Our latest Carbon Impact Analytics methodological guide

10 November 2021

The latest version of our Carbon Impact Analytics methodology is available.

Download the full CIA methodological guide here

Carbon Impact Analytics (CIA) is a methodology for assessing the full climate impact of portfolios through bottom-up measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly and indirectly induced and saved.

The method also provides an assessment of the alignment of investor and lender portfolios with a climate-focused strategy.

What’s new?
For readers already familiar with the latest edition of the CIA methodological guide (2018), here are the main changes we’ve made to our methodology:

  • Company overall rating: In addition to current and forward-looking performance, we also consider the past performance of the company to calculate its overall rating. It now ranges from 1 (best) to 15 (worst).
  • Forwardlooking qualitative grid: We’ve added a 5th criterion: governance of climate-related risks and opportunities. We also consider the two major activities of the company when conducting the forward-looking analysis.
  • Temperature alignment: Alignment is now based on the overall rating ranging from 1 to 15, thus alignment formula was reviewed. As the CIA methodology covers more and more sectors, the dataset used to proxy the world economy grows bigger, thus refining the alignment methodology.
  • Portfolio treatment: We now retreat multiple accounting between private (corporate) and public (sovereign) economic sector as well. See methodological guide for more precisions

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