Instruments to help you navigate the sustainable finance journey.
Take Action – Tools
What is a Tool?
A Tool is an instrument that provides access to science-based data and analytics on defined themes. Tools can help to collect reliable information and to track progress over time based on quantitative data.
Why joining a Tool?
To have access to science-based, comparable, and harmonised data sets.
When joining a Tool?
Tools primarily support an organisation in the measuring and reporting phases of its sustainability related strategy. The reliable data, that a Tool gives access to, help organisations to track whether their strategy and commitments are properly implemented and can help identify improvement actions where needed.
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The table below will help you navigate the main Tools relevant for financial actors. You can filter them by Tool Type, Target, Theme, Industry/Sector, 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.
|1||ACT - Assessing Low Carbon Transition (by CDP & ADEME)||Assess corporates’ climate strategy against the required low-carbon transition and associated sector-specific decarbonization trajectories.||Company assessment / Target setting||Companies, Financial Institutions||GHG Emissions, Target Setting||Cross-sectoral, Agriculture, Aluminum, Automotive, Cement, Chemical, Consumer Good, Glass, Industrial, Oil&Gas, Paper, Real Estate, Steel, Transport & Utility|
|2||Aqueduct (by WRI)||Map water risks at basin level such as floods, droughts, and water stress, also linked to agriculture and food security.||Maps / Risk assessment||Academia, Companies, Financial Institutions, Policy Makers||Water, Water risk, Landuse||Cross-sectoral, Agriculture|
|3||B-Impact Assessment (by B Lab)||Assess, manage and improve a company's impact and benchmark against peers. Overall score and areas of improvements are provided.||Company assessment||Asset Owners, Asset Managers, Companies, Financial Institutions||Community, Environment, Governance, Impact, Social, Workforce||Cross-sectoral|
|4||Biodiversity Guidance Navigation tool (by UNEP-WCMC)||Guided natural capital self-assessment (biodiversity-inclusive), with interactive questions and supporting resources.||Company assessment||Companies, Financial Institutions||Biodiversity, Natural Capital||Cross-sectoral|
|5||CA100+'s Net Zero Company Benchmark (by CTI, CA 100+, IM, TPI & 2DII)||Assess companies among the Climate Action 100+ focus on disclosure indicators, to clarify expectations and track progress.||Company assessment||Companies, Financial Institutions||Net-zero Emissions, GHG Emissions, Reporting, Target Setting||Cross-sectoral, Automotive, Aviation, Chemical, Cement, Coal, Consumer Good, Mining, Oil&Gas, Paper, Power Generation, Services, Shipping, Steel, Utility|
|6||CDC ESG toolkit (by CDC)||Guidance on investment & transaction cycle, management systems, E&S topics and sectors’ profiles, including the Business Case for ESG integration.||Knowledge tool||Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Banks, DFIs, Financial Institutions||Anti-corruption, Environment, Governance, Social||Cross-sectoral|
|7||CERISE’s Social Assessment tool (By Cerise)||Assess the implementation of the Universal Standards and benchmark against peers.||Company assessment||Investors, DFIs||Governance, Clients Responsibility, Employees Responsibility, Microfinance, Social||Cross-sectoral|
|8||Climate Impact Explorer (by NGFS, PIK & ETH Zürich)||Provide time and spatial evolution of identified climate impact indicators (can be used for stress-testing).||Scenario analysis / Stress testing||Academia||Climate Risk, Scenario Analysis, GHG Emissions||Cross-sectoral, Agriculture|
|9||ClimateWise Infrastructure Risk Exposure Matrix (by ClimateWise)||Assess transition risks, including market and technological shifts, policy and legal changes and reputational damage and opportunities.||Risk assessment||Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Insurances||Climate Risk||Infrastructure, Power Generation, Real Estate, Transport|
|10||Drought Stress Testing tool (by NCFA & GIZ)||Assess how droughts of different severity, duration and geographic distribution by sector or region could affect a loan portfolio.||Risk assessment / Stress testing||Banks, Corporate Loans||Water, Water Risk||Cross-sectoral|