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The table below will help you navigate the main Frameworks relevant for financial actors. You can filter them by Targets, Themes or search by key words. To ensure the full usability of this page, we recommend you to access it through your laptop and make the browser window full-screen. 

wdt_ID Name Description Targets Themes Members / AUM
1 2X Challenge Financing for Women Unlock resources that will help advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. Financial Institutions, Investors Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment NA
2 Asset Owner Diversity Charter Formalise a set of actions to improve diversity, in all forms, across the investment industry. Asset Owners Diversity & Inclusion, Justice 21 / £1 trillion
3 Biodiversity Footprint for Financial Institutions (BFFI) An impact assessment approach developed to enable financial institutions integrate biodiversity impact into their investment decisions. Banks, Financial Institutions, Investors Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Environment NA
4 CDSB framework for reporting environmental and climate change information Approach for reporting environmental and climate change information in mainstream reports, such as annual reports, 10-K filing, or integrated reports. Companies, Financial Institutions Accounting, Climate Disclosure, Environment NA
5 Equator Principles (EPs) Minimum requirements to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks in projects financing. Financial Institutions, Infrastructures, Project Finance Environment Risk, Social Risk 129 / NA
6 GHG Protocol for Project Accounting (GHG Project Protocol) Quantify the greenhouse gas benefits of climate change mitigation projects. Project Finance Accounting, GHG Emissions NA
7 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Provides a set of goals and targets aiming to catalyze and enable urgent and transformative action in our societies’ relationship with biodiversity by 2030. Companies, Financial Institutions, States Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Environment NA
8 Green / Social / Sustainability linked Loan Principles (GLP, SLP, SLLP) Promote integrity in the development of the loan market by clarifying how to categorize loans as green / social / or sustainability linked. Banks, Financial Institutions, Green Loans, Social Loans, Sustainability-linked Loans Environment, Social, Sustainable Finance NA
9 ICMA Green, Social and Sustainability - linked Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Climate Transition finance / SDGs Handbooks Support in financing socially, environmentally sound and/or sustainable projects and provide transparent ESG credentials. Bond Issuers, Capital Markets, Green Bonds, Social Bonds, Sustainability-linked Bonds Climate Transition, Environment, Social, Sustainable Finance, SDGs 600 / NA
10 Impact Investing Principles for Pensions Offers a governance framework considering impact, which tackles the investment process at every stage in the investment chain. Asset Managers, Institutional Investors, Service Providers Impact Investing, SDGs, Sustainable Finance NA

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