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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
C-ABN AMRO11FinancialsEurope
C-abrdn, formerly Standard Life Aberdeen24FinancialsEurope
DAchmea1FinancialsEurope
D+Aegon16FinancialsEurope
DAgeas0FinancialsEurope
CAllianz38FinancialsEurope
DAmerican International Group3FinancialsNorth America
D-Ameriprise Financial5FinancialsNorth America
B-APG7FinancialsEurope
BAviva45FinancialsEurope
CAXA28FinancialsEurope
DBaloise0FinancialsEurope
C-Bank Of America6FinancialsNorth America
C-Scotiabank10FinancialsNorth America
D+Barclays17FinancialsEurope
C-BBVA29FinancialsEurope
DBerkshire Hathaway2IndustrialsNorth America
D+BlackRock36FinancialsNorth America
C-BNP Paribas43FinancialsEurope
D+BNY Mellon26FinancialsNorth America
CCaixaBank5FinancialsEurope
DCapital Group10FinancialsNorth America
D+Charles Schwab5FinancialsNorth America
DChubb1FinancialsEurope
C-Citigroup16FinancialsNorth America
DCNP Assurances1FinancialsEurope
C-Commerzbank6FinancialsEurope
DCovea5FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Agricole25FinancialsEurope
DCrédit Mutuel2FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Suisse10FinancialsEurope
CDanske Bank21FinancialsEurope
C-Deutsche Bank27FinancialsEurope
DDZ Bank2FinancialsEurope
D+Fidelity Investments7FinancialsNorth America
C+Franklin Templeton Investments16FinancialsNorth America
C-Generali11FinancialsEurope
D+Goldman Sachs9FinancialsNorth America
D+Groupama5FinancialsEurope
CGroupe BPCE44FinancialsEurope
D+HSBC30FinancialsEurope
C-ING20FinancialsEurope
C-Intesa Sanpaolo15FinancialsEurope
C-Invesco26FinancialsNorth America
DJ.P. Morgan15FinancialsNorth America
DKLP2FinancialsEurope
B-Legal & General26FinancialsEurope
C-Lloyds Banking Group7FinancialsEurope
CMorgan Stanley10FinancialsNorth America
DMunich Re2FinancialsEurope
CNatWest Group11FinancialsEurope
B-NN Group10FinancialsEurope
C+Nordea26FinancialsEurope
D+Northern Trust10FinancialsNorth America
C+Phoenix Group8FinancialsEurope
C-Prudential3FinancialsEurope
D+Prudential Financial Inc10FinancialsNorth America
N/APZU0FinancialsEurope
CRabobank12FinancialsEurope
C-Santander15FinancialsEurope
D+Schroders26FinancialsEurope
D+Societe Generale24FinancialsEurope
C-Standard Chartered20FinancialsEurope
DState Street28FinancialsNorth America
D+Swiss Life1FinancialsEurope
DSwiss Re16FinancialsEurope
N/ATalanx1FinancialsEurope
C-TIAA18FinancialsNorth America
DTruist4FinancialsNorth America
DU.S. Bancorp2FinancialsNorth America
D+UBS15FinancialsEurope
C-UniCredit10FinancialsEurope
B-Unipol15FinancialsEurope
D+Vanguard8FinancialsNorth America
C-Wells Fargo7FinancialsNorth America
D+Zurich Insurance18FinancialsEurope
DState Farm Insurance0FinancialsNorth America
DMetlife1FinancialsNorth America
DNew York Life Insurance Company1FinancialsNorth America
DLincoln National Corporation0FinancialsNorth America
DNorthwestern Mutual0FinancialsNorth America
DMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company0FinancialsNorth America