations WBA has identified. The publicly available WBA benchmarks draw on existing standards and methodologies to identify relevant topics and associated metrics for organisations to disclose against (e.g. the Climate and Energy Benchmark, which incorporates the sectoral decarbonisation approach developed by the SBTi).

For investors and financial institutions

Use this resource to:

  • Benchmark: Assess underlying asset performance whilst reviewing the methodologies to understand the approach to scoring.