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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
D+HSBC30FinancialsEurope
C-BNP Paribas42FinancialsEurope
CAllianz38FinancialsEurope
C-Santander15FinancialsEurope
CAXA28FinancialsEurope
C-ING19FinancialsEurope
C-Intesa Sanpaolo15FinancialsEurope
C-Lloyds Banking Group7FinancialsEurope
D+Zurich Insurance17FinancialsEurope
C-UniCredit10FinancialsEurope
C-BBVA29FinancialsEurope
DChubb1FinancialsEurope
C-Generali10FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Agricole24FinancialsEurope
D+Societe Generale23FinancialsEurope
D+UBS15FinancialsEurope
CNatWest Group11FinancialsEurope
BAviva45FinancialsEurope
BLegal & General26FinancialsEurope
D+BlackRock35FinancialsNorth America
D+Vanguard8FinancialsNorth America
DState Street28FinancialsNorth America
D+BNY Mellon25FinancialsNorth America
DJ.P. Morgan10FinancialsNorth America
D+Goldman Sachs9FinancialsNorth America
C-TIAA16FinancialsNorth America
D+Northern Trust9FinancialsNorth America
C-Invesco25FinancialsNorth America
C-Deutsche Bank26FinancialsEurope
C-abrdn, formerly Standard Life Aberdeen24FinancialsEurope
C+Franklin Templeton Investments14FinancialsNorth America
D+Schroders26FinancialsEurope
B-APG7FinancialsEurope
CGroupe BPCE44FinancialsEurope
D+Barclays17FinancialsEurope
D+Credit Suisse10FinancialsEurope
C-Standard Chartered20FinancialsEurope
CRabobank12FinancialsEurope
C+Nordea26FinancialsEurope
DCrédit Mutuel1FinancialsEurope
C-Commerzbank6FinancialsEurope
CCaixaBank5FinancialsEurope
C-ABN AMRO11FinancialsEurope
CDanske Bank21FinancialsEurope
N/ATalanx1FinancialsEurope
DCNP Assurances1FinancialsEurope
D-Ameriprise Financial5FinancialsNorth America
DDZ Bank2FinancialsEurope
D+Aegon14FinancialsEurope
DMunich Re2FinancialsEurope
C+Phoenix Group8FinancialsEurope
B-NN Group10FinancialsEurope
D+Swiss Life1FinancialsEurope
DSwiss Re16FinancialsEurope
DCovea4FinancialsEurope
D+Groupama4FinancialsEurope
DAgeas0FinancialsEurope
DAchmea1FinancialsEurope
B-Unipol14FinancialsEurope
N/APZU0FinancialsEurope
CMorgan Stanley10FinancialsNorth America
DBaloise0FinancialsEurope
DKLP2FinancialsEurope
C-Bank Of America6FinancialsNorth America
C-Prudential Financial Inc7FinancialsNorth America
C-Wells Fargo7FinancialsNorth America
C-Citigroup14FinancialsNorth America
C-Scotiabank10FinancialsNorth America
DBerkshire Hathaway2IndustrialsNorth America
DAmerican International Group3FinancialsNorth America
C-Prudential3FinancialsEurope
D+Fidelity Investments6FinancialsNorth America
D+Charles Schwab3FinancialsNorth America
DTruist3FinancialsNorth America
D-Capital Group8FinancialsNorth America
DU.S. Bancorp2FinancialsNorth America
DMetlife1FinancialsNorth America
DNew York Life Insurance Company1FinancialsNorth America
DLincoln National Corporation0FinancialsNorth America
DNorthwestern Mutual0FinancialsNorth America
DMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company0FinancialsNorth America
DState Farm Insurance0FinancialsNorth America