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|wdt_ID||Name||Description||Targets||Themes||Members / AUM|
|1||CDP disclosure system||Measure and manage risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation, informing decisions & helps engaging with companies.||Companies, Financial Institution, Investors||Biodiversity, Emissions, GHG Emissions, Environment, Water||680 investors / $130 trillion|
|2||CDSB’s - Accounting for Climate||Identify how climate-related matters should be integrated into companies financial reporting, based on IFRS.||Companies, Financial Institutions||Accounting, Climate-Related, Climate Risk||NA|
|3||Climate Bonds Standard (CBS)||Guidance on eligibility criteria, content of framework document, prior and post issuance reporting & review, reviewers & labelling status.||Bond issuers, Capital Markets, Investors||Climate-Related, Environment||$279 billion volume of certified debt|
|4||EFFRAG EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) Exposure Drafts (EDs)||Set of standards required under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) proposal covering the full range of sustainability matters.||Companies, Financial Institutions, Investors||Biodiversity, Clients Responsibility, Climate-Related, Emissions, Environment, Governance, Pollution, Regulation, Resources, Social, Sustainability, Water, Workforce||NA|
|5||European Green Bond Standard (EU GBS)||Standardise how to use green bonds to raise funds on capital markets to finance large-scale investments.||Bond Issuers, Capital Markets, Investors||Climate-Related, Environment||NA|
|6||Findatex European ESG Template (EET)||Facilitate the exchange of data between product manufacturer and distributor to fulfill ESG-related regulatory requirements (SFDR, Taxonomy, MiFID II, IDD).||Asset Managers, Banks, Distributors, Insurances, Pension Funds, Product Manufacturers||Environment, Governance, Regulation, Social||NA|
|7||GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard||Provide requirements and guidance for preparing a GHG emissions inventory.||Companies, Investors||GHG Emissions||NA|
|8||Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI)||Report on the impact on economy, environment, and society for sustainability reports. GRI is complementary to SASB standards.||Companies, Financial Institutions||Economic, Environment, Impact, Social||10.000 / NA|
|9||ICMA Illustrative KPIs Registry||Recommend and provide illustrative examples for the selection of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).||Sustainability-linked Bonds||Biodiversity, Climate-Related, Diversity & Inclusion, GHG Emissions, Health, Human Rights, Pollution, Resources, Water, Waste||NA|
|10||Impact management Project (IMP) Five Dimensions of Impact||Understand, measure and assess the enterprises' impacts on people and the planet to assess and measure impact.||Companies, Financial Institutions, Investors||Impact||NA|
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