Established in 2019, the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) brings together senior financial sector representatives to share their experiences in managing climate-related risks and opportunities.
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It is jointly chaired by Sarah Breeden (Executive Director of UK Deposit Takers, PRA) and Sheldon Mills (Director of Strategy and Competition, FCA). It reports to Sam Woods (CEO of the PRA and Deputy Governor at the Bank of England) and Nikhil Rathi (Chief Executive of the FCA).
The CFRF builds capacity and shares best practice across financial regulators and industry, to advance our sector’s responses to the financial risks from climate change.
Close collaboration between regulators and industry is crucial to:
- drive best practice
- make sure firms can manage risks arising from climate change and take advantage of opportunities to benefit consumers
- support the transition to net zero
the DFRF has 2 working groups: 1) Adaptation, 2) Climate Financial Resilience. The groups are chaired by a CFRF member and supported by an external secretariat. Industry participants – including trade associations – are members, ensuring a broad range of firms is represented.
The CFRF publishes guides helping the financial sector develop its approach to climate-related financial risks and opportunities. Written by industry, for industry, these help develop effective practice.
|Scenario analysis||Learning from the 2021/22 Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (CBES)||Lessons from participants in the Bank of England’s Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (CBES).||March 2023|
|Scenario analysis||Asset Management Guide||Latest thinking, as scenario analysis capability continues to mature across the asset management industry.||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||The limitations of portfolio climate data||Webinar covering on limitations of portfolio emissions data: Increased stakeholder interest, common pitfalls and possible approaches for assurance.||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||Forward-looking portfolio climate metrics||Forward-looking portfolio climate metrics: what are they, are they reliable and should we use them?||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||Climate data coverage||Webinar on the importance of investment portfolio coverage, barriers to improvement, approaches to disclosure.||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||Supporting content for webinars||Additional information on topics covered in the 3 webinars recorded in March 2023||March 2023|
|Scenario analysis||Online climate scenario analysis narrative tool||Interactive tool generating a summary of climate-related risks and opportunities for firms based on business activities models, products, risks of the firm. Uses data from scenarios by the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||Climate Disclosures Dashboard||Dashboard recommending metrics across 5 key disclosure categories – transition risk, physical risk, financed emissions and portfolio alignment, financing the transition and engagement. Tells users what metrics to disclose included and examples for producing these metrics. Metrics are 'Foundation', 'Stretch' and 'Advanced' so the Dashboard can benefit firms at different stages of their disclosure journey.||March 2023|
|Disclosure, data and metrics||Industry Frameworks and Metrics in Relation to Green & Transition Finance||Reviews survey as well as publicly available information on frameworks and examples of products and transactions, to identify emerging, consistent approaches to Green and Transition Finance. For firms looking to adopt an internal / bespoke or external green or transition framework.||December 2022|
|Transition to net zero||Mobilising Investment into Climate Solutions: Phase 1 Report||Paper supporting financial institutions looking to finance reduced emissions in the real economy as part of a strategic and rounded approach to achieving net zero objectives, minimizing future risks and capturing the opportunities that the transition presents. Includes Framing Report with 3 sector-specific scoping notes: EV infrastructure, carbon capture and storage, CRE retrofitting.||December 2022|
|Transition to net zero||Disclosures: Managing Legal Risks||Paper providing clarity on legal expectations and implications of climate disclosures since October 2021. Important as firms issue their own disclosures, and as they assess disclosures of their clients/investees to engage with them on their progress and to make investment/financing decisions.||December 2022|
|Transition to net zero||A Carbon Budget Primer for Financial Institutions||Paper providing finance practitioners with a base-level understanding of the science behind the carbon budget, as well as its implications for financial institutions.||December 2022|
|Scenario analysis||Physical Risk Underwriting Guide||Consolidating information on the modelling of physical climate-related risks.||December 2022|
|Scenario analysis||Scenario Analysis Guide for Banks||Latest thinking as scenario analysis capability continues to mature in UK banking.||December 2022|
|Scenario analysis||Scenario Analysis in Financial Firms||Results of a deep dive on the maturity of fast-evolving climate scenario analysis practices in financial firms.||December 2022|
|Scenario analysis||Climate Litigation Risk Chapter||Shortlist of cases for underwriters.||December 2022|
|Scenario analysis||Data and tools providers spreadsheet||
Database with information about specific climate risk products with product types including: models, datasets, ratings, hazard maps, frameworks
|Risk management||Risk appetite statements||Practical advice on writing, implementing and maintaining an effective climate risk appetite statement.||October 2021|
|Risk management||Use cases||
This guide contains use cases for:
|Risk management||Climate risk training||Document offering practical advice on developing and implementing an effective climate risk training programme.||October 2021|
|Scenario analysis||Implementation guide||Practical guidance on how to use scenario analysis to assess climate-related financial risks to inform firms’ strategy and business decisions.||October 2021|
|Disclosure||Case studies||Case studies from very different organisations, but cover common themes of broad interest to financial institutions looking to develop their climate risk approaches.||October 2021|
|Disclosure||Managing legal risk||Guide to managing legal risks associated with disclosure of climate-related data.||October 2021|
|Innovation||Commentary report||Explores opportunities with moving to a net-zero, resilient economy, including case studies of actions to expand financing into the real economy through increasing supply of finance and enabling on the demand side, actions to finance transition assets, and improved use of data and metrics.||October 2021|
|Innovation||Case study videos||Highlights actionable innovation opportunities to mobilise financial capital and steward an economy-wide transition to meet climate targets. These videos show practical pilots and emerging and active innovation activities across the sector.||October 2021|
While the FCA and PRA facilitate CFRF discussions, the views in this guide don’t necessarily represent the views of the regulators and are not regulatory guidance.
|Federated Hermes||Asset manager|
|GAM Investments||Asset manager|
|Royal London Asset Management||Asset manager|
|Universities Superannuation Scheme||Asset manager|
|Coventry Building Society||Bank|
|Lloyd's of London||Insurer|
|Phoenix Group Holdings plc||Insurer|
|RSA Insurance Group||Insurer|
|Green Finance Institute||Other|
|London Stock Exchange Group||Other|
|UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment||Other|