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. 

wdt_ID Name Description Tool Type Target Theme Industry/Sector
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
Tool Type Target Theme Industry/Sector