Target Setting Protocol: Second Edition

Last updated: 2022

The Protocol sets out the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance Alliance’s approach to target setting and reporting. The first edition of this Protocol focused on the period 2020–2025. This second edition also outlines the ambition towards 2030.

Use this resource to:

  • Set targets and plan: Set science-based targets on financed emissions using short-term targets for a 1.5 degree Celsius aligned, net-zero world by 2050. 

TCFD recommendations

Last updated: 2017

Guidance that contains disclosure recommendations for information on the material financial impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities, including those related to the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. The TCFD recommendations are structured around the four pillars of Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics and Targets.

Use this resource to:

  • Communicate: Follow recommendations to structure climate-related financial disclosures. Other voluntary standards can be used in conjunction with TCFD recommendations.

TEG Interim Report on EU Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures

Last updated: 2019

The EU Climate Transition Benchmarks (CTB) and Paris-Aligned Benchmarks (PAB) are examples of portfolio impact benchmarking techniques being employed in regulation. The regulation sets out requirements for index providers to construct investable indexes that are on a 7% decarbonisation trajectory.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Review EU’s proposed approach for establishing benchmarks, which incorporates greenhouse gas emissions at portfolio level. A climate benchmark serves as an investment performance benchmark for GHG emission-related strategies; an engagement tool and a policy benchmark to help guide strategic asset allocation.

Financial Sector Science-Based Target Guidance

Last updated: 2021

The Financial Sector Science-Based Target Guidance helps financial instituions to set science-based targets related to climate.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

  • Set Targets and plan: Set a portfolio target for greenhouse gas emissions.

How To Guide For Setting Science Based Targets

Last updated: 2021

This guide briefly introduces a leading methodology for translating planetary thresholds related to greenhouse gas emissions into company-specific targets. It also provides further links to more detailed implementation guidance.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

  • Set targets and plan: Set a company-specific target for greenhouse gas emissions that incorporates an ecological threshold for a given global warming scenario.