Financed Emissions Development Consulting



Jackson Associates Provides Consulting Services to Assist Financial Firms Develop Accurate Financed Scope 3 Emissions Data Development and Reporting Strategies

Scope 3 Finaced Emissions Estimation Accuracy
Click Here to See Three Notes Describing Challenges Related to Calculating Annualand Year-to-Year Scope 3 Emissions Report Data

Summary. Financial institutions are facing increasing pressure to report Scope 3 financed emissions – that is, emissions of their mortgage and commercial real estate (CRE) customers. A soon-to-be issued SEC rule will likely require mid-to-large financial institutions to report these data.

Since these emissions can account for 90 – 95 percent of all financial institution emissions, a reliable calculation of current emissions is important. More critical are the year-to-year emissions intensity estimates (e.g., emissions/mortgagor) presented for investors to evaluate emissions improvements over time. Inaccurate emissions calculations and emissions intensity statistics can sabotage a financial institution’s public image by reflecting increased emissions intensities when the opposite is true. Or, in a worst-case scenario, result in an external audit showing that reported emissions intensities are overestimating emissions improvements.

Avoid working through the 400+ pages of the SEC’s proposed rule documentation and 150+ page PCAF recommendations (Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials - an international organization of financial institutions that provides a guide to Scope 3 calculation methodologies sanctioned by the SEC) to develop a strategy that provides the most accurate calculation of your financial firm's Scope 3 emissions including strategies to protect against biases emissions intensity calculations and reputational risk. See our most recent white paper on these emissions intensity calculation risks here

Jackson Associates (JA) Consulting Experience. JA has consulted with more than 150 state and federal government agencies, energy utilities and private companies concerning energy use estimation and related analysis. JA has provided testimony in dozens of utility-related regulatory proceedings and has provided energy use analysis supporting energy efficiency regulations for state agencies and the US Department of Energy. See a partial list of clients here and more of my background here

As the author of the widely used 7+ million record MAISY Utility Customer Energy Use Databases, JA has extensive experience in "big data analysis " and development and validation of huge data sets

Financed Scope 3 emissions can be developed with a variety of strategies; however, following the PCAF recommendation of continuously improving data input can result in emissions intensity measures (e.g., CO2e/mortgagor) that show year-to-year changes that can grossly over or under estimate financed emissions improvements. Financial firms need to carefully consider and develop strategies that eliminate this risk.

Contact us to discuss your reporting needs and an assessment of the most cost-effective approach to meeting those needs.

Jerry Jackson, President
Jackson Associates
37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, Fl 32801
979-204-7821 (cell)