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BankTrack 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 assesses bank policy commitments on fossil fuel financing. In between publication dates (usually in March) of this report, BankTrack continues to closely track all changes in bank commitments on fossil fuel finance, using the BOCC methodology to assess and value such changes. The pages linked below reflect this ongoing work.
Fossil fuel general
Oil and gas
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 2019 assessment of the human rights policies of 50 banks globally. The second link leads to an additional assessment in 2021 of the human rights policies of 14 African banks.
Equator Principles implementation
BankTrack has monitored the Equator Principles ever since their inception in 2003. On the page below we keep track of how well Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) report their financing of specific projects, as mandated by the Equator Principles.
Banks, forests and biodiversity
Together with Environmental Paper Network (EPN) BankTrack regularly assesses the quality of bank financing policies for the pulp and paper industry. This asessment is based on a benchmark developed by EPN and BankTrack.
BankTrack is also involved in the Forest and finance coalition, which assesses the financing policies of banks for high impact business sectors impacting on forests (update forthcoming).