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Sectoral Alignment: Calendar of Work

The Center for Climate-Aligned Finance is the premier platform for deep, sector-specific problem-solving to enable sectoral climate alignment commitments in the financial sector.

We develop robust solutions to common barriers to alignment: conflicting methodologies, lack of common benchmark scenarios, inadequate data access, and—crucially—the lack of a level playing field. Solutions include developing guidance, tools, and climate-aligned finance agreements like the Poseidon Principles, the world’s first climate-aligned finance agreement, which now accounts for nearly half of senior shipping debt globally.

The Center uses a two-phase process to develop sectoral solutions. We first conduct an assessment, which identifies the barriers that financial institutions face in making sector-specific climate alignment commitments and taking meaningful steps to meet those commitments. Second, we convene and facilitate working groups to overcome these barriers. Working groups are led by financial institutions, facilitated by the Center, and built to enable the involvement of industry, experts, and advocates.

The Center’s objective is to create solutions that are built to deliver impact in the real economy at global scale. As official Net-Zero Banking Alliance Collaborators and with a network of partners across leading sustainable finance initiatives, the Center is committed to supporting the harmonization of alignment efforts.

The calendar of work below shows the status of various sectoral working groups and assessments at the Center as of Q4 2021.

Complete
Shipping

Poseidon Principles launched.

Underway
Steel

Sustainable STEEL Principles finalized. Launch expected in September 2022. More information available upon request via form adjacent.

Underway
Aviation

Aviation Climate-Aligned Finance Working Group launched in April 2022. Expected completion and launch in Q4 2022. More information available upon request via form adjacent.

Underway
Aluminum

Aluminum Climate-Aligned Finance Working Group launched in June 2022. Expected completion and launch in Q1 2023. More information available upon request via form adjacent.

Planned
Cement

Expected launch Q1 2023

Planned
Real Estate

Expected start of scoping work Q1 2022