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The Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark assesses the world's largest corporate greenhouse

The Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark assesses the world's largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters on their progress in the transition to the net zero future.

Climate Action 100+ worked with EY in 2020 to develop an initial framework for capturing and structuring the data needed to gauge company performance on climate transition. This work involved 50 signatory investors, investor network experts, leading climate research and data organizations and corporate stakeholders. The framework became the Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark. This seeks to assess the performance of focus companies against the initiative’s goals, with assessment indicators that are robust, fair, and applicable across sectors and regions.

The Climate Action 100+ Technical Advisory Group, comprised of Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), InfluenceMap (IM), Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) and 2° Investing Initiative (2DII), has been central to the overall development of the new Benchmark and the indicators used to assess focus company alignment with the initiative’s goals. This benchmarking project was undertaken through the leadership and support of the Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee and the investor network staff.

Once the framework was finalized, TPI was selected to conduct the company disclosure research and analysis. TPI is supported by its research and data partners the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at th

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