Rigorous accounting and transparent disclosure are critical in ensuring companies are making real, fundamental changes to reduce emissions.
The first step in setting climate targets, creating a roadmap, and tracking progress on fulfilling our net-zero commitments is to understand, measure, and disclose our financed emissions. We began this journey in 2019 by publicly committing to tracking and disclosing financed emissions using the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials(PCAF) Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard. 2019 remains our base year for purposes of target-setting and measuring progress.
We reported our financed emissions publicly for the first time in our 2020 Annual Report. In our 2021 disclosure, we report emissions for around 82 per cent of all lending, 53 per cent of treasury investments and 63 per cent of managed client investments in terms of the dollars loaned or invested. Our coverage is generally higher than our Canadian peers. We report financed emissions separately from the rest of our scope 3 emissions for now.
To read our full 2021 disclosure, view our 2021 Financed Emissions Approach and Methodology.
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