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Sustainable Finance Policy Engagement

The world's most comprehensive analysis on how the financial sector is influencing climate-related financial policy

The financial sector is extensively engaged in influencing the passage of sustainable finance policies globally. This platform provides accessible analysis of these influencing activities, drawn from a database of over 5000 data points.


Beginning with the EU's Action Plan on Sustainable Finance in 2018, the last few years have seen a significant increase in interest by policymakers to implement policies that tackle climate-related financial risk, aim to reorient capital flows towards a more sustainable economy and mainstream sustainability issues into financial decision-making. The UN PRI's regulation database has tracked more than 750 relevant policy interventions globally, with notable recent policy developments including the EU's Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy (2021) and the Biden Administration's Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk (2021).

InfluenceMap continually tracks and analyzes the positioning of more than 80 of the largest Europe and US-based financial institutions on sustainable finance policy, alongside their key industry associations.

InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of lobbying on climate policy around the globe.

In 2020, InfluenceMap expanded this work to cover sustainable finance policy, with the methodology closely following the existing methodology on climate policy which can be found here.

Financial Institution Metrics and Profiles

Below is a ranking table with the financial institutions included in this research. A summary profile and full access to the data underlying the assessments can be accessed via the links in the table.

Influencemap Performance BandOrganizationEngagement Intensity
CABN AMRO10FinancialsEurope
C-abrdn, formerly Standard Life Aberdeen25FinancialsEurope
C+Achmea4FinancialsEurope
D+Aegon16FinancialsEurope
DAgeas1FinancialsEurope
CAllianz39FinancialsEurope
DAmerican International Group4FinancialsNorth America
D-Ameriprise Financial5FinancialsNorth America
B-APG7FinancialsEurope
BAviva46FinancialsEurope
CAXA28FinancialsEurope
DBaloise1FinancialsEurope
D+Bank Of America9FinancialsNorth America
C-Scotiabank10FinancialsNorth America
D+Barclays22FinancialsEurope
C-BBVA32FinancialsEurope
DBerkshire Hathaway1IndustrialsNorth America
D+BlackRock38FinancialsNorth America
C-BNP Paribas45FinancialsEurope
D+BNY Mellon29FinancialsNorth America
CCaixaBank6FinancialsEurope
DCapital Group9FinancialsNorth America
D+Charles Schwab4FinancialsNorth America
DChubb1FinancialsEurope
D+Citigroup19FinancialsNorth America
DCNP Assurances1FinancialsEurope
C-Commerzbank8FinancialsEurope
DCovea5FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Agricole25FinancialsEurope
DCrédit Mutuel2FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Suisse11FinancialsEurope
CDanske Bank22FinancialsEurope
C-Deutsche Bank27FinancialsEurope
DDZ Bank2FinancialsEurope
D+Fidelity Investments7FinancialsNorth America
C+Franklin Templeton Investments17FinancialsNorth America
C-Generali11FinancialsEurope
DGoldman Sachs15FinancialsNorth America
D+Groupama5FinancialsEurope
CGroupe BPCE46FinancialsEurope
D+HSBC33FinancialsEurope
C-ING17FinancialsEurope
C-Intesa Sanpaolo15FinancialsEurope
C-Invesco24FinancialsNorth America
DJ.P. Morgan21FinancialsNorth America
DKLP1FinancialsEurope
B-Legal & General27FinancialsEurope
C-Lloyds Banking Group8FinancialsEurope
C-Morgan Stanley17FinancialsNorth America
DMunich Re2FinancialsEurope
CNatWest Group13FinancialsEurope
B-NN Group10FinancialsEurope
C+Nordea27FinancialsEurope
D+Northern Trust12FinancialsNorth America
C+Phoenix Group4FinancialsEurope
C-Prudential3FinancialsEurope
D+Prudential Financial Inc10FinancialsNorth America
N/APZU0FinancialsEurope
CRabobank13FinancialsEurope
C-Santander15FinancialsEurope
D+Schroders29FinancialsEurope
D+Societe Generale26FinancialsEurope
C-Standard Chartered22FinancialsEurope
DState Street30FinancialsNorth America
D+Swiss Life1FinancialsEurope
DSwiss Re16FinancialsEurope
N/ATalanx1FinancialsEurope
C-TIAA17FinancialsNorth America
DTruist5FinancialsNorth America
DU.S. Bancorp4FinancialsNorth America
D+UBS15FinancialsEurope
C-UniCredit10FinancialsEurope
C+Unipol20FinancialsEurope
D+Vanguard8FinancialsNorth America
D+Wells Fargo12FinancialsNorth America
D+Zurich Insurance19FinancialsEurope
DState Farm Insurance0FinancialsNorth America
DMetlife0FinancialsNorth America
DNew York Life Insurance Company0FinancialsNorth America
DLincoln National Corporation0FinancialsNorth America
DNorthwestern Mutual0FinancialsNorth America
DMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company0FinancialsNorth America
E+Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)22FinancialsGlobal
EAmerican Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA)10FinancialsNorth America
D+Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)38FinancialsEurope
C-Bank Policy Institute (BPI)18FinancialsNorth America
DBIPAR13FinancialsEurope
EBusiness Roundtable13All SectorsNorth America
E-BusinessEurope30All SectorsEurope
D-EFAMA34FinancialsEurope
DEuropean Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB)28FinancialsEurope
DEuropean Banking Federation (EBF)35FinancialsEurope
E-EuropeanIssuers30All SectorsEurope
B+Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)37FinancialsEurope
DInsurance Europe29FinancialsEurope
DInvest Europe16FinancialsEurope
D-Investment Company Institute (ICI)29FinancialsNorth America
E+Managed Funds Association16FinancialsGlobal
ENational Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)11FinancialsNorth America
DPensionsEurope30FinancialsEurope
D+Reinsurance Association of America8FinancialsNorth America
D+Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)25FinancialsNorth America
D-Institute of International Finance (IIF)19FinancialsGlobal
FUS Chamber of Commerce24All SectorsNorth America
EAmerican Council of Life Insurers8FinancialsNorth America
DAmerican Bankers Association (ABA)15FinancialsNorth America
C+American Retirement Association (ARA)8FinancialsNorth America
C-UK Finance16FinancialsEurope
C-The Investment Association18FinancialsEurope
BPensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)14FinancialsEurope
B-Association of British Insurers (ABI)17FinancialsEurope