• Natural Capital Investment Americas 2023: Investor hopes the SBTi will 'endorse' carbon credits

    02 October 2023

    An Environmental Finance conference has heard hopes from market participants that the Science-based Targets Initiative (SBTi) will "endorse" the use of carbon credits as part of net zero targets.

  • SBTi's financial sector framework will enhance its credibility, says IEEFA

    25 August 2023

    The Science Based Targets initiative's (SBTi) proposed standards for financial institutions will help boost the initiative's credibility, says the Institute for Energy, Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) - although there is still room for improvement.

  • SBTi 'increases ambition' for financial institutions on emissions reduction targets

    19 June 2023

    The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched "more ambitious" draft emissions reduction target guidance that will require financial institutions to further align with a 1.5°C pathway.

  • People moves, 31 March: Impax, SBTi, Finance for Biodiversity, GSSB ... and more

    31 March 2023
  • SBTi rules out mandating annual target reviews

    22 August 2022

    The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has told Environmental Finance it will not mandate companies to annually review emissions reductions targets and has ruled out setting a universal base year against which to benchmark reductions.

  • Transition methodologies failing to meet Paris Agreement, academics warn

    11 August 2022

    Existing methodologies commonly used by companies, investors and regulators for calculating transition pathways are failing to accurately reflect the Paris Agreement goals, with academics warning that most business will consequently fail to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in time.

  • Boston Common: Differing methodologies for bank sustainable financing 'unnecessary competition'

    12 October 2020

    Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM) has criticised the increasing number of methodologies used to assess how a bank's sustainable financing commitments impact its portfolio, as a distraction from core climate goals.

  • 2DII stakeholders show support for its stance in break with SBTi

    20 August 2020

    The 2° Investing Initiative (2DII) has published feedback on its public spat with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), showing that numerous stakeholders agree with its critique of a methodology for investors.