Green Finance: GFANZ Amending Its Membership Rules

November 1, 2022

The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has amended its membership rules by dropping its connection to the UN-supported Race to Zero campaign. As mentioned in our article last week, certain major U.S. banks were considering withdrawing from GFANZ over litigation and enforcement concerns. GFANZ’s progress report does not mention compliance with Race to Zero guidelines as a condition of membership. Instead it states that the alliances would “take note of the advice and guidance” of Race to Zero. GFANZ has over 450 members worldwide and represents over $130 trillion in assets. Prior to this change, one of the key requirements for institutions signing up to one of the GFANZ alliances, was the commitment to adhere to the Race to Zero minimum standards.

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