Science Based Targets for Finance: Launch of Framework and Target Validation Pilot

Date: 1 October 2020
Time: 09:00 am - 10:00 am America/New York
Location: Online

Financial institutions are the vital link in enabling the rapid and unprecedented economic transformation needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Through their lending and investing, financial institutions have the power to redirect capital to the sustainable technologies and solutions of the future and to the companies doing the most to prepare for a net-zero emissions economy.

Join us during Climate Week New York for the launch of the Science Based Targets initiative’s framework for financial institutions to set science-based targets.

– Learn about how financial institutions can set science-based targets for their lending and investment portfolios
– Understand how the Science Based Targets initiative will assess and validate financial institution targets
– Find out how you can get involved in the target validation pilot phase


– Mark Carney, Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister for COP 26 and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

– Gonzalo Muñoz, UN High Level Climate Action Champion for Chile, COP26 Team

– Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, WRI

– Nate Aden, Senior Fellow, WRI

– Chendan Yan, Research Analyst, WRI