Net Zero Assessment (NZA)

An independent assessment of an entity’s carbon transition plan relative to a global net zero pathway, consistent with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change

Net Zero Assessments indicate our opinion of the strength of an entity’s carbon transition plan relative to a global net zero pathway consistent with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The assessment has three main components: ambition, implementation and governance.

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EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF A

Net Zero Assessment

Answer investor demand for assessments of entities’ emissions reduction plans
May enable investors to compare an entity’s emission reduction targets and plans against similarly placed assessed entities.
May provide differentiation between entities that set ambitious targets and those that set targets that imply limited efforts relative to what is needed to achieve global net zero by 2050.
Diversify funding pools and enhance access to capital
May help diversify and extend an entity’s investor baseand attract funding from a growing pool of capital focused on decarbonizing investment portfolios and investing in entities with clear transition plans.
Communicate robustness of a decarbonization plan to internal and external stakeholders
May provide more insight into an entity’s decarbonization plans by assessing not only the ambition of an entity's decarbonization plan, but also the strength of its implementation and its governance around (GHGs) emission reductions, helping to address concerns and confusion about its potential for transition and internally identify areas for improvement.
FEATURES
Point-in-time entity-level assessment offered on a public or private basis
Available upon issuer request and updated annually or ad-hoc upon request
Available for non-financial corporates and public sector entities
Excludes project and structured finance, and public entities that do not have their own GHG targets
The assessment is expressed on a five-point scale ranging from NZ-1 (highest score) to NZ-5 (lowest score)
Globally available subject to local regulations