ESG Data Guide 2023

Carbon4 Finance - CIARA – Carbon Impact Analytics for Real Assets

Data category

Environmental data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: Other Regulations
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Temperature alignment

Who are the data users?

  • Financial institutions
  • Investors

Brief description of the data offering

CIARA - Carbon Impact Analytics for Real Assets - is a methodology for infrastructure investors. Through a set of indicators related to climate issues (impact on the climate, alignment with Paris Agreement, vulnerabilities to climate risks), we enable investors to understand the real assets they hold (post-investment) or that they wish to hold (pre-investment).

Providing our clients with such indicators is essential, especially for this asset class that is so structuring for our economies and in our clients' portfolios.

In this context, CIARA is useful in several ways. In the pre-investment phase, our risk and opportunity indicators help to make informed investment decisions. In the post-investment phase, our annual impact and vulnerability indicators help identify levers to reduce the latter.

Where and how do you source your data?

Carbon footprint assessment depends on two main factors – physical activity data that directly come from our clients, and emission factors that come from public data bases.

To assess the temperature of the infrastructure, we need to model the performance of this infrastructure thanks to some physical data coming from our clients. We then compare the modelled performance with a reference carbon budget that stems from the International Energy Agency scenarios.

As for physical risks’ assessment, we need to know very few information on the infrastructure (notably its location) to understand its exposition and vulnerability to physical risks. The climate hazards come from climate models, such as CORDEX for example

What is the cost for your data offering?

The pricing policy depends on the number of lines and on the number of indicators chosen. Feel free to contact if you need extra information about our prices.