ESG Data Guide 2024

Carbon4 Finance - CLIMATE RISK IMPACT SCREENING (CRIS) for Climate Physical Risk

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Indices/Exchange data
  • Rankings
  • Ratings
  • Research data
  • Verification/Certification/External opinion
  • portfolio data; asset data; underlying data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Geospatial/location data
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Nature-based information
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Nature-based information: Land use
  • Nature-based information: Water
  • Norms-based screening
  • Physical risk
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: ISSB standards
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: Other Regulations
  • Reporting: SEC climate
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: TCFD
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Temperature alignment
  • Transition plan assessments

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • 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 impact and dependencies.

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.

In the CRIS Database, we take into consideration seven direct hazards and nine indirect hazards. 
Seven direct climate hazards : 
- Increase in average temperature 
- Changes in the intensity or frequency of heat waves
- Changes in the frequency and duration of drought extremes
- Changes in rainfall patterns
- Changes in the intensity of frequency of rainfall extremes
- Sea level rise
- Changes in the intensity or frequency of storms

These seven direct climate hazards take into account nine indirect aggravating factors :
- Biodiversity migration and loss
- Air quality degradation
- Urban heat island intensification
- Water scarcity
- Wildfires
- Floods (river & groundwater flood)
- Landslides and mass movements
- Coastal floods
- Coastal erosion

Where and how do you source your data?

Based on public information and public reports, Carbon4 Finance assesses the carbon footprint, physical risk and biodiversity impact on the complete value chain. C4F collects physical and activity data, convert them into tCO2eq thanks to our emission factors developed by Carbone4 expertise and calculates 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.

What is the cost for your data offering?

The cost is discussed during the calls and depends on the client's budget.