How financial institutions are tackling Scope 3 financed emissions
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In the past few years, hundreds of financial institutions have made big announcements about becoming net zero or carbon neutral by 2050.
But S&P Global Sustainable1 data indicates that many of these pledges don’t address Scope 3 financed emissions, which come from the investments financial institutions make or the loans they finance. These account for the bulk of the industry’s emissions.
In this episode of the ESG Insider podcast, we’re digging into the steps financial institutions are taking to reduce emissions across their value chain. We speak to Laurent Babikian from environmental nonprofit CDP. We hear from Samu Slotte, the Global Head of Sustainable Finance at big Danish lender Danske Bank. And we talk with Antoni Ballabriga, the Global Head of Responsible Business at Spanish bank BBVA.
Read research from S&P Global Sustainable1 on how financial institutions are addressing financed emissions here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/insights/financed-emissions-are-missing-from-many-firms-net-zero-plans
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