Improving climate transition planning communications

July 2022

On June 22nd, Bank Investor Engagement Project participants – bank executives and directors, executives from institutional investors, and subject matter experts – met virtually to discuss investor expectations regarding bank climate transition plans, and what effective communication and engagement on climate transition entails. Discussions highlighted that investors are looking for both more specifics about implementation plans and interim targets, but also greater transparency and candor about the challenges in achieving them.

This ViewPoints synthesizes perspectives emerging from the session and discussions in preparation for the meeting. It is organized around the following sections:

  • Investors expect banks to actively facilitate the transition to a greener economy
  • Investors are looking for greater detail and transparency in transition plans
  • Banks are managing a range of challenges to improve planning and communication
  • The road ahead: improving engagement through ongoing discussion