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Net Zero Guidance

Guidance produced by A4S

Achieving net zero emissions in an organization will rely on the knowledge, skills and processes inherent within the finance function. Where an organization has made a net zero commitment, finance professionals are well placed to develop pathways to achieve net zero, setting interim targets, allocating funds, reporting progress and integrating net zero into decision making processes over time.

To help CFOs and finance teams to support their commitments and achieve net zero emissions, A4S has produced a series of guides, case studies and top tips. The first is for finance teams from any sector, and the second focuses specifically on finance teams within banks. Both guides outline the net zero landscape, the business case for action and explore the practical steps that finance teams can take to support their organizations to progress towards net zero emissions. While the cross-sectoral guide is suitable for all finance teams regardless of industry, the bank-specific guide focuses specifically on net zero in the context of the bank’s financing activities.

CFOs and their finance teams are essential to achieving net zero emissions. Through the A4S Net Zero Statement of Support, CFOs from around the world are committing to playing their role in the transition, and A4S is supporting them through our practical guidance.” Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, A4S

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our generation and financial services has a big role to play in helping to tackle it. We will only reach net zero emissions if we work together and I hope the guidance from A4S can inspire finance teams to play their part to help us reach this global ambition.” Katie Murray, CFO, NatWest Group

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