Financed Emissions Calculations

Our solution allows you to measure the emissions of your investments using globally accepted standards endorsed by the TCFD

Designed for, and used by, the world’s largest banks, asset managers, and asset owners to calculate their financed emissions carbon footprint from investing and lending activity, using either the PCAF and Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards. Trusted, audit-ready calculations enable a variety of use cases, from sustainability reporting to more responsible investment and lending decision making.

Financed Emissions Calculations

Persefoni Finance allows investors and lenders across both public and private market domains to evaluate the carbon footprint of  their investment holdings. Financed emissions can be simply thought of as a methodology for answering the question: “What are the emissions associated with my investment portfolio?” Within the broader context of accounting for carbon, they fall into the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s (GHGP)   Scope 3, Sub-Category 15 ‘Investments’ category for someone like an investment manager, asset owner or bank. Today, the global standard for measuring certain investment and lending activities is the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) accounting framework, which makes a detailed structure for measuring financed emissions. These frameworks are endorsed by the UN’s Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for use by financial services professionals as the standard used for calculating financed emissions. Persefoni has deep connectivity with the investing community, and therefore had the foresight to bring both GHGP and PCAF into our software platform from the start. We empower companies and investors alike to measure their carbon footprint with ease, granularity and conviction.  

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Investment Portfolio Scope 1-3 Emissions

We are living in a fast paced and ever-changing world. Today, most investors and stakeholders expect you to understand the Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions associated with your investment and lending activities. Our software enables you to have an answer to this question, and empowers you with insights on the largest contributors to your carbon footprint. We enable calculation across your portfolio including by asset class, fund, strategy, or industry. Our  transaction level footprint data in our Footprint Activity Ledger Co2E Activity ledger is transparent and ready for assurance, so you can report in a  transparent and credible manner to stakeholders, sustainability initiatives and investor requests.

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Not an ESG or Climate expert? Not a problem.

Our clients choose Persefoni time and time again for our financial services expertise. We have a unique team of climate experts who understand the asset classes you manage: from public market equities, to private equity and venture capital, to structured credit vehicles, to mezzanine lending and more.  It takes years to understand the complexity of carbon accounting and particularly how that relates to capital markets and investing. We’re here to answer all your questions.

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A Solution That Lets You Focus on Investing

When you are managing capital day to day, you don’t have the time to become a carbon accounting expert. The standards are complex, nuanced and constantly evolving. You need a software solution and team that can give you the confidence to report on your carbon without taking you away from what you do best. That’s why we have partnered with CDP and Refinitiv to enhance the data you provide and make your process as fast and credible as possible. Our advanced analytics will empower you to bring carbon into the investment process so that you are prepared for the future.

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