ESG Data Guide 2024

Carbon4 Finance - BIODIVERSITY IMPACT ANALYTICS POWERED BY THE GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY SCORE™ (BIA-GBS) for the biodiversity impact and dependencies of companies

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Research data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Nature-based information: Land use
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Reporting: TNFD

Who are the data users?

  • Investors
  • Government
  • Financial institutions
  • NGO; Schools; Banks; Index providers

Brief description of the data offering

Launched in 2016 and based in Paris, Carbon4 Finance offers a complete set of climate data solutions covering both physical and transition risks, as well as biodiversity footprint.

These proprietary methodologies allow financial organizations to measure the carbon and biodiversity footprint of their portfolio, assess the alignment with a 2°C-compatible scenario and measure the impacts that arise from events related to climate change and biodiversity loss Carbon4 Finance applies a rigorous “bottom-up” research-based approach, which means that each asset is analysed individually and at portfolio level.

Where and how do you source your data?

Based on public information and public reports, Carbon4 Finance assess the carbon footprint, physical risk and biodiversity impact on the complete value chain. C4F collect physical and activity data, convert them into tCO2eq thanks to our emission factors developed by Carbone 4 expertise and calculate Scope 1 & 2 and Scope 3 emissions.

For example, for an Oil & Gas Company, downstream Scope 3 emissions arise from the combustion of sold oil, gas, and coal by final consumers. Scope 3 emissions are then calculated based on the physical volume (metric tons oil equivalent) of fossil fuels disclosed by the company in its annual reports. Scope 3 emissions associated with the volume of fossil fuels are allocated along the value chain - extraction, transport, refining, supply, and trading.