Ryan Brightwell, Director of Research
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BankTrack, in collaboration with our partners, continuously assesses the quality and implementation of specific bank policies, using our own benchmark of what constitutes a good policy. In doing so, we seek to establish which banks lead in the development and implementation of specific policies, and which bank should be considered laggards. Below you can find links to all assessments that are available on various sections of our website.
Banks and Climate
BankTrack is one of the co-publishers of the annual Banking on Climate Chaos (BOCC) report, which includes an assessment of bank policy commitments on fossil fuel financing based on the Coal Policy Tool and Oil and Gas Policy Tracker. In addition, BankTrack maintains an overview of the Net Zero commitments of at least the 60 commercial banks included in the BOCC report.
Net zero commitments
Banks and Human rights
For over ten years BankTrack has assessed the implementation by banks of the 'United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and human rights'. The page below links to our latest, 2019 assessment of the human rights policies of 50 banks globally. The other links lead to additional assessment of the human rights policies of African and Asian banks. A new benchmark is due to be published in November 2022.
Banks and Nature
BankTrack, together with the Environmental Paper Network, is periodically assessing quality of bank investment policies for the pulp and paper sector. In addition, BankTrack is member of the Forest and Finance coalition, takes part in assessing bank policies for business sectors with a high impact on tropical forest and other ecosystems.
Tracking the Equator Principles
BankTrack has been tracking compliance of banks with the requirements of the Equator Principles ever since their inception in 2003. The table below assesses EPFI compliance with EP reporting requirements.