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The table below will help you navigate the main Frameworks relevant for financial actors. You can filter them by Target, Theme 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 Target Theme Members / AUM
1 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
2 Equator Principles (EPs) Minimum requirements to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks in projects financing. Financial Institutions, Infrastructure, Project Finance Environment Risk, Social Risk 129 / NA
3 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 Market, Green Bonds, Social Bonds, Sustainability-linked Bonds Climate Transition, Environment, Social, SDGs, Sustainable Finance 600 / NA
4 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder Key climate actions in the areas of investment, corporate engagement, policy advocacy, and investor disclosure. Governance is a cross-cutting theme. Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Institutional Investors Net-zero Emission NA
5 ISO 14097:2021 Greenhouse gas management and related activities Assess, measure, monitor and report on climate change and the transition into a low-carbon economy. Financial Institutions, Investors Climate Risk, GHG Emission NA
6 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
7 Natural Capital (NC) Protocol Enable organizations to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital for decision making. Companies, Financial Institutions, Organizations Accounting, Biodiversity, Capitals Approach, Environment NA
8 Net Zero Investment Framework (NZIF) Practical blueprint to enable the decarbonisation of investment portfolios and increase investment in climate solutions. Asset Owners, Institutional Investors Net-zero Emission 53 / $2,9 trillion
9 The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Code for responsible business conduct consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards. Multinational Enterprises Consumer Interest, Corruption, Environment, Human Rights 51 adherent countries (38 OECD members + 13 adherents)
10 Operating principles for Impact Management (Impact Principles) Design and implement impact management systems to ensure impact considerations are integrated throughout the investment lifecycle. Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Institutional Investors, Development Finance Institutions (DFI) Impact Investing 158 / $429 billion

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